Line drying clothing is the eco-friendly choice when it comes to drying laundry.

Line drying clothing is the eco-friendly choice when it comes to drying laundry. It saves energy and natural resources compared to a gas or electric dryer. Line drying is also gentler on fabrics and helps linens last longer. In fact, some garment care labels specify for delicate garments to be air dried or line dried. Plus, it’s hard to beat that crisp, fresh finish only achieved by line drying in a natural breeze!
With that said if you don’t have a yard or if you live in an HOA where visible clotheslines are prohibited, you still have options. Space-saving retractable clotheslines might be the answer! The best retractable clotheslines can be installed indoors, outdoors, on balconies or patios, in garages, in camper vans or RVs, and more.
Depending on your line drying needs, there exists a retractable clothesline perfect for you.

If you like to line dry a lot of laundry within a limited amount of space then this might be the best retractable clothesline for you. This clothesline expands up to 3.75m – that’s 15m of hanging space over 4 lines.
One thing to keep in mind is this retractable clothesline is quite wide and visible even when retracted. It is almost 38cm wide, which is necessary to accommodate the width of 4 clotheslines.
While it isn’t necessarily the most attractive or discrete option on this list, it is certainly the most practical considering the amount of laundry you can dry at one time. A great option for large families!


Up to 15m of total hanging space over 4 lines.
Great for families that want to hang multiple loads of laundry to dry at one time


Not the most attractive design – kind of bulky even when retracted.
Some customers complain about challenges with getting all 4 lines perfectly taut.

Post time: Feb-10-2023