How to Choose the Best Clothesline

How to Choose the Best Clothesline

With summer nearly on its way, it’s time to let your dryer hibernate so you can make good (and free) use of the strong New Zealand sunshine. You may already have a clothesline, but if it’s flimsy, too big or too small, you might want to consider a new one as there are an array of different clotheslines now on the market to suit all budgets and sizes. And with saying that, there’s quite a lot to consider when choosing the right one for you and your home. Here are two main factors to put into consideration…


It goes without saying that your clothesline should be located in the sunniest spot with a breeze, whether indoors or out. The size of this space will help you determine the most suitable type of clothesline. And if there is no space at all, always know that we are here with our traditional pulley-operated ceiling mounted Clothes Airers to be easily installed inside your home. If you have space outdoors, but it’s limited, we recommend a wall mounted option. The Stream Line clothesline is a great choice as it fits in tight spaces and easily folds away out of sight.

If you’re fortunate to have a large outdoor space then you may want to look into rotary or t-bar clotheslines. Both mounted in the ground, these options are durable, robust, and can withstand heavy wind. SwiftDry manufactures exceptional T-Bar clotheslines here in New Zealand.

Laundry Amount

Another factor to consider is just how much laundry you will be doing. You may have lots of space, but if you’re only washing for two people, a wall or ceiling mounted clothesline may suit best (especially for your wallet)! Families of four or more should always go for a bigger option if space allows.


If you’re on a tight budget then you should know that ceiling or wall mounted clotheslines are generally much cheaper than rotary and t-bar. Good quality rotary and t-bar clothes can cost around $600. Lifestyle drying racks start at only $225.

When you’re ready to go shopping, just do your homework and you’ll get one that checks all the boxes!