Always bear in mind that the amount of space between your clothes that are hung on a loaded airer is directly proportional to the speed and efficiency of your clothesline.
Drying line space is determines the overall performance of your clothesline because obviously, the more space there is between the rows of garments, the greater the amount of sunlight and air will hit each article.
For the best clothesline in Gold Coast, we suggest choosing a model that has at least 300 millimetres of clearance between lines at the minimum and for indoor clotheslines, anything below 140 millimetres is going to be too dense to be effective unless you are going to pair it with a dehumidifier when drying indoors.
Clothesline Recommendations for Gold Coast
If you are too confused or simply having a hard time deciding which type of airer to choose, which model, from what manufacturer, etc. no need to fret! We have got you covered.
We tried our best to compile the best rated and popular airers from our online portal, condensed all of them into this short list while including some highlight features of each category so as to help you narrow down your choices and make the process much less stressful for you.
Ceiling mounted clotheslines are great if you have a small home, many do not realise that an unused ceiling area in something like a laundry or large utility room is precious real estate that you can repurpose as a drying space without consuming floor area.
Mounted to the ceiling via reliable pulleys and thick ropes, most ceiling mounted airers have tones of space between laths despite being a small form factor, they can be installed under eaves for protecting clothes from the rain, repurposed as shelves, or even be installed inside the bathroom for convenient hanging of towels and rugs.
The only downside to choosing a ceiling mounted airer is more often than not, a professional installation is required because the process is not as simple as drilling into a wall and screwing the pulleys in.
Joists have to be located and verified if the structure can support the weight of a full load of wet clothes, nevertheless, it is a relatively quick process and very rewarding in the end.
If you want a clothesline that eats up practically no amount of space inside or outside of your home and if aesthetics if one of your priorities then a retractable clothesline might just be what you are looking for.
These things are proven to be very reliable (depending on the brand), comes in a variety of capacities that will suit single-dwellers to huge families of five or six, the endless possibilities thanks to the installation options, and what we love the most about retractable clotheslines is the price.
Retractable clotheslines are some of the more affordable clotheslines without sacrificing a lot of functionality or build quality-related concerns. We are not surprised with the popularity of this type of clothesline because it is virtually maintenance free, easy to install and given that these often boast some of the best drying times compared to other airers out there, it is a no brainer.
The only negative we have noticed with retractable clotheslines is the majority of the models span a wide/long area compared to fold down and rotary clotheslines of the same capacity (minimum extension is usually pegged at 2 metres) so it is a bane for those who live in apartments and condominiums unless they have a long balcony.
A standard rotary hoist or simply called the Hills Hoist is undeniable one of the most iconic Australian inventions of all time, long considered as the king of airers, a rotary hoist can dry tons of laundry, serve as a canopy for kids at play, and can even be repurposed as a swing for the most daring of adolescents.
The main advantage of rotary hoist is capacity, reliability, and convenience, these might powerhouses can dry multiple wash loads in one sitting without breaking a sweat and it is extremely delightful to use because the top assembly can be lowered and rotated when hanging clothes.
This means, unlike with retractables and long fold down clotheslines, you can empty your laundry basket without moving a single step because the drying line comes to you, not the other way around.
Our favourite aspect of this kind of clothesline is the speed at which it dries a ton of laundry without consuming a lot of space, yes a 6 square meter portion dedicated for drying your laundry is not small but compare that to the length of land area needed to fulfil the same task with something like a retractable or ordinary pulley clothesline and you have got yourself a clear winner.
The only thing we do not like about standard rotary hoists is that they are not removable from the ground post and even if you manage to get that done, top assembly does not fold so you will not be able to store it properly.
This one shares a lot of the advantages that come with the standard rotary hoist, these things also offer great capacity, performance, and convenience without having to dedicate a space in your yard just to dry clothes.
On top of all the perks that come with standard rotary hoists, folding rotary clotheslines offer the extra advantage of not having to worry about the outdoor space that it will consume because the top assembly is foldable just like an umbrella and the main column can be unmounted from the ground socket.
This means that you basically have a portable rotary hoist that allows you to dry multiple wash loads at once while being able to regain the space it consumes when you are having margarita with friends or a barbecue.
This makes the folding rotary invaluable to people who have big families but a compact outdoor space, but remember that these things are not as solidly built as their more traditional cousins.
The top assembly consists of multiple moving parts/joints that needs to be oiled/greased every now and then to keep them from rusting and to avoid squeaks from occurring later on. And while these are not that fragile, they are still not as robust as traditional rotary hoists.
If you live somewhere like a studio, cannot have something permanently installed in your home or just in the lookout for an accessory to your primary clothesline then a portable is a good choice.
Built with portability in mind, the majority of these things are very light and easy to move from one room to another.
Some brands even design their products to be folded quite easily which facilitates ease of storage, these things are great for when the weather is just too bad to dry your clothes outside or if you need an extra clothesline because some of your relatives decided to stay longer.
Make sure to find a clothesline that has wheels if you think that you will be moving these a lot when loaded with clothes, some models do not have casters and many have very small gaps between lines so if you are going to use this inside your home, might as well consider purchasing a dehumidifier.
Fold down clotheslines is one of the most popular type of airer in our regiment, they are easy to install, economical, work very well, and very, very reliable.
Fold down clotheslines are probably one of the most reliable clotheslines we have ever known, since the majority of the brands we carry are Australia-based, most of the fold down clotheslines we have experienced are very well built, highly customisable (dozens of colours and for most manufacturers, can be purchased in any size).
If sized and installed correctly, do not be surprised to find out if your folding clothesline will last you for decades to come, the majority of manufacturers powder coat these things and because it only has two moving parts (just a pair of joints), there is very little maintenance involved.
The only caveat that we have about folding clotheslines is aesthetics, with the exception of the Versaline Broadline, most folding airers are simply too unsightly for our liking; you cannot remove them from the wall so you really have to find the perfect hiding place for these without affecting the performance too much.
In Gold Coast, the only concerns you need to focus on are really just the corrosive prowess of seawater, the occasional storms, and strategically placing your airer around your house.
This is a sunny, breezy, and warmer-than-average (but still relatively cool) territory with high humidity so always make sure that you use the sun and airflow to your advantage.
Like always, we suggest getting in touch with us or your preferred online store directly so that they can help you with our installation services.
Doing so helps guarantee a fuss-free installation and higher chances of satisfaction because installation experts are trained to work well with customers and finding the best solution to any given scenario should not be an issue.