How to Find The Right Retracting Clothesline

These are some key points to consider when selecting a Retracting Clothesline

The retracting clotheslines are a unique product which has multiple installation configurations. The video above outlines the installation options as does the product pages. One of the benefits of the retracting clothesline is they can be retracted when not in use giving you back valuable space. Some of the point to consider are:

  • How many people in your family or do you wash for
  • How often do you wash
  • What are the wash load sizes you have
  • How much space do you have available in your garden
  • Allow at least 500mm around the outside of the Clothes Hoist
  • The number of lines you would like (often dictated by the above)
  • The sheet size you would like to hang on it

In addition to the above the type of installation you want to carry out should be considered, you can see more detailed information on the Installation Guide page

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Product Categories

Fixed Rotary Clothes Hoist: This range includes the traditional Hills Hoist which has a fixed head with a metal framed which can not be folded or removed, Click here for more Fixed Head Clothes Hoist details

Folding Rotary Clothes Hoists: These are clothes hoists which come in multiple colours and the head can fold up when not in use and they can be removed from the ground also, Click here for more Folding Rotary Hoist details

Folding Frame Clotheslines: These are a very popular clothesline, they come in a large range of colours and sizes. They can be installed on a wall or be ground mounted saving a great deal of space in your home. Click Here For More Folding Frame Clothesline Details

Ceiling Airers: These are a unique product and are excellent for saving space or having as a second line for those rainy days. Click here for more Ceiling Mounted Airer details

Retractable Clotheslines: These are ideal for narrow spaces or when space is a premium, you get a large hanging area and the ability to retract the line when not in use. Click here for more Retractable Clothesline details

Portable Clotheslines: These are excellent as a second line or unit line and can be used indoors or out doors. Click here for more Portable Clothesline details

Hills 7 Line Retractable Clothesline

Save Space with the very popular Hills 7 Line Retracting Clothesline. These are a great way to save space as they can be mounted in a wide range of configurations to suit your location. Refer installation guide below. The Hills 7 Line Retractable clotheslines is one of the most popular retractable as it provides exceptional value for money. It's easy to use and when it's not in use you can simply unhook the bar and retract the line into its case. The receiving bracket is included and comes with the clothesline.

This is an ideal replacement for the Popular Hills Extenda and Everyday Line, however the span is different.


  • Easy extending action
  • Variable extendable length from 2m to 6.75m
  • Colour - Monument
  • Multiple mounting combinations (refer below)
  • 7 Lines giving up to 47m of hanging space
  • Receiving hook for clothes line included
  • Installation service available
  • Lifetime warranty on Cabinet / 12 months cord
  • Free Delivery from The Clothesline Store

Note: As a result of the span of the clothesline the cord will sag, the longer the span the greater the sag. This is common with all retracting clotheslines.

Trevor is showing his new Hills Hoist 7 Line Rotary Clothesline from The Clothesline Store

Natalie is showing her new Hills Rotary Folding Hoist purchased from The Clothesline Store

Shona From Alexandria is showing her new Hills Portable 170 From The Clothesline Store

Amy from Terrigal is showing her new Hills Portable 170 Folding Hoist purchased from The Clothesline Store

Hills Portable 170 Clotheslines

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Hills Portable 170 Clothesline

Hills Portable Clotheslines are an innovative indoor-outdoor drying solution that bridges the gap between conventional outdoor clotheslines and indoor clothes airers. These clotheslines handle a full wash load – even sheets (hanging over the ends) – and are tough, durable and look great too. 10 lines giving 17 metres of line space plus you can simply increase the hanging capacity by using the built in coat hanger holes.

Suitable for balconies, patios, carports, garages, living room's etc. Made by Hills an Australian icon.

Benefits Include:

  • Coat Hanger Holes to increase drying load
  • 17m of line space, 10 Evenly spaced lines
  • Stable and strong
  • Easy to move, Folds up flat when not in use
  • Ideal for extra drying space
  • Suitable for a 1-3 person wash
  • Lightweight design
  • Free Delivery at The Clothesline Store