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Monday, November 14, 2005

How To Hang Clothes and The Travel clothesline

On long vacation trips, or during the week-long conventions for the blind, when we wash our own undies, socks, and whatnots in our hotel room sink, this nifty braided rubber clothes line is the thing we use to dry them. It weighs a mere few ounces. You stretch it between two secure knobs or hooks, which you can usually find somewhere in a room. (Adding string extenders helps.) The ingenious design allows you to slip a corner of wet clothes between braids, which clinches it without clips or stains. Once secured, we have no fear about stringing the laundry up outside in a breeze, or under a fan, where they dry fast without blowing away.

For more information, or to purchase the Travel Clothesline, click this link to visit Rick Steves' Travel Store.

A. Hanging Shirts and Dresses

Put the hand inside each sleeve or armhole and slide the hanger in. Button any top button to prevent the garment from sliding off. Line up either the tag on the shirt with the hanger hook or the shoulder seams with the hanger arms.

B. Hanging Pants
Crease the pants the same way as when folding pants. Lay the pants flat on a table with the pant legs out in front of you. Slide the hanger under the pant legs, almost to the crotch, and raise up off of the table.

These tips from Carol Woodward were published on the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired website and are made available by special permission of the author.

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