How to Install A Clothesline

Clotheslines are essential in every home, and a fold down clothesline will allow you efficient use of your outdoor space.

Project Steps:

  • Step 1: Read the instructions
  • Step 2: Assembly and Location
  • Step 3: Installation


Project Checklist


  • Clothesline
  • Pencil
  • Spirit level
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Ground mounting kit (if necessary)

Step 1

The manufacturer’s instructions will outline assembly and mounting instructions so take some time to read these before you start the job.

Step 2

Start with assembling your clothesline as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Choose a wall that has direct sunlight and that is easily accessible, but most importantly has the capacity to hold the weight of the clothesline. If you do not have a suitable wall, then drop by your local Mitre 10 to get some advice on a ground mount kit.

Step 3

Mark the required height on the wall and use a spirit level to draw a straight line; recommended mounting height is usually 50mm above the user’s height. Mark the drill holes of the mounting brackets on the wall and measure the width between the brackets. Check your measurement is the same width as your clothesline. You are now ready to drill the brackets into your wall. Now refer back to the manufacturer’s assembly instructions to attach your clothesline to the brackets. It’s that simple!