Sunny North Oakland
Welcome to Tom
, who figured out a way to convert his patio umbrella into a laundry day clothesline:
"I have a small (5ft wide by 20 ft long) balcony. I switch out my large patio style umbrella with a folding clothesline that looks like a spiderweb. It fits right into the heavy umbrella base and folds into a corner of a closet when not in use.
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"The line cost me $50 at OSH, but I feel greener, and no longer run out of quarters on laundry day. Plus, my clothes smell like sunshine!
And yes, you can see the umbrella on GoogleEarth. :) "