Minky 15m retractable clothes line @ Aldi from Sunday 22nd March
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Minky 15m retractable clothes line @ Aldi from Sunday 22nd March

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Found 19th Mar 2015
Was looking at Minky clothes lines and they are normally approx. £7.99. Just received my Aldi newsletter and saved myself as pint IMO...

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I have this-very good clothes line

Original Poster

I had to get retractable as couldn't see the line and so many times when cutting the grass that I mistakenly walked into it...must have a strong neck lol oO

At that price they won't hang around for long!

What a nice minky

Is that your minky? Do you have a lissons?

Our minky has gone manky so hopefully I will get one from our local store.

sminky pinky chris waddle

These don't last very long - under 12 months and both of mine snapped

yeah these are great,advise people to hold out though,i have the last 2 times and picked them up in the sale for 99p

Thanks for dropping us a line.........

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Steve1205

Our minky has gone manky so hopefully I will get one from our local store.


Mine too!

diamond321

These don't last very long - under 12 months and both of mine snapped



Do you leave them out all year long,I take mine off the wall each time I use it and put it away and the first one i had lasted for years.

You can get the two line version from Argos for ten quid... Might suit some people better.

these are great, had mine for over a year and still in perfect condition

Brilliant fishmaster

deb8z

Do you leave them out all year long,I take mine off the wall each time I … Do you leave them out all year long,I take mine off the wall each time I use it and put it away and the first one i had lasted for years.

Mine is a screwed into the wall tight? Do you unscrew yours at every use?

Dont bother, bought one a few years back and wish i hadnt.Any weight on the line seemed to make it release more,and so the washing ended up on the ground.Ended up buying a rotary washing line.

i need one, great deal

mrtea1967

Dont bother, bought one a few years back and wish i hadnt.Any weight on … Dont bother, bought one a few years back and wish i hadnt.Any weight on the line seemed to make it release more,and so the washing ended up on the ground.Ended up buying a rotary washing line.



you know you're supposed to lock the line on the toggle underneath and not just rely on the spring don't you

diamond321

Mine is a screwed into the wall tight? Do you unscrew yours at every use?


I was thinking the same, then I remembered when I put our 2 Minky's up, there is a removable pin so the Bracket is left on the wall, so you can remove the actual part that contains the Line
Edited by: "whufc4ever76" 19th Mar 2015

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ibruceuk

you know you're supposed to lock the line on the toggle underneath and … you know you're supposed to lock the line on the toggle underneath and not just rely on the spring don't you


well said, these do not last long if you keep them outside all the time...at least Minky will be happy you are keeping them in business

thanks

i bought a dual line from wilkos a few years ago.. still going strong - its secured tightly to the wall. Takes a little practice to work out how to tie the line tight.

diamond321

Mine is a screwed into the wall tight? Do you unscrew yours at every use?




Mine is screwed to the wall too,you just take the pin out of the top to release it.

whufc4ever76

I was thinking the same, then I remembered when I put our 2 Minky's up, … I was thinking the same, then I remembered when I put our 2 Minky's up, there is a removable pin so the Bracket is left on the wall, so you can remove the actual part that contains the Line



Exactly,in the Winter in Manc you've got no chance of drying washing outside so it's a good idea to at least take it down and store it away in the Winer,actually the Autumn too X)

this is a great line... I have a Minky and its a double line one and so has 2 retractable lines... You have to tighten the line underneath the unit and its perfectly fine.... You can remove it from the wall bracket too and bring it in over winter if you so wish but I have left mine out and had no issues as its all pretty much plastic and handles all weather.

Bought a couple of these last June when Amazon dropped them to £4.79 each. Perfectly fine line, and as long as you read the instructions and do what it says (like loop the line under the casing to stop it reeling out when you put washing on), and bring it in over winter, then it does a great job. Cant see any reason why it shouldn't last a fair few years if its looked after.

Regularly £6-£7.49 on Amazon anyway so not hugely expensive any time of the year.

I also have one of this. Very well made and solid.

I have a different Minky line and they really are poor quality, considering the lines snap as soon as you put any weight on them whatsoever.
I bought 3 in the space of just over a year and eventually gave up.

These are going cheap as they are end of the line stock.

yeah typically around this price tbh

They could do with adding somethign to the bottom where the cable wraps aroudn as it doesnt really hold when the weight is anything bigger than a few tea towels

sawitfirst

£5.99 … £5.99 homebasehttp://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/homeware/washing-lines-and-rotary-airers/15m-single-retractable-outdoor-clothes-line-132457



Like for like is fairer -
homebase.co.uk/en/…377

Nice price, but absolutely rubbish item !
I bought one a couple of years back from Aldi, the piece of plastic that you're supposed to wrap the line around to stop any more from unrolling snapped off (Dumping clean washing on the lawn) within a couple of months !! Now to use it I have to wrap the slack line around the actual reel a couple of times and hope for the best!!

mrtea1967

Dont bother, bought one a few years back and wish i hadnt.Any weight on … Dont bother, bought one a few years back and wish i hadnt.Any weight on the line seemed to make it release more,and so the washing ended up on the ground.Ended up buying a rotary washing line.


Lol

You have to secure the line

Deary me

J1135

yeah typically around this price tbhThey could do with adding somethign … yeah typically around this price tbhThey could do with adding somethign to the bottom where the cable wraps aroudn as it doesnt really hold when the weight is anything bigger than a few tea towels


Lol

I bought one last year when they were £3.99 at Aldi. As well as the plastic toggle to wrap it around to tension the line, we put up a metal cleat which works much better. As I use it almost fully extended, I bought a couple of washing line props from Aldi at the same time. I retract the line when it isn't in use and removed the reel over winter.
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