My husband is pretty tall. When I first mentioned a clothesline, he said no. He didn’t want to ‘clothesline’ himself on it while he was mowing the grass. Then we found at 40 foot retractable clothesline from Household Essentials in our local Menards store (I’ve also seen it at True Value Hardware and Amazon.com). With the help of my Mom we calculated that if we used it once a day for 2 months, it would pay for itself. Why not try it out? It was easy to install. It was a little challenging finding a sunny, bird’s nest free, and 40 ft long spot in my back yard to hang it. It’s fairly easy to use. There is a spot where you double loop the line to keep it from becoming too slack that could use a little improvement. The line is often so slack once I put clothes on it that my dog can’t walk under it. I can hang an entire average sized laundry load on it if the line is stretched to its full length. I’ve only been using it for about 5 weeks, so I can’t tell you how durable it is yet. I do not know how I would replace the line inside the retractable casing when the line becomes damaged. I think I would buy it on sale again for the $9.99 that I paid for it, but I don’t know if I would have paid the full $25 price.