Rubber Band Clothesline

I recently found a website called, which helps over-packers decide what to bring and what to leave at home before they go on a trip.  I can’t tell you the number of things I’ve left in guest houses because I packed way too much stuff.  One of the items on the packing list was a rubber clothesline, and I came upon another site demonstrating how to make your own travel clothesline using rubber bands.

Towel hanging from my homemade rubber band clothesline

Doing laundry once a week on the road really starts to add up.  Bring along some laundry detergent, and you can do it in your room’s sink.  You can also bring less clothes if you’re doing your washing every day or every other day.  I’m always looking for ways to make my bag lighter and my trip cheaper.

Sorry the photo’s not great, I took it with my webcam.  But you get the gist.

  • What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this.

    I’ll start holding onto the rubber bands I get while I travel around so I can make one. It’ll definitely work better than the dental floss clothesline I tried to make a few nights ago when I realized I had nowhere to hang my clothes after I’d washed them.

  • I too have traveled a lot. but, this tip is new to me.i didn’t think of it before.

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    A clothesline is so important and nobody thinks about it…it will be so much easier to travel with lesser clothes…thanks for the tip

  • thuttMustooke


    Really glad to get into this forum
    It’s what I am looking for.
    Hope to know more member here.

  • Interesting idea

  • here after, when i go for a trip, definitely, I’ll take clothes line with me… I’ll tell this to my friends.

  • nice post.i will take clothesline with me too when i go for a trip its a very nice idea.