This makes me happy. We put up our umbrella type clothesline, similar to the type I had as a child. We still have to stabilize it some with some cement. But this is just with two large loads of wash. It is supposed to hold 4 loads and it definitely will! I am so enjoying this--I love the fresh morning air and there is something so soothing about hanging out clothes (probably related to my memories of helping mom as a child?). Plus it saves on energy and it really only takes about 5 minutes to hang 1 load. I get my vitamin D while outside too! Of course if you had a lot of baby clothes it might take a bit longer? Anyways, this with our old timey lawn mower ( http://nannykim-nannykim.blogspot.com/2008/06/going-green.html ) just makes me smile!