Drying clothes without using the dryer is one of the most frugal things a person can implement when it comes to laundry. There are several methods: hang drying, using the clothesline and also using a drying rack.
If you’re in the market for a new drying rack, here are a few possibilities from which to choose:
This is a wall-mounted drying rack that can be mounted indoors or outdoors sold by Space Savers. It easily folds up against the wall, however is not the most aesthetically pleasing when folded in my opinion. It does come with a protective sleeve if using outdoors. It appears rather sturdy – it can hold up to 100 pounds of clothes!
This drying rack is a stackable mesh unit also sold by Space Savers. While it can only accommodate one sweater or shirt at the time, if you purchase multiple units they stack on one another to save floor space.
This drying rack from Ikea has loads of drying room. You could dry sweaters and shirts on the top while hanging other items down the sides. I love this design. And it folds compactly when not in use.
I just adore Project Laundry List. Go take a peek around their site if you have even the slightest interest in green laundry. They sell this over-the-tub rack in their store. This is a fabulous design idea for those with extremely limited floor space. And it folds flat to 2 inches when not in use.
I stumbled upon this little gem from Best Drying Rack. Did you see how small if folds up? It’s fantastic! The video on their site shows it to be extremely sturdy and not made of any plastic parts, which I really like. This is such a cleverly designed device. The top even turns around so you (and your basket) stand in one spot and let the rack do the spinning work! I love it!
Lastly, this is a product from Envirodryz. This is an indoor/outdoor drying rack that comes in a large and small version. The above picture is their smaller version. I really like the casters on the bottom of this rack. The large version holds up to 4 loads of laundry. Now that’s serious.
Do you use a drying rack? Have a specific rack that you love? Tell us about it in the comments.
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