The Best Options For Hang-Drying Delicates
It is this laundress’ opinion that no living space should be without a drying rack. Dryers are scary for lots of your clothes, little pistachios. You can save your garments from a world of ware, tear, shrinkage, and pillage if you hang them up to dry, rather than subject them to the harsh cycles of the dryer.
The good news is that in our ever-varied metropolises, there are a multitude of different drying racks from which to choose. Here, then, are just a few:
You can stand these up, or mount them on a wall (pretty snazzy idea, if you ask me).
Fold the racks out when you have wet clothes to hang, and close them back up when you’re through. This, allegedly, is a DIY-able project.
These are terrific for knitwear in particular, as they ensure that your sweaters won’t suffer even the slightest bit of stretching.
A clothes rack and some hangers will also fit the air-drying bill. Use the rack in your laundry room if you have one, and if you don’t, using part of the bar in your closet will work just as well. Make sure that wet clothes aren’t hanging close enough to dry garments to pass on their moisture.
I like to call this one the “small space no excuse” option. Tack this up on your wall, and you’ve got a no-fail air drying system that doesn’t sacrifice any of your precious space. Fold it down when not in use and you’ll hardly notice this little guy; extend it out for an at-your-service rack.
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Annie Traurig was born with the ability to see order through clutter. As a child, she spent playdates organizing friends’ closets and packing their duffle bags for summer camp.
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