Another Laundry Improvement

13 Sep

Almost exactly 2 years ago I posted about my *groundbreaking* idea of having two laundry baskets in my closet (read it here). Sure, it wasn’t rocket science, but since implementing my new approach I have shrunk my clothing by accident probably 98% less often.

There was one issue though. After washing my ‘no dryer’ items, I’d lay them all on top the washer/dryer to let them air dry. Or, I’d stick them on hangers and hang them all over my bedroom – on my closet door, on my dresser knobs, on Ollie’s tail if he was moving too slowly…

It was a mess.

So I decided to improve the situation with a fancy, new laundry rack. I didn’t have space for a standing rack though, so I found one that mounts on the wall. I checked out a bunch of options and ended up with one that had 3.5 out of 5 stars and almost 100 customer reviews.

Specifically, this one:

I ordered it off of Amazon (of course, because I order practically EVERYTHING off Amazon nowadays) and it came a couple days later. I also ordered a set of clothespins and chia seeds and a dog collar and a lunch box…

Anywhoo… it came like this:


It wasn’t too much of a pain to put together, but it was missing one screw. I still haven’t gotten around to replacing it, which is kind of annoying. The whole thing went together in less than 20 minutes or so and then I screwed it into the wall (with drywall anchors):


I like that it collapses to the wall when I’m not using it and then I can easily open it up and hang items when I’m doing laundry:

This $50 investment makes doing laundry so much easier/better/more tolerable for me. I mean, I still hate doing laundry, but at least now I can hang everything up to dry without playing clothing Tetris on the top of the washer/dryer.

How do you air dry clothes? Do you have a clothing rack or just hang things all over the house?

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3 Responses to “Another Laundry Improvement”

  1. Melissa A September 13, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

    OMG I have this same issue. Small laundry room, sort of IN the kitchen (has it’s own door) but I can’t fit much more than the machines in there. This is a great idea. I drape my ‘no dryer’ stuff all over the baskets that hold dirty clothes, I do have a hanging bar between cabinets in there, but I can’t hang everything either because it’ll stretch…What I really want is a dryer with a rack where I can dry some things without them tumbling, so they can get dry, but not stretched. Nice work!
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  2. Laura September 13, 2018 at 4:21 pm #

    While I would love to have my laundry facilities upstairs, by having them downstairs in the cellar, it gives me room for a huge set of clothes bars and a clothing rack on wheels, which is handy for drying things on hangers. I hang probably 80% of our laundry so things won’t shrink.

  3. Devon September 14, 2018 at 2:04 pm #

    I’m lucky to have an empty closet in the spare room. Seeing as the dryer costs $2 per load, I’m saving a fortune.

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