07 June 2014
Turning a Closet into a Drying Room
So I bought a drying rack. With the intention of placing it outside on pretty days, and using it inside on not-so-pretty days. And I failed miserably. The habit never caught on, at all. Likely for a couple of reasons: the darn thing is just too small, even for only two adults; and there's not enough room in my laundry area for it to stay up for any length of time without it being in the way.
Truthfully, I dream of a clothesline. But I live in an apartment complex, and it explicitly says in my lease that I am not to have one across my patio. I don't blame them; that's a policy I don't disagree with.
I've read different articles online about rigging one up inside, but really wasn't high on the idea.
Fast forward to when I started cleaning out one of my closets. I got rid of anything in there that I didn't love or need. It was very liberating, I must say. When I was done, marveling at all the "new" space, it hit me. Why can't I make this into a drying room?
The walk-in closets in my apartment are really nice. One side has a mid-high shelf and a high shelf. Each one has a place for hanging below. The other side has a sorta high shelf, also with a place for hanging below.
You get the idea.
My drying rack now has a permanent home in the "new drying room", and anything that doesn't fit on it is hung up.
I still use the clothes dryer for a few things. My work uniform, for example, goes in due to lint issues. We've cut our use of the machine for which I have a love / hate relationship way down, for sure. Hopefully it translates into a lower electric bill!
Tell me! Do you consider your clothes dryer to be a luxury or a necessity? Do you have any other ingenious ways to get by without it?
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