If you’re looking for ways to save money, or working on shrinking your environmental footprint, air-drying your washing is a great place to start. Dryers, while they are handy, use a ton of energy to operate. Plus, you might own delicate clothes that aren’t suited for aggressive machine drying. A clothes drying rack is a must-have asset for your laundry room – and bonus, you can make your own.
Prantik Banerjee has conceived of a product that needs to be made available to the mass market. It’s a combo ironing board, step ladder and drying rack. It makes so much sense, I’m wondering why no one has thought of it before.
“There’s a whole generation of kids growing up today who think a clothesline is a wrestling move,” Dalton McGuinty, Ontario’s Premier, (on lifting Ontario’s clothesline ban.)
Clotheslines have a lot going for them, they’re free, they make things smell nice, they don’t use fossil fuels, you don’t have to plumb or plug them in, you don’t have to sit in a non-air conditioned laundry room guarding them so no one makes off with your unmentionables, when they’re not in use they practically disappear… all good stuff. Continue Reading
My wife is short, and a high school teacher, so when we find school-appropriate clothes that actually fit, we keep ‘em as far from the dryer as possible. So, tired of having her wardrobe spread all over our living space while drying, I decided it was time for a drying rack. (Our back ‘patio’ has no space for a clothesline.) Problem is, commercially available drying racks may advertise 15 sq. ft of drying space, but that only works if you hang clothes on a single dowel; which works fine for socks, but no one wants a huge dowel line dried across their torso. Continue Reading