Growing up in a small town, a full-size outdoor clothesline was very common. I personally was never a fan of line dried clothes, especially the cold weather months, where your clothes were stiff as a board. But some people like the smell of air dried clothes, and the primary reason that I knew of…saving money…can still very much apply.
Fast forward to my current environment; I’m not sure the last time I saw an outdoor clothesline, but even in our household there is a need for a certain amount of line drying, especially for delicate clothing. Nobody wants to face a household member whose clothing you shrunk in the dryer!
In steps the many great indoor drying products that offer a much better solution to hanging your clothes over the tub, shower stall, railing, etc. Plus, with many of the products you’re going to get much more drying space, sometimes with the capability to hang a full load of clothes.
Brabantia offers a complete line for indoor clothes drying. Products are backed by a 5 or 10 year warranty and made of corrosion resistant materials.
For a basement, balcony, sun room, or large laundry room, the 5 rows of lines that extend to 165″ in length (22m/72ft total drying space), will maximize your air drying capabilities.
Yet, when not in use and retracted, you’re left with a compact 3″ x 18.9″ x 3.2″ footprint.
The side dial locks and unlocks the clothesline, while providing a means for line tension adjustment too.
A clothes drying rack has the most abundant brands and configurations available.
The Wallfix wall mount clothes dryer may not be the ideal candidate to install in a bathroom or laundry room, but perhaps a garage or basement could be a possible location to let the drying lines down temporarily, and then fold neatly away when not in use.
German company Leifheit offers their amazing products to the U.S. market. Find hanging, tub mount, and freestanding models in various configurations.
OXO Good Grips
From the OXO website – “The OXO Good Grips Laundry Drying Center offers plenty of drying space for all your delicates. Adjustable drying bars slide for easy loading and unloading and are extra thick to reduce creasing. Bars on either side of the Laundry Drying Center provide enough extra space for 50 hangers. Constructed of durable coated steel, the Laundry Drying Center can support over 100lbs worth of laundry. The large steel legs lock into place for maximum stability and have plastic feet that are contoured to protect floors. When not in use, simply fold up the Laundry Drying Center and secure it with the strap for compact storage.”
When wanting an indoor drying rack that is also a furnishing that blends more with the theme of a room, the various Ballard Design bathroom collections may be the answer you’re looking for.
The Container Store
For a possible local retailer, The Container Store carries a variety of indoor clothes drying racks and clotheslines to fit any space.