Clothes Rack / July 18, 2018 / Eila Paasio
Clothes dry naturally without the rough and tumble of being enclosed in a rotating metal drum. Eco-drying systems are energy free unlike the tumble dryer that gobbles up energy at maximum power all the time. Retractable washing lines come in multiway designs. Five washing lines extending to 4 metres give almost 70 feet of washing line on which to hang the laundry. Although often installed outdoors on two facing parallel walls they are also completely ideal for use indoors for example over the bath drying. Specially designed with the bath in mind floor standing mini clothes dryers serve as portable clothes horses. They are absolutely ideal for drying outside on sunny days either on a patio or anywhere in a garden. On wet or stormy days they can be used indoors in a conservatory or anywhere that is convenient. The heavy-duty versions are often used in commercial and industrial areas where towels are frequently used or in schools universities canteens or restaurants. The applications are endless. For me there are several key reasons for using one of the airers. Not only do I save energy I become carbon neutral and extend the life of my designer sweaters into the bargain.
I often ask myself while using my clothes airer. Why should life be so simple? After years of looking for gadgets and appliances which impressed with their technical advance. Here I am drying laundry on a clothes rack! Not only that I have taught my children that this is tidier and more economical. Even my eldest now at university has asked for a wall-mounted airer. Her flat is so tiny with limited drying space. Instead of running up large laundry bills she knew what would be easy practical and economical. It really came home to me when I checked the energy usage of my tumble dryer. Like many I thought the arrival of the electric tumble dryer was a miracle. Like my mother before me who loved the twin tub washing machine. When the automatic came out she had such difficulty switching. The washing machine manufacturers called them Tub watchers.
Department stores use them discount chain stores use them and second hand venues use them. It is the perfect way to display clothing so that consumers can easily rifle through them and make their purchases. In retail outlets you will see a couple of different styles of these items. There are straight types that usually have a single metal bar that are supported by two edge bases. The hangers that hold the clothing simply hook on to the metal bar and sit side by side. These are the least complex systems. There are systems that are curved and the bar is graduated upwards this makes for a much cleaner display system. The same single bar system is in place but the bar is curved and may have dividers that are a few inches tall that will divide the hanging clothing.