Clothes Stand / July 18, 2018 / Eila Paasio
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. Because they loved to handle the clothes to make sure they were properly washed! When my Mum gave in and we bought her an automatic she would sit and watch it go round for ages. When the tumble dryer arrived we didnt realise how it baked our clothes and removed fibres And the bills my goodness how electricity costs pile up. Well frankly I could kick myself with all these years of excess. The clothes airer is such a natural way of drying. It fits beautifully with my day and takes only minutes to fill. Then I simply get on with the rest of my tasks. The strange thing is it gives me more time to do other things. It simply means there is a long gap between hanging laundry and taking it off the rack. Instead of a day filled with washing and drying it becomes an overnight wash followed by a day of drying.
1. Space: How much of space do you have at home to accommodate your clothes drying rack(s)? If you dont live in a house generally accommodating a big clothes dryer is a problem. In such an event all you need to do is be smart about your purchase and get the folding portable variety instead. Budget: this is the all important consideration. How much of money are you willing to spare on your clothes rack? The greater amount of laundry you have to handle on a regular basis the greater the investment that you have to make. Volume: The amount of washing and laundry that you need to do are also important considerations as they will help you pick the right kind of dryer. If you have a small volume of washing try getting a mobile clothes airer or even a retractable clothes drying rack. If you have a larger volume of laundry to deal with try the umbrella model.