In order to curb her energy use in the winter time, Ashley English of Small Measure (who shared with us her green resolution this past December) has been making use of her indoor wooden drying rack, as she writes today in her weekly Design*Sponge column. She offers her tips on some of her favorite indoor drying racks and helpful tips to consider when shopping:
From this wooden rack to these metal models by Minky, always consider your space, the durability of the product (what it's made of and where) and the size. Freestanding models are most common, but you can also get over-the-door, over-head, and wall-mounted styles for those who are a bit space-challenged.
Now with regards to actually hanging your laundry properly, Ashley recommends:
1. Place smaller items like socks, undergarments or cloth-cleaning rags on the lower racks, and longer items, such as sheets, towels and pants, on the uppermost racks.
2. Hang pants, including jeans, upside-down. The waist will dry more quickly if it has increased air flow.
3. Position the rack as close to a heat source as possible (taking caution to avoid any fire risks)— a heating duct, radiator, or sunny window, for example.
Read more about her tips and recommendations in her full post on Design*Sponge.
(Image: Ashley English for Design*Sponge)