We always find ourselves doing lots of extra laundry during the holiday season- all those parties create a lot of dirty tablecloths and napkins. We try to minimize our dryer use, both because of the environmental impact and the delicate nature of our inherited linens, and so are always on the look out for compact drying racks to make the process easier.
The Green Store's sturdy wooden drying rack is built in Maine from kiln dried Eastern white pine and birch dowels. At 30"W it gives you 56 feet of drying space- the equivalent to a full dryer load. We especially love that the top folds down for delicates and sweaters. This drying rack is designed to work in small spaces; it is collapsible and can even be closed and carried while loaded if company drops in unexpectedly. At $80 plus shipping, this drying rack is an excellent eco-friendly alternative to running the dryer.