We live in an apartment, so we don’t have our own washer and dryer in our apartment. But we are lucky enough to have laundry in the basement of the building so that we don’t have to schlep our clothes to and from a laundromat, yay!
Not having our own laundry room does make doing laundry a bit more difficult however. I don’t have a laundry sink for soaking stained clothing, and I don’t have a drying rack for hanging delicate clothing to dry if I don’t want to stick it in the dryer.
But the lack of a drying rack is easy enough to deal with!
It isn’t painted or pretty or anything, but it’s totally practical and functional!
I always take any delicate clothing out of the dryer after 10 minutes and let them air dry the rest of the way so that they don’t shrink, so this drying rack is perfect! (Yes, I realize jeans aren’t really “delicates”, but I have really long legs so my jeans have to come out after 10 minutes or they get too short :-p)
All you need is a dowel, hardware to hang it up, and an empty hallway! I got the dowel and hardware from Home Depot for under $5, and we already had the perfect hallway right outside of our bedroom.
The only problem is that the bedroom door, bathroom door, and closet door all open out into this space, so it can make it a little difficult to walk around in those areas. But it’s a good incentive to get the clean clothes put away as soon as they’re dry!
Do you air dry your laundry? Any fun tips or tricks for doing it? Do you have any other laundry-related tips? I want to try making my own laundry soap, but we have this GIANT box of store bought stuff and I’d feel bad if we didn’t use it, so I’m waiting until that’s gone…
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