Adding a Drying and Hanging Rack to my Laundry Room!

Apr 05 2020
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Teaming up with Chas in our DIY blog hop this month with projects for our laundry rooms! (Make sure and check out all of our laundry room projects following this post and feel free to join in!) I have a super small Laundry “room” that is really just a closet. I gave it a makeover around a year ago and have been totally loving it because it is at least SO much better than it used to be! And its such a pretty and happy space too! I have a unique situation (at least for an American) because I own a washer/dryer combo machine that both washes and dries my clothes in one 2 1/2 hour cycle. I totally love it but it does have a couple of draw backs…

Finally we have come to my reveal of my new laundry room! Yep, I am not longer calling it a closet - I believe this space deserves to be labeled a room.

Finally we have come to my reveal of my new laundry room! Yep, I am not longer calling it a closet - I believe this space deserves to be labeled a room.

Adding a new drying rack to be newly remodeled laundry room. Because I have a washer/dryer combination machine I needed a place to hang and dry clothes

First thing I love about it is the obvious one. Its ONE machine!

2 1/2 hours might be longer than it would take with two machines but not with yours truly because I was notoriously bad about forgetting clothes in my washing machine so, usually two days later, I would have to wash them again.

I annoy myself SO much.

On top of that it uses a TON less water and it doesn’t vent outside! Dryers are notorious for being hard on clothes and for shrinking them. This machine does not do that.

That’s because it actually uses steam to “dry” the clothes.

But that also means my clothes come out kind of damp which is nice because I lay them out to dry and so they are always wrinkle free. Of course that’s also NOT nice because I have to lay them out to dry.

So, when I do laundry, my dining room table gets the job of drying all of my clothes.

I spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to come up with a DIY solution to this problem. Short of finding a place for a clothes line I ran out of options. (My Grandma hauled clothes outside to dry them on the line even in the winter and I just CAN’T…)

I also didn’t want to have to use clothes hangers because I KNEW I would never have hangers where I needed them then, they would all always be here in my laundry room or I’d have to fetch them from my closet upstairs and that would drive me crazy.

I did lots of looking on Amazon and finally decided on a hook rack (which was on sale for only $16 at the time) as well as a 6 arm towel bar on a swivel which was a bit pricey in my opinion but there were no other alternatives that would work.

I didn’t even have to move my cute little laundry prints to put the racks up. (BONUS: the “ship lap” I covered the back wall with is screwed into studs so I had an solid place to put these racks.)

This turned into such a workable solution!

It gives me enough hanging space that I don’t have to lay any clothes out on my dining room table at all! I just love simple solutions that do so much to make our lives a little easier.

Adding a new drying rack to be newly remodeled laundry room. Because I have a washer/dryer combination machine I needed a place to hang and dry clothes

Adding a new drying rack to be newly remodeled laundry room. Because I have a washer/dryer combination machine I needed a place to hang and dry clothes


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Adding a new drying rack to be newly remodeled laundry room. Because I have a washer/dryer combination machine I needed a place to hang and dry clothesDIY Laundry Cleaners from Chas at Chas’ Crazy Creations!

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Comments

  1. April 5, 2020 at 7:25 am

    Love this friend! I would love for our home owners to allow outdoor drying racks still, but sadly they don’t. Making one for inside is a great idea, and I’m fortunate enough to have my grandma’s old drying rack for indoors. Great job and enjoy doing this blog hop with you 🙂

    • April 7, 2020 at 8:19 am

      Thank you Chas! I wish I had the room for a larger drying rack but, so far, this is working pretty good!

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