Did you know that the dryer is the device that consume the most energy in the house? If you feel like your utility bill is high, there is a simple and effective solution to dry your clothes for free!
Do not worry, there is also some options for indoors if you do not have the space outside. The answer is easy: get a clothes horse! Also called clothes rack or drying rack, these little frames exists since forever but somehow people are forgetting about them!
Here are 18 drying racks to inspire you find the best option for you.
1. Along the terrace
If you are lucky enough to have a beautiful raised wooden terrace you can transform the railings from your terrace into a large clothing rack, and for really cheap! It is available at most hardware stores or on Amazon.
2. Umbrella Rack
This is a classic! You simply close when you are not using it!
3. A Wall Clothing Rack
Is there is a wall in your garden with good sun exposure? So take advantage of it to build shelves to dry your laundry!
4. DIY Clothesline
It is not that hard to build your own old-fashion clotheslines, here's a tutorial.
5. A Wall Drying Rack for Indoor
Do you live in a small apartment or house with a very small backyard, or even without one? Do not worry, you can still dry your clothes by hanging them. Here is a tutorial for this lovely wall drying rack. Don't forget to open the window for fresh air!
6. A Drying Rack for Gardening Gloves
This small project is really simple to carry out: simply fix a few pieces of string on a board. Add a small panel to decorate everything, and there you go: a drying rack to hang your gardening gloves with clothespins.
7. Clothesline on a Garden Trellis
To make this beautiful clotheslines, simply install 2 very solid posts with wooden trellis in your garden. Then pass the clothesline between the 2 trellises, and your'e done! Now hanging or folding your laundry will be much more pleasant.
8. Drying Rack Hanging on the Fence
First, attach 2 wooden supports to the fence posts. Then, secure with metal bars, as in the photo above. To finish pass the clothesline through the wooden support, and you're ready to dry your laundry in the sun.
9. Old Box Spring
Start by painting the box spring in the color of your choice. Then attach to the ceiling of your laundry room or bathroom, with hooks and chains. And there you have a perfect place to dry your clothes on hangers.
10. A "Classic" Clothesline
Here is the classic clothesline: it couldn't be simpler! Easy to install, just attach 2 hooks on either side of your garden. When you have laundry to dry, hang a cord between the hooks. For more details, click here.
12. An "Invisible" Clothesline
This "invisible" clothesline is hidden in front of a window between two planters, it allows you to dry clothes discreetly. A great idea! Discover the tutorial here.
13. A Rustic Ceiling Drying Rack
Another indoor idea! First attach a nice wooden board to the ceiling, preferably with bark, for a more rustic effect. Then hang a simple ceiling clothes line with pulleys that you can find at the hardware store or on Amazon!
14. A Clothes Line With Small Bench
The little bench is the perfect place to put your basket when you hang up or fold your clean laundry. Or, it can serve as a relaxation corner in your garden!
15. A Retractable Drying Rack
When you are ready to hang your laundry, simply unfold the frame in a horizontal position! Genius!
There you go! We hope this trick will help you save a few bucks!