The Epic Heated Drying Rack
In the summer one of my favourite household chores is the laundry. Nothing beats hanging the washing up on the line then going to get it a couple of hours later, all freshly washed and smelling delicious.
I get my kicks where I can, OK?
But in the winter the washing becomes a massive ballache. It’s a relentless task now there’s four of us and the laundry basket seems to regenerate itself to bursting every single day. Not to mention various vomity sofa cushions, bedsheets and trainers that are battered through various all-night warehouse parties. It’s basically never-ending and I find draping socks and babygros over various radiators in the house until they go all crispy pretty soul-destroying (middle class nightmares, I know). Plus our ancient tumble dryer costs a fortune to run and I don’t like the way it makes our clothes seem a little musty.
So when my mother-in-law offered to buy me a Lakeland heated drying rack for my washing I was all, yeah, that sounds cool. I didn’t realise just how cool it would be.
I got the drying rack out in my hallway and excitedly hung a load of washing on it – and in about five hours it had dried. Just like that. No draping over radiators, no spending days waiting for my boring old un-heated airer to do its work. Just like that – I had dry clothes.
The next day I moved the drying rack to behind the door in my lounge (feeling very wistful for the days when I had a dedicated laundry room) and that’s where it’s sat ever since. I tend to get it out every evening, hang my washing on it and then come the morning it’s bone dry ready to be put away. And the best thing about it? It costs about 3p an hour to run. WAY less than cranking the heating up or putting clothes in the musty old tumble dryer.
When I’m not using it it folds up nicely and sits behind the door: you wouldn’t even know it was there.
The only bad thing about this product is the stupidly short power cable… make sure you have an extension lead if you want to use it in an area that doesn’t have a plug.
This post is not sponsored.
I just bloody love laundry.