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Laundry Room Drying Bar

Introduction

Cotton button-down shirts, which have a tendency to shrink, are best removed from the dryer while slightly damp, then air-dried. Unlike a drying rack, which holds a few shirts at most, a bath-towel holder mounted on the underside of a laundry room shelf makes a good spot for a row of shirts on hangers. The bar can also be helpful when you're ironing; hang pressed shirts as you work.

 

Source
Martha Stewart Living, August 2006

Reviews (17)

  • Dinsept 4 Jan, 2011

    Whenever I hang wet shirts on a hanger i get humps in the arms. So i dont think this would really work :(

  • Mr_Myers 4 Jan, 2011

    I have used this for years!

  • TreborNC 4 Jan, 2011

    I also hung one over my mud sink for really wet rags from scrubbing floors, etc. Water drips into the sink, not my floor. Ace Hardware stocks under $7.00. I put a Swival Arm Rack with that swings under the kitchen sink to give dishclothes a place to dry and stay hidden...

  • albamiele 5 May, 2010

    I have 3 little bars in my laudry and I usually hang wet shirts on it. When they dry, they have no crusheds marks on it. It's easy to ironing them.
    Alba from Brazil

  • drmgrl 4 May, 2010

    This is a great idea. It will fit perfectly in my small laundry closet. I can also keep hangers there or use it as a drying rack for more than shirts!
    Thanks!

  • Deliuta 4 May, 2010

    I've tried the curtain rod but if you put a lot of clothes on it, it will fall off, especially it it's tension rod. And careful when you nail it to the shelf because the shelf can be poorly attached to the drywall.

  • lincy 4 May, 2010

    I like the idea of showercurtain rod .

  • lincy 4 May, 2010

    I like the idea of showercurtain rod .

  • karlenhardy 4 May, 2010

    One of the best organizing uses I have come up with for those standard towel bars is to install a couple in the ceiling of my closet to put extra hangers on. It keeps them up out of the way yet easy to get to when needed.

  • Noonies 12 May, 2009

    Great ideas here...I love the idea of the shower curtain in the laundry area to hid the clutter!!! And the rod works as a hanging station as well!

  • Portia73 12 May, 2009

    I have a drying bar in my laundry room and it is very helpful. Like Bewitching, I use a tension rod which prevents having to make holes in the walls or under cabinets. :)

  • MalcGnome 14 Aug, 2008

    I don't have enough room to hang the clothes but for me it is perfect for holding the different type hangers for me to grap as I need one.

  • grannyj3 14 Aug, 2008

    I love the creativity I find on this site! Now it is my turn. I have a very small back entry "room" off the kitchen that houses my laundry appliances and open shelves. I mounted a shower curtain rod across the front of the appliances. This serves 2 purposes: I can hang all of my "fresh from the dryer" clothes, and when not in use as a hanging rod the pretty shower curtain I hung can be pulled across in front of the entire area to hide the clutter.

  • bewitching 14 Aug, 2008

    My washer and dryer are in a "laundry closet" so I use a tension rod for the same purpose.. but this is a great idea for other arrangements.

  • NancyMcManus 14 Aug, 2008

    Again, good use of space. An under the shelf wire rack (the kind that slide on) would work too, and there would be the added benefit of more storage.

  • NancyMcManus 14 Aug, 2008

    Again, good use of space. An under the shelf wire rack (the kind that slide on) would work too, and there would be the added benefit of more storage.

  • tgbighair 8 Nov, 2007

    I found this towel bar at the goodwill for only 25 cents!