These Clothing Racks Make Air-Drying Laundry So Easy
There are many reasons to invest in a quality clothes drying rack. For starters, it will help you save energy and live more sustainably. What's more, it will also help reduce your monthly electricity bill. And not only is air-drying your garments the more eco- and wallet-friendly approach, but doing so often extends the lifespan of your clothes (and you won't risk shrinking or damaging more delicate items in the dryer). Instead of hanging damp garments on the back of a chair or shower rod, elevate your laundry routine with a proper rack.
While it might not sound like the most exciting home-related purchase, the right drying rack can streamline your washing cycle; these days, some iterations are even stylish. Ahead, we've pulled together the best quality (and best-looking) clothing drying racks on the market.
Wood and Stainless Steel
If you want a classic, collapsable drying rack that can be stored away easily and looks more expensive than it is, opt for this wood and stainless steel iteration, which comes fully assembled.
Shop Now: Room Essentials Rubber Wood and Stainless Steel Drying Rack, $30, target.com.
PulleyMaid, a British brand, designs drying racks that hang from your ceiling and operate on a pulley system. This one can be raised and lowered, making good use out of warm air that rises and gets trapped in the ceiling zone.
Shop Now: PulleyMaid Deluxe Drying Rack, $110, pulleymaid.com.
Birchwood and Rope
Made by a company that designs products that lower your carbon footprint, this birchwood and rope drying rack is fully compostable. Hang clothes from its wooden rods and use clothespins on the outer ropes for even more drying space.
Shop Now: Good Intent Clothes Drying Rack, $95, shopwithgoodintent.com.
Like the look of natural materials? Opt for this maple wood accessory that has a middle shelf for laying garments flat. It's pretty enough to leave out in plain sight, but the collapsable accordion design makes storing it simple.
Shop Now: Schoolhouse Maple Drying Rack, $174, schoolhouse.com.