Time for a new(ish) Towel Rack!

Thanks for the inspiration, Pinterest!

Thanks for the inspiration, Pinterest!

We’re nearing the 9 month mark of our dryerless home (it’s broken and we’ve opted not to fix it).  Air drying the laundry is working out great but we really need to come up with a better day-to-day solution for our bath towels.  Now that the children (5&7) are no longer using the thin, baby bath towels which dried quickly, it’s becoming clear that we simply don’t have enough space to hang our daily towels out to dry in the bathroom.   Hooks on the back of bedroom doors don’t have enough air circulation in our house, and so many of the towel racks on the market require us to fold the towels to hang them.  Again, not enough circulation to air dry = smelly towels = need to wash sooner = Christa has a drying rack as a semi-permanent fixture in the living room with freshly laundered towels to fold.  Not good!

I’ve wasted away … err meticulously researched various towel racks on line tonight and re-purposing an old crib for a towel rack is my favourite DIY idea so far.  I’ve put out my ad on the local FREEcycle facebook group for a broken/unwanted crib and will also keep my eyes peeled at consignment and thrift shops in the next week or so.  I figure one side of a crib, mounted on an angle like a towel ladder should do the trick nicely in the washroom.  Stay tuned!

About christaclips

Christa is a Save-at-Home-Mom who writes about money saving tips with hopes of inspiring other families who might want to keep one parent at home but aren't sure they can swing it financially. Christa left her career as a teacher trainer when it started costing her $47,000/yr to work outside the home and now works from home as a social media consultant and freelance writer. She shares her full story and money saving tips here on her blog and as co-host of the weekly #cdnmoney twitter chat on Tuesdays from 7-8pm ET. Wife, and mother of 2, Christa lives in Rockland, Ontario and loves skating & nordic skiing on the Ottawa River.

Posted on September 23, 2013, in Hydro Savings, Laundry Tips and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Did the crib work? Dryer-less household reminds me of living in Japan! They had so many awesome hanger type thingies and clip-contraptions to facilitate air drying laundry 24/7/365, no matter the weather. I loved hanging my clothes on their hangers on the big bar on my porch and then putting them straight away. It was so easy! 🙂

    • Hi Jill – I haven’t found one yet! And yes, it’s so nostalgic to think back to those first moments when we realized that NO ONE had a dryer in their homes when we were on JET! Oh for an inexpensive bamboo bar to hang on my patio …..

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