DOES ANYONE STILL USE THESE WOODEN CLOTHES DRYING RACKS? WHEN THE WEATHER’S TO BLUSTERY OUTSIDE AND THE SNOW IF FALLING THESE MAKE THE PERFECT ALTERNATIVE TO LINE DRYED CLOTHES!
Ah, the simple pleasures in life still seem like chores right? For me laundry is my favorite chore and it’s one I don’t mind doing and believe me we have a lot of it in our home. With hubby and boys working dirty jobs it seems like the washer is always going.
Several years ago I took down our beautiful old-fashioned clothesline. We live on a dirt road and have a dirt driveway and all I could see while rocking on the front porch was the dirt cloud passing over and settling on our clean clothes. So the need for it was still present but thinking about all that dust in our clean clothes wasn’t very appealing. Why go to all that hard work of washing them only to have them full of dust aging?
As an alternative to line dried clothes I purchased two of these huge Amish made wooden drying racks. They do the trick in winters and summers, indoors and out. I have several items of my own that don’t see the gas dryer at all so these racks come in handy.
I’m smart enough now to manipulate the laundry schedule and the placement of the drying racks in the summer months. Something I couldn’t do before with a stationary clothesline. I can move them around to the backside of the house (where the fire pit area is) and where the cabin blocks the dust. I’m even able to put them up on the covered porch to dry things and keep the sun from fading them.
The winter months are when I enjoy using them the most. Each bedroom in our house has one in it. I’ll load them with wet clothes, let them air dry, and take care of them straight from the rack. I don’t know why but it just seems calming to me to see the clothes drying on the racks. A bonus in the winter is the moisture in the clothes helps add humidity to the dry winter air.
I think of the pioneers, what they’d have given to have such a simple item to dry their things on. Although they probably wouldn’t have needed anything so large since they didn’t own many articles of clothing. All I can picture is a clothes line stretched over the cook stove with dishrags ands socks hanging from it.
Are you a line dryer or machine dryer?