15 Stylish And Space-Saving Drying Racks You Need For Your Laundry Room

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Dryers may be incredibly convenient, but that convenience often comes at a cost. The Guardian reports that one load of laundry washed and dried using machines utilizes as much as 2.4 kilograms of carbon dioxide. In contrast, that same load of air dried only uses 0.7 kilograms. That adds up pretty quickly, no matter how energy efficient your dryer is.

Not only is this bad for the environment, but it also has an inevitable impact on your wallet. Air drying your laundry is a simple way to cut down on your carbon footprint and reduce your monthly energy bill. It can also help preserve the shape and color of your clothing instead of getting stretched and faded in the dryer over time. That assumes that you have a place to dry your clothes. Your shower rod is a simple option for a few clothes, but if you're air drying larger amounts of laundry, you should have a dedicated drying rack that's efficient without taking up too much space.

1. Ikea Frost drying rack

Ikea's Frost drying rack is not just collapsible but also arrangeable in different formations for different needs and is described as high-capacity. Each element of the rack has a ledge for hanging clothes or linens. It's made of lightweight steel with a white coating, suitable both inside and outside, and costs $30.

2. Brightroom High Capacity Wood Drying Rack

Target's Brightroom High Capacity Wood Drying Rack is also collapsible and has a multitude of rungs for drying your laundry. Its bamboo construction makes it a slightly more decorative option at $25. The drying rack can hold a total of 40 pounds of laundry.

3. Pottery Barn Teen Oversized Folding Laundry Drying Rack

Pottery Barn Teen's Oversized Folding Laundry Drying Rack is made of mostly vinyl in a gray finish and has 11 bottom rungs for drying laundry, a flat top for flat-drying clothes and folding. The gray rack costs $59.50 and can collapse when not in use.

4. West Elm Brabantia HangOn Drying Rack

The Brabantia HangOn Drying Rack from West Elm comes in white, black, and gray, as well as a small size for $69 or a large for $89. An additional garment rail can be added, totaling $99. The rack is made of aluminum and is sustainably crafted, and the wings can be adjusted as needed.

5. HOMZ 3 Tier Drying Surface

The HOMZ 3 Tier Drying Surface from Amazon is designed for items that need flat drying, like sweaters, delicates, and swimsuits. It comes in pink, gray, and black, with pink being the cheapest option at $12 and gray and black at $20. It can be hung on shower rods or in closets and collapses when not in use.

6. Ikea Pressa hanging dryer

Ikea's Pressa hanging dryer is designed like an octopus with eight arms, each holding two turquoise clips, suitable for delicates, socks, and baby clothes. It's made of recycled plastic, and the arms fold up when not in use. It can be hung from other clothing racks or a shower rod, costing $7.29.

7. Brightroom Rubber Wood and Stainless Steel Drying Rack

The Brightroom Rubber Wood and Stainless Steel Drying Rack from Target has a rubberwood frame with rust-resistant steel bars for hanging and three bars on the top for flat-drying and folding. The $30 drying rack can hold 44 pounds or 32 square feet of clothing and is collapsible.

8. Pottery Barn Galvanized Laundry Organization System

Pottery Barn's Galvanized Laundry Organization System is a hanging laundry rack for smaller spaces. The frame is made of galvanized steel, the actual rack is constructed of mango wood, and the whole shelf is made using fair trade labor. The $129 rack folds out partially to hang items along the rung.

9. Honey-Can-Do Flat Drying Rack

Another flat-drying option is the Honey-Can-Do Flat Drying Rack from Target. The rack is built on a steel frame with five shelves for flat drying your clothing, like sweaters, shirts, and delicate items, and can hold as much as 30 pounds of laundry. The $37 rack has wheels for ease of transportation and is collapsible.

10. Danya B Accordion Clothes Drying Rack

Another wall-mounted option is the Danya B Accordion Clothes Drying Rack from Amazon. The white rack looks like an ordinary shelf with five bottom hooks for purses, jackets, hats, etc., but it has an accordion-style drying rack. It has 10 posts, and the top shelf can be used for storage or decoration; it costs $130.

11. Honey-Can-Do Laundry Shelf with Drying Rack Combo

Target's Honey-Can-Do Laundry Shelf with Drying Rack Combo Light Oak is another wall-mounted option. The black steel frame has a bottom fold-out rack that can be used to hang dry clothes or for folding, as well as a wood shelf on top for storage or decoration, and it costs $100.

12. Pottery Barn Aubrey Folding Drying Rack

Pottery Barn's Aubrey Folding Drying Rack, costing $249, is a wall-mounted drying rack made from MDF wood in a Dutch White finish. When not in use, the rack sits flush against the wall, and the hanging rack folds up when needed.

13. Hiendure Folding Clothes Hanger

The Hiendure Folding Clothes Hanger from Amazon can double as a clothes hanger and small-space drying rack. The brass-colored rack sits flush against the wall and can be pulled out when needed. The hanger also comes in black or chrome, as well as a rectangular design instead of triangular, and costs $40.

14. Pottery Barn Mission Modular Laundry Drying Rack

Pottery Barn's Mission Modular Laundry Drying Rack is a more industrial-style wall-mounted drying rack in gray and charcoal wood color options. The frame is made of sustainably sourced mango wood with four steel rods that pull out for hanging and cost $49.50.

15. Sillars Clothes Drying Rack

The Sillars Clothes Drying Rack from Amazon is for larger air-drying needs. It comes in three widths — 63 inches for $50, 79 inches for $55, and 94.5 inches for $60. One side has a middle and top bar for shirts, towels, etc., and the other end is left open for duvets, quilts, and so on.