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    Lightbulb An idea for space saving indoor drying

    ~So I'm trying to save a bit of money by air drying clothes. I used to use an indoor rack when I had just one child. When #2 came along there was no room to set up the rack anymore so I dried outside. Unfortunately #2 has bad allergies so I started to use the dryer 99% of the time.
    We're still in the same house and still have no room for the rack. I hate the cluttered look of clothes hanging in our tiny bathroom or around the house.
    I had a brainstorm as I was cleaning up the laundry closet to prepare for delivery of our new washer. Our closet used to have bi-fold doors which we removed(weren't able to open the dryer door with them on). Anyway, I decided to put 4 hooks across the inside-top of the doorway to hang stuff on. I can cascade 3-5 hangers of stuff in the 6 feet of vertical space and it's no more clutterish than the doors were.
    I tried it out yesterday and it worked great!~

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    That's a great idea nuisance! I am going to so that in my DS's room who is away at school. I could really dry alot!




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    I use an extra tension rod over our tub. Will a tension rod fit above your washer and dryer?

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    I've done the rod over the tub too. Works like a charm. Also, this is a little more conspicuous, but if you have an out of the way, little used doorway, you could also put tension rod(s) across it when you needed to try, and hang the quicker drying things there.

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    If you have a lot of small items..undies, wash cloths, socks etc take clothes pins and put a few on a wire hanger. Clip the edges of the items on one clothes pin. You can get several on one hanger. Stretch a heavy duty wire from the top of the door way to the other using eye hooks on each end or you can use a tension rod as long as its tight or one of the curtain rods that you attach the hooks to the doorway and the rod hooks in. You can hang several hangers which have several items clipped with clothes pins to it in one doorway. Those ideas can be used over a bathtub too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceashels View Post
    I use an extra tension rod over our tub. Will a tension rod fit above your washer and dryer?

    I've used the rod over the tub, but never thought to put it over the w/d. What a great idea!

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    ~A tension rod in there was my first idea too but the way the studs are in there I'd be putting it on just drywall. When we re-do the closet I'll probably put a 1X4 brace around the walls for hooks, rods and shelves. ~

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    We put up a retractable line across the boys old room (now the guest room).

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    Nothing to do with drying clothes, but my wife found an incredible decrease in her allergies by eating local honey each morning. I was surprised to see it work as well as it did. Our neighbor is now doing the same with her boy, seems to work well.

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    ~I've found that honey helps me too but my daughter has always disliked it. Urg. She won't take regular OTC stuff either.*sigh* Maybe I should try the honey again. ~

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    Can you mix the honey in things?

    I know of several other people who eat local honey for allergies. I know of one person who became a bee keeper to get it really super local.

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    Don't know if this will help...but maybe try peanut butter & honey sandwiches?

    Judi

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    ~The only thing she'll always eat is chocolate and ice cream. Maybe I'll try to make a chocolate syrup with a honey base for her ice cream. I don't want to cook out the good stuff though. Hmm.
    We got a little OT. ~

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    Hmmm... Wasn't there a recipe in one of the TWG books about making chocolate sauce? Could you just mix cocoa powder with the honey?

    Actually, that sounds really good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judi Dial View Post
    Don't know if this will help...but maybe try peanut butter & honey sandwiches?

    Judi
    My favorite sandwiches.

    Now I want a PB&H...

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