4 Tools to Help Dry Your Laundry
Stainless Steel Hanging Lingerie Dryer
This diminutive, ingenious gadget for drying lingerie and other small articles has plastic clips to hold accessories that would easily fall off a standard rack―even heavy winter hats and mittens. Made of rust-resistant stainless steel, it hooks like a clothes hanger over a shower-curtain rod.
To buy: $20, containerstore.com.
Eagle Drying Rack
Wooden racks are more likely to bow or even break under the weight of a wet load, especially one that includes long pants or long-sleeve shirts. Opt for a metal rack sturdy enough to support everything at once. This model offers a generous 50 feet of combined drying space, and the coated heavy-gauge welded steel won't rust or chip.
To buy: $30, stacksandstacks.com.
Tide Fine Washables Bag and Bra Wash Bag
A mesh bag is designed to let you machine-wash articles that would snag or pull when loose in the washer. Some experts recommend drying delicates by putting them in one of these bags and throwing it in an empty dryer on the gentle cycle for 10 minutes. The zippers on the bags pictured stay sealed better than the Velcro on others.
To buy: $4 each, containerstore.com.
Sweater Drying Racks
During testing, cotton knits and wool sweaters (even bulky ones) dried twice as fast on these stackable mesh racks as they did on other racks, and without the risk of stretching. The mesh attaches to the frame with Velcro, and the whole thing breaks down easily for storing.
To buy: $8 each, containerstore.com.