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Wall Mounted Clothes Drying Rack

Updated on May 19, 2014

Wall Mounted Drying Racks - Better For The Environment And Cheaper Too!

With the modern clothes drying gadgets and appliances available today it looks as if a wall mounted clothes drying rack is as obsolete as public payphones. Yet I've seen around my neighborhood this week no less than 5 different indoor and outdoor drying racks for laundry that were mounted on the wall. I've asked my neighbors why they don't use their clothes dryers, and some told me that it costs too much electricity and a few even told me that air drying is better for the environment - and for the clothes too!

Shown above: the Leifheit Telegant Mounted Clothes Dryer

I've started investigating the different types of dryers, and it seems my neighbors were right. First of all buying a wall mount clothes drying rack is indeed much cheaper compared to getting a clothes dryer, not only in the price of the actual appliance but in the electricity that it consumes as well, not to mention the cost of maintenance.

In addition, there is something to the fresh smell of clothes that were dried in the air, whether indoor or outdoors. It just smells differently indeed. And let's face it, with the many tiny apartments of today that are built for ants instead of people, space is at a cost and in most cases there is simply no place anywhere to add a separate clothes dryer. A wall mounted retractable dryer rack is a life saver in this case!

So here you will find some of the great drying racks for laundry that are worth getting. Enjoy your browsing!

Wood Wall Mounted Cloths Drying Rack
Wood Wall Mounted Cloths Drying Rack

Elegant Wood Wall Mounted Cloths Drying Rack

Here is a great example of a low cost, energy saving and elegant clothes dryer. It is made of wood, so it is for indoor use. Due to the its elegant design it can be used pretty much everywhere. Made of unfinished white pine, it can easily match the d├ęcor and ambient of the place you decide to mount it at.

When it is closed, the dimensions are:12.25"h x 27"w x 6"d. However opened it offers no less than 18 feet of pure drying space. The drying rack is sturdy and it will last for quite some time.

Perfect not only for drying, but also for storing and displaying things around the house.

Brabantia Wallfix Wall Mounted Rotary Dryer
Brabantia Wallfix Wall Mounted Rotary Dryer

Brabantia Wallfix Wall Mounted Rotary Dryer

If you're looking for outdoor wall mounted clothes dryers, here is another great example of it. You can use it indoors or outdoors as well due to its solid and waterproof construction. As you can see from the picture, it is retractable to various levels so it will fit even the smallest of places and still be extremely useful. It comes with all the installation hardware that makes it mounting it on any inside or outside wall a breeze. Very easy to use even with one hand. Also it just looks great, doesn't it?

The dimensions are 42.1 x 6.3 x 5.9 inches. Some people even call it a 'solar powered clothes dryer', which fits the name to perfection. Awesome eco-friendly system. Highly recommended!

Brabantia Wall-Mount Pull Out Clothes Line

Brabantia Indoor retractable clothesline, 72 ft
Brabantia Indoor retractable clothesline, 72 ft

Easy to mount on the wall, this clothes dryer is another great rack from Brabantia. The rack is made of stainless steel and other non-corrosive materials so it's perfect for outdoor use as well.

 
Wall-Mount Telescoping Indoor Clothes Drying Rack
Wall-Mount Telescoping Indoor Clothes Drying Rack

Wall-Mount Telescoping Indoor Clothes Drying Rack

Here is another great example of a wall mount drying rack for your clothes. This is made of plastic coated steel bars that make this rack extremely durable. The plastic coating keep it also from snagging at clothes. You can use it pretty much everywhere where you need to dry things, such as in the kitchen, the laundry room, bathroom or the mud room, or even outside on the inner balcony if you have one.

It is 31.5" wide with 8 adjustable steel lines and it's easily retractable when not in use, so it saves space as well. Some reviewers mentioned that you might need a better set of anchors for mounting, but once installed, it is pretty stable and is able to hold heavy clothes as well.

Benefits Of Drying Your Clothes On A Rack

You might like using a clothes dryer at home, or you might be comfortable going to a laundromat to have your clothes dried fast. But did you know that there are several benefits of actually doing it the natural way, outdoors, at home using a drying rack for clothes?

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Here are a few benefits that hopefully will stop you think twice before using artificial means of drying your clothes next time.

  1. First of all a laundromat is expensive. Just think about the money you save in the long run by getting your own clothes drying rack and using it to dry your clothes.
  2. Second, using the dryer at home cost money. You might think it doesn't because you're at home and you're using your own gadget, but think about it - aren't you paying electricity bills which seem to get higher and higher every month? (if you aren't, trust me, you're one of the few lucky folks!) A clothes dryer that is mounted on the walls or simply standing on the floor will only cost you once - when you buy it. Then you can use it over and over again for many years to come. It will have paid itself within a very short time already.
  3. When you dry your clothes the natural way, they will smell much better than even when you add some fabric softener. The reason is because it comes into contact with the fresh air, which leaves it smelling heavenly and naturally.
  4. When you're air drying your clothes, they will last much longer because you don't stress them with the tumbler, which tears away bit by bit at the material. Also did you know that a dryer's heat can actually destroy over time the elastic material? There are many clothes (including socks) that are made of - or contain elastic. By hanging out your clothes to dry you will also save money because you'll find yourself buying less and less often new clothes - well, except for when you really want that new dress or jeans, but not because your current ones look torn and worn.

Leifheit Telegant Mounted Clothes Dryer
Leifheit Telegant Mounted Clothes Dryer

Leifheit Telegant Mounted Clothes Dryer

Anther elegant and useful wall mounted clothes dryer, it has a sleek design and a strong construction that will hold your clothes for long. Made of ABS plastic with stainless steel rods, it won't fall apart any time soon. It measures 40-3/4 by 5-1/2 by 2-1/4 inches and when extended it goes to 26 feet, which is quite a lot of space. It has 8 racks.

Easy to install on the wall, perfect for the smaller laundry rooms where space is at a cost and there is just simply no place for a real clothes dryer.

Leifheit Wall Dryer Telefix

Leifheit 83100 Telefix 100 Wall Mount Retractable Clothes Drying Rack | 8 Drying Rods | White
Leifheit 83100 Telefix 100 Wall Mount Retractable Clothes Drying Rack | 8 Drying Rods | White

Leifheit has come up with all these great wall dryers for clothes, such as this one. Saves space in the room, it has 8 expandable drying rals that extend giving you up to 26 feet of drying space. Lovely design as well.

 

See The Leifheit Telegant 70 Wall Mounted Clothes Airer In Action

A quick demonstration of the Leifheit Telegant 70 drying rack so you see how it actually works.

Telegant Telescoping Drying Rack
Telegant Telescoping Drying Rack

Telegant Telescoping Drying Rack

Another great clothes drying rack from Leifheit, you can install it in any room of your choosing, including the laundry room or bathroom, etc. It has an extra towel rack for hanging towels on it and allowing the rest of the bars for other clothing items.

The dimensions are: 4 1/2" tall when retracted x 28" wide x x 14 1/2" deep when fully opened. Made of high quality materials, it will last you for a long time. Also it's a space saver as it's retractable when not in use.

Leifheit Rollfix Mounted Retractable Clothes Dryer

Leifheit 83040 Rollfix Mounted Retractable Clothes Dryer
Leifheit 83040 Rollfix Mounted Retractable Clothes Dryer

This is a cheaper Leifheit wall mount clothes dryer rack that fits the bill for indoor as well as outdoor use. It measures 20-1/2 by 3 by 3 inches and when extended you get a full 69 feet of clothes drying space. Great economical choice!

 
Polder Wall-Mount 24-Inch Accordion Clothes Dryer
Polder Wall-Mount 24-Inch Accordion Clothes Dryer

Polder Wall-Mount 24-Inch Accordion Clothes Dryer

A cheap and useful clothes drying rack in the shape of an accordion, this rack helps save energy, money and space. When extended you get 12-1/4-square-feet of drying space with a total dimension of 18 by 24 by 5-1/2 inches, which is perfect to hang or lay clothes on them. Very easy to mount on the wall with supplied mounting accessories and instructions.

Extremely useful and durable which will last you for a long time.

Madison Wall Mounted Laundry Drying Rack

Madison Fold down Wall mounted Laundry Drying Rack, 42"Hx46"W, WHITE
Madison Fold down Wall mounted Laundry Drying Rack, 42"Hx46"W, WHITE

The Madison Wall mounted Laundry Drying Rack is a bit more expensive than the previous ones listed above, but you do get what you paid for. Very easy to install, it is above the floor and it holds any kinds of clothes, from the lightest to the heaviest. Perfect for the bathroom or other rooms in the house. When not in use it closes upwards, which is a real space saver. A truly practical gadget for the home.

The size is 42"Hx46"W and the assembly is quite easy to do in no time.

 

Quik Closet Clothes Storage And Drying System

Arrow Hanger AH3X12 Quik Closet Clothes Storage System
Arrow Hanger AH3X12 Quik Closet Clothes Storage System

While this gadget is advertised as a closet solution, strangely enough most people who buy it use it as an indoor or outdoor clothes drying rack. I was surprised as well, but it's true, so I just had to list it. It is an awesome little rack that can neatly hold several pair of drying jeans, which makes it quite sturdy and durable.

The dimensions are 17.5" H x 2.75" W x 14.5" D when open. Because the tube metal and hard plastic materials are weather resistant, it can be easily used outdoor as well.

 

Minky Door or Wall Mounted Indoor Drying Rack

Minky Door or Wall Mounted Indoor Drying Rack, Silver
Minky Door or Wall Mounted Indoor Drying Rack, Silver

Here is an interesting wall drying rack that can be just as easily mounted on the door. Perfect as a space saver, you simply hang it on the door or wall, and it can be used either horizontally or vertically. No real mounting necessary.

Also great as a storage space at home. When not in use it folds easily flat.

A really great and practical design that will appeal to anyone who is struggling with finding that bit of extra space for drying clothes or storing them at home.

 

Arrow Hanger AH12/R Instahanger Clothes Hanging System

Arrow Hanger AH12 Instahanger Clothes Hanging System
Arrow Hanger AH12 Instahanger Clothes Hanging System

The perfect small space clothes hanging or drying system that is collapsible when not in use. Strong and durable, you can make great use of it for years to come.

Dimensions are: 17.5"H x 3.0"W x 1.25"D when open.

 

Do You Use A Wall Mounted Clothes Drying Rack Or A Tumble Drier At Home?

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      ecoguy lm 4 years ago

      Thanks for the really useful info!

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      JerryWojo 4 years ago

      These are great. I usually just use a standard hanger and make sure my clothes aren't touching one another.. :) I see a clothes rack in my future.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      This is a really good idea. Not only is it better for the environment, it cuts down on the electric bill. Blessed.

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      Ibexing 4 years ago

      Some great ideas for drying clothes, saves the cost of electricity when using a tumble drier.

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      IncomeFromHomeT 4 years ago

      Wow, I didn't know there were so many kinds of wall mounted clothes dryer racks! I especially like that Minky Rack. And I always hang my clothes, never use the dryer. I prefer to hang outdoors, but in winter I use the basement or a small folding rack in the bathroom.

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      These are some really great ideas. I have been looking for a way to be a clothes line in my small back yard.

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      mikes-cool-stuff 5 years ago

      This is something new to me, interesting product and lens. I also want to thank you for liking one of my lenses.

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      gradientcat 5 years ago

      I didn't know there were so many options for wall mounted drying racks.

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      piedromolinero 5 years ago

      With our weather the clothes are faster dried than you can fill a tumble drier. ;)

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      @SusannaDuffy: Drying racks is what I use even now, after many years. I simply don't have a clothes dryer at home (no place at all for it), so I have a rack on each of my two balconies, both opening and closing from the wall to save space. Ah the joys of small apartments...

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      Susanna Duffy 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I've never had a clothes dryer - and I've never seen the need for one, even with a house full of children. Of course, I live in a good clothes drying weather region :-)

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      cinta-cinta 5 years ago

      lenses are very interesting and very useful information

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love these, they would make a great home improvement for nearly any room in the house or apartment.

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      This is brilliant! Can these wall mounted clothes racks also be installed outside? I am thinking of on the outside wall of my apartment patio.

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      lilPinkfairy288 5 years ago

      This is a good way to save some money and your clothes might last longer too. That is how my mom does her clothes. Very good idea.

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      ShoppingWithMonty 5 years ago

      I don't use a tumble drier any more...they did a good job of eating electricity and shrinking our clothes!