"Lay flat to dry"

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
46607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

okqueenbee:  I can relate. I really try not to buy clothes that require hand washing anymore because I know they will spend way too long at the bottom of the laundry hamper waiting to be washed.

For the “dry flat” problem, get a collapsible rack that goes over the bathtub

Bathtub Drying Rack

Post # 4
10589 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I use the foldable drying racks.  I don’t quite lay everything perfectly flat, but almost all of my tops get dried on it.

Post # 5
10589 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Post # 6
46607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
Post # 7
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Sometimes I just dry the stuff on low heat and they come out fine. 

Post # 8
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I hang everything delicate on a clothesline. If I am worried about hanger marks or the item feels like it would fall off of a hanger easily, I just hang it so half is on one side, hanf on the other. Like a towel on a rack. It works fine.


I hear you though, if something looks like it will be a pain to iron for example, I will second guess before purchasing. Our clothesline lets me get away with not ironing a lot.

Post # 9
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We use a coin operated washer & dryer (old apartment complex), so we hang everything on a clotheline!  Clothes dry surprizingly fast sometimes.  We also have one of those foldable drying racks AB Bride posted.  Can’t wait till we have our own dryer haha! 

Post # 10
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Reminds me of that Mitch Hedburg joke:  “This shirt is dry-clean only.  Which means it’s dirty.”

Post # 11
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i don’t like to put my clothes in the dryer because they seem to get worn out faster, so a lot of my stuff goes on a drying rack anyway.

Post # 12
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have front-loaders, so I just lay mine on top of the washer. I do throw them into the dyer once dry just to soften and fluff them up.

Post # 13
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Most of our clothes are hung up to dry, primarily because I dont want to run the risk of it shrinking in a dryer. So we have those hanging racks which have been posted. or else i lay it ontop of the dryer, some of the heat comes through the top just enough to help dry it a little quicker. But I love that Tub one! I need to find me one of those. I already usually hang more stuff up on the shower rod when my drying rack is full anyway. Its the best because our washroom is really small when you walk in later you get that fresh laundry sent. Love it. 

Post # 14
2156 posts
Buzzing bee

okqueenbee:  Unless the item is incredibly delicate, I usually run it through the washer on the delicate cycle. 

I have a nice drying rack I use for my “lay flat to dry” clothes.

BUT- an even bigger pain… “dry clean only”.

I just realized the new shirt I’m wearing today is dry clean only. I bought it at TJ Maxx, but it’s a designer item. I just don’t understand why dry cleaning hasn’t become obsolete. It drives me crazy. I spend all this money (okay, like $30) on a nice, designer shirt, and now I have to spend even more to clean it?!?! UGH!

Post # 15
1231 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I hate that too! I hate anything that can’t go in the washer or dryer lol

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