You probably already use your shower or tub as a station for drying delicate laundry, or shoes and jackets that have gotten soaked in the rain. But you can actually line dry clothes in small bathrooms, without everything dripping everywhere. Here’s how to make sure everything gets spread out so it dries right.
Re-purposing the shower caddy
Instead of going out and buying something, I like to look at what I already have to see if I can re-purpose it. Something I have is a very inexpensive chrome tie rack which I hang down from the shower head to hold a backscrubber, comb, etc. It has quite a few hooks that easily hold a few pieces of underwear, lightweight soaked shoes and even lightweight jackets.
But what about items that need to dry flat? If you want to keep those out of plain view, get a small, lightweight bathtub tray or TV tray that fits across your tub. You can fold it up and tuck it away somewhere else when it’s not in use.
There’s also the ingenious drying rack which holds many pieces of clothing in a very small space. It keeps them all nicely spread out so they can dry thoroughly.
If you have a bigger drying project than your shower caddy or folding table can handle, there’s another option. Tie an impromptu clothesline to your shower head at one end and to the curtain rod or a towel rack at the other. Hang your underwear and other lightweight items from that and no one will be the wiser.
Open a medicine cabinet slightly and you can dangle a piece of clothing over it to dry. Ditto if you have a cabinet under the sink. Towel racks are obviously useful for drying clothes whenever you don’t have a wet towel hanging from them. You may even want to put the clothes over the towels on the rack, so the towels can absorb some of the moisture and dry them even quicker.