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ceiling laundry drying rack? Or wall mounted?

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Newhere2 Sun 21-Jun-15 13:26:23

Hi I was thinking of getting one of these racks. Does anyone have one or something similar?

Or should I go for a wall mounted one?

Stillachristmastree Sun 21-Jun-15 13:31:16

I love my pully . Things dry so much quicker than standard clothes horse .

I don't have that one. My house was built with it in the 60's .

magimedi Sun 21-Jun-15 13:32:07

Celing, for sure. I've got one I inherited from MIL & I love it - takes loads, all well out the way.

There are cheaper ones (wood, rather than metal) on Amazon - called Sheila Maids

Newhere2 Sun 21-Jun-15 13:37:45

thanks both. Thats good to know. I was thinking that the Lofti would be lighter than wood so maybe a good option to take weight off as wet clothes can be heavy.

magimedi Sun 21-Jun-15 13:48:52

My wooden one will take 2 large bath sheets & 3/4 pairs of jeans, no problem.

And when the wooden rails get a bit old & manky (mine is about 50+ years old) they are easy to replace!

Newhere2 Sun 21-Jun-15 14:04:21


bonzo77 Sun 21-Jun-15 14:17:28

Ceiling one every time. Will dry an 8kg load in 24 hours or less, even towels and jeans. It's very important you attach it to the joists in your ceiling. Not the plasterboard. Otherwise you'll bring the ceiling down. Using the joists and long screws our 5ft long one with cast iron ends and wooden slats takes a full wet load of washing, and often extra stuff on hangers.

Kates014 Tue 23-Jun-15 17:48:59

Agree with others, ceiling all the way. We got a wooden one from Amazon, not heavy at all. Agree things dry quicker plus it's out of the way so don't have to see your laundry in your face all day unlike wall mounted/free standing drying racks.

prepperpig Tue 23-Jun-15 17:51:30

definitely ceiling. I wouldn't be without mine.

crumpet Tue 23-Jun-15 17:56:27

Depends on your ceiling height and where you want the clothes to dry. I have 2 wallmounted ones from ikea and they are quite possibly my favourite things in the house. They are over a radiator and the boiler, so things dry very quickly, they fold flat against the wall when not in use (rarely) and they hold loads.

crumpet Tue 23-Jun-15 17:57:34

Grundtal they are called. Amazeballs

IReallyAmHephzibah Tue 23-Jun-15 17:59:29

Ceiling !
Fantastic things, I love mine as pp said it keeps the washing up out of the way. I have mine in the utility room and open the window slightly to avoid damp problems.

Crikeyblimey Tue 23-Jun-15 18:06:57

Really want one of these in my new utility (or scullery as I've decided to call it grin ).

Thing is house is a new build. Will the ceiling take it do you think or am I dreaming?

My mil has one and it is amazing!

Chillywhippet Tue 23-Jun-15 23:03:05

I have this - fab

LadySharrowOfGolter Tue 23-Jun-15 23:15:33

I've been thinking about getting one of these in my laundry room as we had one in our uni house and it was fab.

...umm how do you know where the joists are? blush I'm not very diy minded

PacificDogwood Tue 23-Jun-15 23:17:45

Ceiling pulley for sure - fast drying, out of the way. If you have the ceiling height, what's not to like?

Newhere2 Wed 24-Jun-15 06:22:30

Oh i didn't see the fast drying wall mounted one! I've bought the loft ceiling hanger and will see how it goes. If not happy I think i will get the wall mount one Chillywhippet recommends!

echt Fri 26-Jun-15 08:43:19

Ceiling. Because hot air rises.

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