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How to dry towels without an airing cupboard

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BoysRule Mon 23-Jan-17 18:29:13

We have a very small en suite with a small towel radiator where we put the hand towel. You can't fit any more than that on it.

We don't have an airing cupboard and currently our towels dry on a towel rack in the bedroom. It looks awful though and I am looking for other ideas. What do you do with your towels when you've showered so that they dry?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 23-Jan-17 18:31:15

Hang them on the door or over the bannister?

UsedToBeAPaxmanFan Mon 23-Jan-17 18:33:19

Very environmentally unfriendly, but I chuck dh and my towels in the tumble dryer for 20 minutes. blush

Char22thom Mon 23-Jan-17 18:33:33

We hang ours on our towel rail, also an ensuing and only a small one, we hand one on each side (rather than covering the whole thing with it) and they dry fine.

PseudoBadger Mon 23-Jan-17 18:37:12

How does DH fit in the dryer Used?

dalmatianmad Mon 23-Jan-17 18:40:27

Tumble dryer

Foldedtshirt Mon 23-Jan-17 18:43:15

Over the bannister here too.

Figure17a Mon 23-Jan-17 18:46:06

Hooks on the back if the door.

We have an airing cupboard but I wouldn't put damp towels in it

BoysRule Mon 23-Jan-17 19:50:51

Thanks - doesn't sound like there is a magical solution. I would do the banister but I don't really like the look of it.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 23-Jan-17 20:00:59

What about one of those heated clothes airers ?

Treewall Mon 23-Jan-17 20:06:31

I'd love a more attractive solution too - currently we hang ours on an over bath airer but they really bug me. We don't have a tumble dryer and I dry laundry either outside or on our Lakeland heated airer. Very small house!

DubiousCredentials Mon 23-Jan-17 20:28:01

We have ours on hooks like this.

empirerecordsrocked Mon 23-Jan-17 21:32:23

If you have an en suite do you have another bathroom where you could fit another bigger tower rail or do you just have the en suite? We dry outs on the towel rail and over the shower.

SuburbanRhonda Mon 23-Jan-17 22:59:48

Surely they don't dry if you hang them on a hook because of all the folds?

ScruffyTheJanitor Mon 23-Jan-17 23:03:50

Get a hanger that has the clips at the bottom, hang the towel from this clips, hang the hanger on the shower curtain rail, close the shower curtain.

UsedToBeAPaxmanFan Tue 24-Jan-17 06:58:44

pseudo gringrin

DubiousCredentials Tue 24-Jan-17 06:59:24

Ours always dry. Bathroom is warm and ventilated. They aren't sodden though just damp. If you have a serious towel-wetter it might not work!

trinity0097 Tue 24-Jan-17 07:59:28

Hooks on the back of the door for us, they dry perfectly well like that.

RudyMentary Tue 24-Jan-17 08:04:30

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shovetheholly Tue 24-Jan-17 08:34:10

I have an (unheated) towel rail fitted at the end of the bath, at right angles to the window. The towels dry quickly when the window is opened to air the room and it's very space efficient.

RudyMentary Tue 24-Jan-17 08:44:58

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SquarePegRoundHole Tue 24-Jan-17 08:47:59

Figure' is there a reason why you don't hang clothes/towels to dry in airing cupboard? I do blush

blueskyinmarch Tue 24-Jan-17 08:49:46

Pop the airer in to the en suite once you have finished showering then you won't see how awful it looks?

Seeline Tue 24-Jan-17 08:53:41

Do you mean used towels? I wouldn't put those in the airing cupboard or the tumble dryer.
Ours hang on rails in the bathroom or on hooks on the back of the bathroom door and dry just fine.
An airing cupboard is for airing ie popping things that are virtually dry in just to make sure, and so they don't smell musty if stored somewhere when slightly damp.
Tumbler is for drying just-washed stuff.

ChipmunkSundays Tue 24-Jan-17 09:06:26

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