Air Dry Your Clothes And Save Energy With Airers


Doing the laundry has never been fun, particularly if you don’t have a lot of space to work with. And if you live in an area where the sun doesn’t shine often, or enough, it can make it even harder to get fresh, clean and dry clothes – without the use of a tumble dryer. That’s where clothes airers on eBay come in.

A quality clothes airer with plenty of drying space will help you save money on your energy bills, lowering your carbon footprint, and of course, it will allow you to dry your clothes easily in all kinds of weather.

Reasons you might want a clothes airer

Some fabrics can shrink or get warped if they are dried in the dryer and air-drying your clothing rather than putting them in the dryer will help them last longer. And if you use air drying, you can even save money on your electrical costs. If that’s not enough, there are other benefits as well:

  • Clothes airers are also a fantastic alternative for drying your clothes when camping. Simply place the clothes airer in a well-ventilated area, and you'll have a fully functional garment dryer.
  • Ties, pants, shirts, shoes, lingerie, suits, and belts, as well as a range of other clothing items, can all be hung on clothes airers.
  • Airers are available in a variety of colours, patterns, and creative appeals, as well as robust constructions and sizes. Standard sizes have a circumference of 17 to 18 inches, gigantic sizes have a circumference of 19 inches or more.
  • Clothes airers are harmless to clothing and will not cause any problems such as stretching, folding, or tearing. You have a wide selection of options to choose from, ranging from low-cost, less-durable solutions to high-cost, more-durable options with distinct styles and designs.
  • Clothes airers that have been specifically designed to suit your materials can assist you in extending the life of your clothes.
  • Clothes airers are made from a variety of materials, including wood, wire, metal, velvet, plastic, cloth (including satin), and bamboo. All of these materials are meant to be durable and functional. Hugging, embossed, cushioned, tubular, single-shank, forging, and flocking are all types of clothes airer, and these are offered in large, small, and standard sizes.

Things to consider when buying online

The style: There are several styles of clothes airer that you’ll find online, including:

  • Winged: The majority of winged portable clotheslines do not have wheels because they are intended to be moved when they are in the folded position. It's basically a clothes horse that has folding arms that extend out the sides to allow more clothing than a traditional clothes horse can hold.
  • Rail: Those who like the fold-down form but live in a rental or apartment where permanent clothes airers cannot be installed due to zoning regulations or other restrictions could use rail clothes airers instead. Easily mounted over railings or balustrades, they are an excellent choice for smaller households.
  • Clothes horse: These are a great option for people searching for huge capacity without taking up space long term. These are the most common style and provide the most straightforward solution for drying clothes wherever you want.
  • Tiered: These folding airers fold out to form a cross-like structure that can support heavier-weighted clothes while taking up very little floor space, making them ideal for small spaces. They're small and robust and can accommodate a large load of laundry, depending on the size you buy.
  • Concertina: In addition to taking up extremely little space due to their accordion-like structure, Concertina clothes airers are ideally suited for drying short or small towels due to their vertical design.
  • Tower: Large families who produce large amounts of laundry will benefit greatly from using a tower airer. Even though they have the most drying capacity out of all the airers, they are easily collapsible and don't take up a lot of room while not in use.
  • Gated: These airers, which are appropriately named, are designed to look like fences and fold out to stand in a concertina shape. These are typically the most affordable clothes airers available, and they are popular with students because they are functional and don't take up a lot of space in the closet.
  • Heated: While heated clothes airers are significantly more expensive than a conventional clothes airer, they can significantly reduce drying time when used properly. These are similar in appearance to tiered or winged airers, and they are connected into the wall to heat each drying rung individually.

The size: For one person, allow at least 12 to 13 metres of drying line area to accommodate clothing, curtains, bedding, and carpets. For a couple or a small family, opt for an airer with at least 23 to 30 metres of line space, as there will be more towels to clean and clothes will dry faster. For a large family, you should choose one with at least 45 metres of line space, and ideally 50 metres.

Check out the range available on eBay, or view the washing lines for something larger, and find a style and size that suits your household.