Cultural: My clothes dryer

Laundry...love it or hate it, we all have to do it.

So what does the typical clothes dryer in Poland look like?

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We also have an electric dryer, which we bought second hand when we first came to Poland in 1994, but we use it only when something has to be dried quickly. Why? Mostly because I figured if Polish people can live without using an electric dryer, than I can too. They just hang their clothes on this type of drying rack.

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Now that my son isn't home and needing his karate outfit the same day he washes it, I don't use it at all.  Mostly it is for company.

Sometimes, they are shaped a bit differently.  They can taller and have a smaller footprint. 

 Above the tub drying rack. It seems a bit complicated to set up, but would be a pretty handy space saver!

Above the tub drying rack. It seems a bit complicated to set up, but would be a pretty handy space saver!

They can also hang above the tub- a type of clothes line assembly that can be rigged up so clothes can hang dry and out of the way.  

When you are living in a small apartment, this is essential! Use every square meter of space efficiently - make things/areas double duty if at all possible. I've seen this kind of set up for sale in stores.

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I've also seen this kind drying rack - it hangs onto the radiator and gives clothes a faster dry in the winter when the heat is on.

 

We also have outside clothes lines and many use them. It's just that it's pretty cool for 7 months of the year so there must be a sort of inside drying setup for the cooler months and/or apartment living.

And now you know!



Be sure to check out what my sis for you over in the shop!  I'm sure she'd appreciate your business!  She just got in some wonderful backing fabrics!

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