Tumble dryers are a very common kitchen appliance in many households today, and this fact is perhaps unfortunate, because people have become blind to the many other options available to them. One of the better alternatives is the portable drying rack.
First and perhaps foremost for many people is the money factor. Whereas tumble dryers cost a lot to purchase in the first place, and you have to pay extra every month for the significant amounts of electricity it takes to run them, portable and folding drying racks cost about half the price of a tumble dryer at the very most, and of course will not come up on your electricity bill.
Tumble Dryers Vs. Drying Racks
In addition, tumble dryers can be very harmful to your clothes, ripping and tearing at the fabric each time they’re used. Portable drying racks are the opposite of harmful to your clothes. In a similar vein, they’re also completely harmless to the environment. In fact, the tumble dryer is probably the worst thing you have in your house for the environment.
Portable drying racks are also of course, portable. This makes them ideal for someone who doesn’t have access to as much space as they’d like or people who like to move around a lot and like to bring the ability to dry clothes with them. It would obviously be a huge hassle to have to move around a tumble dryer at all, but there’s no problem with a portable drying rack. If you want to, you can even chop and change between different styles of portable drying rack, since they come in all sorts of colours and styles, which tumble dryers do not.
Unlike with a tumble dryer, which if anything is creasing your clothes more, hanging your clothes on a portable drying rack will make any creases almost vanish. This will almost certainly severely reduce the amount of ironing you have to do, and will often eliminate the need for ironing altogether.
Disadvantages of Tumble Dryers
Tumble dryers are also very large and cumbersome and as a result will take up a lot of space in your home. Portable and folding drying racks are almost always very compact and light so replacing your tumble dryer with a portable drying rack can free up a lot of space that can be used for more useful things. Not only that but because of the nature of the item, a portable drying rack can be picked up and moved around at will, or even folded up to give yourself even more space whenever it is needed.
Tumble dryers are one of the more expensive kitchen appliances, all the electricity it takes to make them work costs massive amounts of money, and if you ever have to replace any parts or get them fixed, that will set you back another small fortune. Portable drying racks are a one time payment of about a third of the price of a tumble dryer, no maintenance costs and of course no electricity to pay for.
Even if you’d rather keep a tumble dryer in your household because despite all their disadvantages, they will still dry your clothes quicker than a portable drying rack, there is really no reason not to have a portable drying rack in your home and only use your tumble dryer when you absolutely have to dry your clothes rapidly.