Using Shoe Racks As Clothes Hangers

Some articles of clothing should never be put in a dryer, including any clothing with a label saying "line dry only" and all wire bras and underwear. Usually anything with elastic should also be hung to dry.

But what if you don't have any space to hang your clothes? Luckily all you need to use a clothes hanger is a large shoe rack!

This hack will be especially helpful for people who live in a small apartment with nowhere to store a drying rack and not enough room to hang a clothesline.

Step 1: Step 1: Get a Shoe Rack

If you already have an existing tall shoe rack, great! If not, you can either buy a standing one if you have a lot of shoes to store or one that mounts onto your closet door for a more discreet and unobtrusive way to store shoes and hang dry clothing.

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Picture 2: this shoe rack came with my apartment, but you can purchase a door shoe rack at

Step 2: Step 2: Wash Your Clothing and Hang It on the Shoe Racks

You can either handwash or put your clothing in a washing machine, and after that simply place the items you wish to line dry onto the shoe rack. Of course, I take my shoes off my rack before hanging my clothing but you don't have to take all of your shoes off as long as you make sure that your clothes are damp and NOT dripping any water before you hang them. You don't want any water to drip on your shoes.

The wall shoe rack is perfect for drying socks, underwear, bras and scarves. Wrapping the clothing around the shoe mounts will ensure that the clothing won't fall off.

I like to dry tote bags and shirts or larger items of clothing on my standing shoe rack.

Step 3: Step 3: Dry Clothes!

After a few hours, you should test to see if your clothing is completely dry. If your clothes are dry, you can take your clothing off and put your shoes back on the rack.

That's it!



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