(image from Argos.co.uk)
I posted some weeks ago about my frustrations with the damp November weather meaning that my washing wasn't getting dry in the verandah, because that largely relies upon sunshine to heat the area and heat the washing up! Inside I have only two airers which the FH made, which take a load between them.
So I went to Argos and spent a little money - £26 odd. A little, compared to the lot I had slightly considered spending at Lakeland on a heated airer!! I bought two of these airers, pictured above.
They will hold about a load each, depending on what I have washed. If it is a load of towels, or trousers, they have to share the load. One is near a radiator in the lounge, and the other is on the landing, again near a radiator, but also at the top of the stairs, taking advantage of any rising heat from downstairs. Now that the weather is definitely colder, we are using the central heating for about an hour in the mornings whilst we get up and moving!
And are they helping? You bet! In conjunction with the original airers, and an over the radiator type of rail which is actually over a door where I can hang items on coathangers, we have the washing dilemma sorted out here. Most things are dry within two days, and the washing heap isn't getting too big these days.
Bearing in mind that I am drying all this stuff indoors now, I am aware of the need to prevent condensation, and I have several windows open a crack on the first notch to allow air to circulate. When the weather is fine and dry outside, windows are thrown open for at least 15 minutes a day to get some fresh air.