So you bought a hundred and one pairs of leggings. Now what?
First, I’d congratulate you and suggest icing your fingers, because that’s pretty impressive.
Second, anyone who wears LuLaRoe knows about Wash Day. Oh…wash day.
You Can’t Dry LuLaRoe In A Dryer, So What Do You DO!?!?!
Standard care instructions tell you to wash inside out, with like colors in cold unicorn tears with angel feathers. (kidding!) That’s the easy enough part. Now, the hard part is drying your 101 pairs of LuLaRoe duds. Because unless you’re the uh-mazing domesticated goddess, chances are you’re like me.
You wear all the clothes you want to, and when the pile is about big enough to become sentient and eat you–that’s when you do laundry.
This means–you have a lot of laundry. And with LuLaRoe you can’t exactly wash, dry and chunk it in a hamper. It’s got to air dry.
Now, if you’re blessed with a whole laundry room and drying racks, I might hate you a little. For the rest of us, we have to figure out how the heck we’re going to keep our LuLaRoe looking good and fresh. It’s hard when you live in a cramped apartment or maybe in a house that doesn’t have a designated laundry room. If we weren’t headed into the fall, I’d totally recommend a clothes line… except with my luck squirrels would eat holes in the crotches of my leggings and the elastic out of my Lola skirts. Ug!
The easiest solution is to hang things load by load in a bathroom or somewhere. This means you have to exercise those domestic goddess chops and stick to slaying the laundry monster. It’s a hard job. Believe me. I’m pretty sure one of my cats got gobbled up as a snack. (Or he’s on top of the bookshelves, it’s a toss up)
But what if you can’t stash the wet stuff in the bathroom? Too many people in and out, you don’t want to do laundry for days. What are your options?
Another option, if you’re okay with repairing a few holes in the wall, is a retractable clothesline you can install indoors. I had one of these when I lived in Thailand and sweet Jesus, it saved my bacon. It was hard enough finding clothes to fit my big, white booty without them walking off.
If you have a spare coat closet or some place that can hold a rolling rack, those are great. Especially for parties or packing. I very shortly inherited one (which broke after a few months!) and I loved it. Not only was I able to roll it into my apartment kitchen to dry on the tile, but it could go out on the patio, I could plan LuLa outfits for my week and organize stuff a lot better with them.
One suggestion I feel totally silly for not realizing is an over the door drying rack. Or towel rack! I always saw it and thought-TOWELS! Not LEGGINGS! This is one I’m probably going to have to steal, especially when all I need is one or two items.
If you’re into wall mounted solutions, maybe you own your own house, are long-time renters or just have a place you can install a few drying rack options, these are for you.
I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Ikea stainless steel drying rack. I have a friend who has six of these in her laundry closet and they’re hung so that they fit perfectly between each other when the doors are closed. It is a marvel of domestic goddess skill!
The accordion drying racks keep getting recommended to me. I’m a lot nervous about something fixed to my wall with this many moving parts, but so many recommendations has to be saying something. Right? I’m really considering these, especially since my drying area is a bit slim on wall space.
One item I’ve been eyeballing, despite the price and lack of reviews, is this sleek murphy wall mounted system. I like how it stands the chance of blending into the wall of our den and not be such a glaring, obvious domestic tool.