Winner’s Wednesday: Our last week winner…
I would love to get the word out on my husband’s hand crafted Homestead Drying Racks. To thank you for helping us promote our blog and store, we would like to start running weekly giveaways of the various products we offer and love. Some may think a drying rack is a “want”. Well, I “need” my drying racks.
Why do you NEED a drying rack?
Expense: The electric dryer costs money to run. An estimated $180 per year. It really doesn’t seem like that much, but if you are like us, every penny counts.
Wear and Tear: The evidence of lint in your electric dryer is evidence that your clothes are virtually wearing down on their fiber content. When you air dry clothing, they last longer. The longer the clothing lasts, the less you need to buy to replace. If you are like us, we like to get the most miles out of our clothing. I want the clothing to last through several hand-me-downs. The way the electric dryer sucks energy and wears down clothing, we are proud to offer an alternative to your drying needs.
Safety: It is estimated that over 15,000 house fires each year are started by electric or gas powered dryers. When the lint gets trapped it can catch fire and burn your home down. How many of you leave your home with a dryer running while you are gone. Here you can hang an entire load of laundry on one of our sturdy racks (Pioneer or Homesteader size), and while you are away, your clothes will be drying, you will be saving money, and you will not have to worry about your home burning down. Wow, that sounds great!
How do our drying racks compare to the less expensive racks?
100% Sturdier: Our racks are the sturdiest on the market, hands down! We had a cheap walmart spindle of a rack, and about 3 months later, it was used for kindling in our wood stove. When the kids helped make noodles on our volume three of Homesteading for Beginners DVD, you can see how we were actually having to duck tape it so it would hold through the filming. Junk! Our racks have 3/4 inch hard wood dowels with handcrafted side pieces to hold it together to last a lifetime. Each piece is carefully made by my husband who I lovingly refer to as Mr. Meticulous. The racks can withstand heavy, heavy quilts and heavy room area rugs. You can put a quilt on one side and it will not topple over like the accordion style wooden drying racks the Amish make.
You get what you pay for!
Unique V design: The unique V design allows for optimal air flow. You clothing will dry faster and more evenly. The accordion style racks stack the clothing right on top of the lower layer because the dowels are right on top of the other. This V design also makes our rack stout with a solid footing. It is not going anywhere!
What will I use my Pioneer Drying Rack for if I win one?
- Laundry Load
- Cloth diapers
- Dish Towels
- Bath Towels
- Jeans or Shirts
- Skirts or Dresses
- Sweaters and Quilts
- Drying Herbs
- Drying Noodles
- Pretty display for an heirloom quilt
My husband gave me one of his “Pioneer” drying racks. I use it for drying my bath towels on in our bedroom. I park it on one side of our bedroom and when one of us is done bathing, we put our towel on the rack! Just hanging them on a hook is not a solution for drying towels. They begin to smell horrible after a few days of hanging there damp. When they are allowed to dry on the “Pioneer”, they get dry by the afternoon. I later pull my towels off the rack and fold them.
Don’t be shy, enter to win this nice Pioneer Drying Rack. If you do not win this week, keep coming back. We will be running giveaways for great products each week. Our special thank you!