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An Aussie mum has altered a popular Kmart item to create an inbuilt clothesline for ‘rainy days’. 

Sharing a number of images on Facebook, Leanne decided to mount the $79 deluxe laundry airing station to the wall in her laundry to save floor space. 

The Kmart product is designed with a wooden frame, four wheels and five racks – but the size of the product would occupy quite a bit of room. 

Instead Leanne split the airer down the middle to mount the racks on the wall, which can be easily folded away for added convenience. 

After sharing images on Facebook other shoppers seemed eager to replicate the simple DIY. When folded down the racks also double as towel holders.  

Australian mum Leanne decided to alter the $79 deluxe laundry airing station from Kmart to create an inbuilt clothesline (pictured)

Australian mum Leanne decided to alter the $79 deluxe laundry airing station from Kmart to create an inbuilt clothesline (pictured) 

She split the airer down the middle to mount the racks on the wall, which can be easily folded away for added convenience. On Facebook Leanne said her husband used screws with plastic inserts to moult the airer to the wall

Pictured: the $79 deluxe laundry airing station

Pictured: the $79 deluxe laundry airing station

In the comments Leanne said her husband used screws with plastic inserts to moult the airer to the wall.

More than 3400 people ‘liked’ the social media post.  

‘Omg! I have one of these its currently outside set up as normal but I really want to do this,’ one woman commented.

‘I am so going to do this when l get back in my house, fantastic idea,’ another said, a third added: ‘Love it! Need it!’

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Others described the hack as ‘genius’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘so clever’.  

The idea is ideal for those who are limited in laundry space – but tenants should check with their landlord first prior to screwing holes into the laundry wall. 

The idea is ideal for those who are limited in laundry space - but tenants should check with their landlord first prior to screwing holes into the laundry wall

The idea is ideal for those who are limited in laundry space – but tenants should check with their landlord first prior to screwing holes into the laundry wall

Last month shoppers were obsessing over a new ‘life-changing’ laundry gadget that retracts into the ceiling when it’s not being used.

An Aussie woman ordered a Victorian style lath ceiling mounted clothes airer from England, and says she is ‘in love’ with the handy device.

Mums spotted the chic tool on a woman’s Facebook page but at a whopping $141 -plus $148 in shipping fees – it’s not the most budget-friendly buy.

Last month another Australian woman shared a post about her imported ceiling mounted clothes airer online, and fellow shoppers are obsessed (pictured)

Last month another Australian woman shared a post about her imported ceiling mounted clothes airer online, and fellow shoppers are obsessed (pictured) 

The home enthusiast ‘got the idea’ to buy the IronmongeryWorld tool on Etsy from a friend who lives in the UK and has a ceiling clothes airer.

‘I’m a little bit in love with my new clothes airer’, she wrote, when she shared a picture of the pulley on popular Facebook page.

‘You lower it using the pulley rope on the wall near drier. It comes down to the height of the bench. Then when the laundry is on it you raise it up so it’s out of the way,’ she said.

Many home owners with small laundry spaces loved the idea.

‘This is genius. I have very high ceilings with a small laundry. It would totally work in my laundry,’ one woman said.

‘Love the design. Actually looks good as well as being practical,’ another commented.

‘This is what I need,’ another wrote.

‘I have the same, love it,’ another woman said, sharing a picture of her own laundry airer. 

Another Australian woman had a similar ceiling mounted laundry pulley and said that she loves it as well

Another Australian woman had a similar ceiling mounted laundry pulley and said that she loves it as well

The product has excellent reviews, and a full five star rating on Etsy.

One lucky mum found a similar device in Bunnings Special Order desk 10 years ago which they still use ‘every day’, however it’s no longer on sale in Bunnings.

If the imported gadget is out of your price range but you’re looking for a space-saving laundry airer, its possible to find wall-attached accordion airers online, such as on Amazon for $60.

Australian company Botanex also make a similar pulley to the clever Etsy gadget for $289. 

Top tips to make your laundry dry faster without a dryer:

* Turn on a spin cycle on your washing machine once the washing has finished to reduce the amount of moisture in the clothes and the amount of time needed to dry the items

* To make sure wet laundry dries quicker in the winter months, place your rack in front of the heater and use a large piece of clothing on one side of the rack to keep the heat in

 

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