Saturday, January 7, 2012

How To Dry Wet Mittens and Hats?

It's hard to believe it's January here in Nebraska.  We've had temperatures in the high 40's and even hit 70 the other day.  AMAZING!  This break in weather is a far cry from what we normally endure.  I decided to post a simple solution that we rely on during a frosty spell and when the snow flies. 

A fun day spent romping in the snow is a favorite activity around these parts.  Bundling up to go outside is a necessity when temperatures hover around zero, but it left us with another problem. 

Where was  I going to store all this gear?  Snow crusted hats, mittens, socks, boots, and coveralls clogged up my coat rack and almost all of the heat vents. Soppy mittens and boots were becoming a major eye sore and tripping hazard.  There had to be a better solution.

Growing up, we would place our frozen mittens on the old radiator heaters at school or place them strategically over a furnace vent at home.  As an adult, now I had more children in the house than I did heat vents!  Ugh.  I won't even go into detail about how the boys would leave wet mittens in their backpacks or pockets.

My solution:

A Removable Hanging Clothesline!

I was desperate-  so I finagled a simple indoor drying line out of a pair of new shoe strings and an old plant hanger.  Are you laughing?  I attached the two long laces by knotting them around the metal hanger.  Then I slid the hanger over the woodwork.  You could permanently attach the hanger using screws, but I didn't want to ruin our wood or look at it for 12 months a year.  Now, I have the children use clothespins to hang up their wet gloves and hats on the string.

The mittens are paired and all in one convenient spot.  No more searching through piles of cold  knit to find a child's hat or running from room to room checking heat vents for a glove's partner.  We go to the mitten line and remove our air dried winter gear.

Do you have any simple winter solutions?


Leslie said...

We stole this design, but hung it over the bathtub so if they start dripping, it goes down the drain rather than on the floor.

Anonymous said...

We use the Airloop Glove Drying Rings. Simple and works!

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