How to save laundry space: Shopper mounts $79 Kmart clothesline on wall

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An Australian mom modified a popular Kmart item to create a built-in clothesline for “rainy days.”

Sharing a series of images on Facebook, Leanne decided to mount the $79 Deluxe Laundry Vent Station on the wall of her laundry room to save floor space.

Kmart’s product is designed with a wooden frame, four wheels, and five shelves, but the size of the product would take up quite a bit of space.

Instead, Leanne split the clothesline in half to mount the shelves to the wall, which can easily be folded flat for convenience.

After sharing images on Facebook, other buyers seemed eager to replicate the simple DIY. When folded, the racks double as towel racks.

Australian mom Leanne decided to modify Kmart's $79 deluxe airing station to create a built-in clothesline (pictured)

Australian mom Leanne decided to modify Kmart’s $79 deluxe airing station to create a built-in clothesline (pictured)

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He split the clothesline in half to mount the shelves to the wall, which can easily be folded flat for convenience. On Facebook, Leanne said her husband used screws with plastic inserts to move the vent to the wall.

Pictured: The $79 Deluxe Laundry Vent Station

Pictured: The $79 Deluxe Laundry Vent Station

In the comments, Leanne said her husband used screws with plastic inserts to move the clothesline to the wall.

More than 3,400 people liked the post on social media.

‘OMG! I have one of these that is currently set up outside as usual, but I really want to do this,” one woman commented.

‘I’m going to do this when I get home, fantastic idea,’ said another, a third added: ‘Love it! Needed!’

Others described the stunt as ‘genius’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘very clever’.

The idea is ideal for those who are short on laundry space, but tenants should check with their landlord first before screwing holes into their laundry room wall.

The idea is ideal for those who have limited laundry space, but tenants should check with the landlord first before screwing holes in the laundry room wall.

The idea is ideal for those who have limited laundry space, but tenants should check with the landlord first before screwing holes in the laundry room wall.

Last month, shoppers were obsessed with a new, life-changing laundry device that retracts into the ceiling when not in use.

An Australian woman commissioned a Victorian-style slat-roof clothesline from England and says she’s “in love” with the handy device.

Moms spotted the fancy tool on one woman’s Facebook page, but for a whopping $141, plus $148 in shipping, it’s not the cheapest buy.

Last month, another Australian woman shared a post online about her ceiling-mounted imported clothesline, and other shoppers are obsessed (pictured)

Last month, another Australian woman shared a post online about her ceiling-mounted imported clothesline, and other shoppers are obsessed (pictured)

The home enthusiast ‘had the idea’ to buy the Hardware StoreWorld tool on Etsy from a friend who lives in the UK and has a clothesline on the ceiling.

“I’m kind of in love with my new clothesline,” she wrote, when she shared a photo of the pulley on the popular Facebook page.

‘You lower it down using the rope on the pulley on the wall near the dryer. It is lowered to the height of the bench. Then when the clothes are on it, you lift it up so it’s out of the way,” he said.

The device may be smart, but at $141, plus $148 in shipping, it's not cheap.

The device may be smart, but at $141, plus $148 in shipping, it’s not cheap.

Many homeowners with small laundry spaces loved the idea.

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

‘I love the design. It actually looks good as well as being practical,” another commented.

“This is what I need,” wrote another.

“I have the same one, I love it,” said another woman, sharing a photo of her own clothesline.

Another Australian woman had a similar ceiling mounted laundry pulley and said she loves it too.

Another Australian woman had a similar ceiling mounted laundry pulley and said she loves it too.

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

One lucky mom found a similar device at the Bunnings special order desk 10 years ago that they still use “every day”, however it is no longer for sale at Bunnings.

If the imported appliance is out of your price range but you’re looking for a space-saving clothes airer, it’s possible to find accordion wall drying racks online, such as at Amazon for $60.

australian company Botanex also make a pulley similar to the nifty contraption on Etsy for $289.

Top tips for making your clothes dry faster without a dryer:

* Run a spin cycle on your washing machine once the wash is finished to reduce the amount of moisture in the clothes and the amount of time needed to dry items.

* To ensure that wet clothes dry faster in the winter months, place the rack in front of the heater and use a large item on one side of the rack to keep warm.

An Australian mom has shared a trick to make clothes dry faster.  She places the rack on its side in front of the heater and blocks the other end with a larger heat-trapping piece.

An Australian mom has shared a trick to make clothes dry faster. She places the rack on its side in front of the heater and blocks the other end with a larger heat-trapping piece.