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RE: Laundry goodies to try and bring back from Italy? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: ManhattanTransfer on 01.26.2011 at 09:51 pm in Laundry Room Forum

We lived in Milan for four months and our absolute favorite Italian laundry item is their indoor clotheslines. Italians rarely have clothes dryers, instead they dry their clothes on items know as "stenditoios" - usually a set of six stainless steel tubes that hang from the ceiling and can be raised and lowered using a simple pulley system. You may consider this a bit quaint, but clothes dried quickly, without annoying line marks in them (because of the relatively large diameter of the tubes), and with the right amount of fabric softener were quite nice. You don't get that fluffy feeling from towels, but you'll save a ton of money on electricity. Stenditoios are something you would find at a hardware store, or a specialty home furnishings store. You can find them for sale in the US via the laundrylift.com website. We have one in our small NYC apartment (hanging over our bath tub). Works great!

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