Ceiling-mounted designs such as the one in this sleek Sydney laundry suit even the smallest of spaces. They usually operate on a pulley system and can be lowered to a manageable height while you load up the racks with wet washing, then hoisted back up out of the way to dry.If you’re not a fan of airing your washing within plain sight, drying racks can also be hidden inside cupboards – install a heating vent in the floor to blow warm air into the enclosed space and voila! Your clothes will dry out of sight within a few hours. Pulley systems similar to the drying rack shown here are especially suited for tall or double-height cupboards.
All about convenienceApart from the ‘big picture’ benefits, composting has other advantages: the total volume of your household rubbish will decrease dramatically, so the wheelie bin will be much lighter come bin night. The kitchen bin becomes decidedly more hygienic and pleasant without vast quantities of decomposing vegetable matter, and takes much longer to fill.
Go as big as you canWhen choosing bins, I’d suggest going as big as you can for the space you have available. Once you’ve chosen the location for your rubbish and recycling station, measure up for the maximum-sized bins you can accommodate. The number of bins you’ll need will depend on your local council’s rules. Some councils require you to separate paper and cardboard from plastic, while others allow you to combine all your recycling in one bin.
Keep recyclables close togetherOne of my key organising principles is to keep like items together, and the same applies to recyclables. Your recycling will be much easier to organise if everything is stored together – no more having to go to two different locations to dispose of your pizza box and wine bottle!Browse more kitchen photos