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Guide to selecting a Laundry Rack

Looking for an easier way to do laundry? Check out our top picks for laundry racks! These products can help make your life a little bit easier by taking care of the heavy lifting for you.

Types of Laundry Racks in Singapore 

There are many types of automated laundry racks in Singapore. The most common type is the Manual pulley retractable laundry system rack. This type of rack is installed on the ceiling, and it has a cord to raise or lower the rack manually. There are also portable racks, which are not permanently attached to the wall. These racks are often used in HDB apartments or condos. 

How to choose a suitable laundry rack

When it comes to laundry, everyone has their own system. Some people like to wash everything at once, while others prefer to do a load a day. But if you’re looking for a more efficient way to do your laundry, you would want to consider getting a laundry rack that fits your routine.

A large sized laundry racks can be a great time-saver, especially if you have a large family. But with so many options on the market, how do you choose the best laundry rack for your needs?

Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for a laundry rack:

  • Unit size — Always consider the unit size when the drying rack is open and folded. And make sure that the window openings and ceiling has enough space to accommodate this. Usually an onsite assessment is required to ensure the system you’re buying fits into your home. If a vendor does not cater for this, then its a red flag and you should look for another vendor.
  • Load Capacity (lift/static load) — Always consider a system with a max load that matches the size of your family and how often you do laundry. As a general guideline, a capacity of 35KG and above is more than enough for a family of 4 doing laundry weekly. For those racks that is movable (e.g. Automated laundry system) make sure that the max load when the system is moving (i.e. lift) can withstand the weight of your laundry. If not, you’ll either have to manually hang those laundry or that the system will malfunction faster than normal.
  • Max drop down — Ceiling mounted laundry systems provide a drop down feature where the rack is lowered for convenient hanging. While most should accommodate the average Singaporean height and our home’s ceiling height, make sure to check the max drop height, can get the lowest possible, if not do check your floor to ceiling height to ensure that it fits your home before buying.
  • Installation — Make sure to check with vendors if installation charges are already included or these are separate charges. And if they can help remove and dispose of existing fixtures. If additional charges are required, have an overall cost comparison with other vendors before proceeding.

If you’re looking for more tips on selecting and understanding laundry racks, hop to our Laundry Rack Buyer Guide for more consideration points, and our curated list of Laundry Rack vendors with known reviews to start!

Last Updated Jul 23, 2022