Inspired by this photo on Flickr, I decided to take some pictures of my stendino. Stendino means drying rack and it is oh so important here, because almost no one owns a dryer. Coming from the land of clothes dryers, this was a huge shock. What do you mean no warm and fluffy towels??!?? Oh the horror. I’ve gotten used to it by now, but I’ll say that one of the highlights of my trips home (no offense friends and family) is finally being able to put my stuff in the dryer. Nothing beats a pair of jeans first worn after coming out of the dryer.
Here in Rome I’m lucky that we have a large terrace, so big enough for a few different drying racks to be outside. I have friends without that sort of space so they have to cram something inside their apartments. Not fun. It’s also not fun in the rainy season, when it’s so damp outside it takes days for things to dry. Forget about being spontaneous with your wardrobe!