9. Dry clothes the old-fashioned way. Now I'm not asking you to give up your trusty tumble dryer anytime soon, so don't worry. But the English are known for a love of hanging out their laundry the old-fashioned way — especially outdoors to get that fresh-air smell. You might not be ready to go whole hog, but it does still make sense for your laundry space to have somewhere to air dry clothes like delicates or wools. Try this clever idea of suspending a pastel painted ladder from the ceiling.