Why You Shouldn’t Stick to Conventional HDB Laundry Racks

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Discover why HDB laundry racks are not the best choice, what design is suitable for Singapore housing and how a smart laundry rack can better cater to our needs.

If you live in an HDB flat in Singapore, HDB-issued laundry racks should be a familiar sight. Well, they serve their purpose… occasionally. Be it the bamboo rack or the pulley rack or the retractable clothes drying rack, you should have encountered some version of them growing up.


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Unfamiliar to some of us, it takes great arm strength and patience to do this chore alone. Ask anyone who does the laundry for their family, and they’d share similar stories of unpredictable weather, space constraints, problematic racks, bird droppings, dust and having to work up a sweat. Doesn’t sound very pleasant, does it?


Doing a full load of laundry

Let’s face it. Doing laundry once a day or even once in two days may not be possible with our hectic schedules. As you accumulate a huge laundry load, it’s a test of your jigsaw puzzle or “Jenga” skills as you try to fit your clothing into any available space on the HDB racks and pray it won’t end up on the floor (or worse, the ground floor) the following day.

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Needing your shirt for that important presentation later

Depending on the weather, it can take forever for your clothes to dry. You may even have to introduce the iron or blast the fan in front of the damp (and possibly musty-smelling) clothing. Not a good way to start the week, is it?


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Spending time on things that matter

If you’re still thinking to follow your parents’ footsteps, don’t you remember the numerous instances your parents rang you up to take the clothes in because “it looks like it’s going to rain”? Rather than worrying about your clothes getting drenched in the rain or rushing home to keep the laundry, focus your time and attention elsewhere.


Maximising space in your home

With the new BTO flats and their limited space, you definitely don’t want your laundry to get in the way. Nothing can be worse than going home to an unsightly mess that detracts from the overall aesthetics of your flat, especially after all the time and money spent renovating your house.


How now?

Fortunately, there is a solution that's specifically designed for Singapore housing needs: Yu Home’s automated laundry system. It’s the first and only design to suit all our needs, so you no longer have to worry about foul-smelling, dusty or soiled clothes.


System featured: YU NIQUE

With 7 unique telescopic poles, all of which are extendable for your giant load of laundry up to 40 kg, it dries your clothes quickly and efficiently. Everything about it is smart and automatic (Think: self clean, voice command, motorised lifting), so you’d have nothing less to brag about to your guests.

These systems are sleek, modern, and take up minimal space in your home. If you're looking to upgrade your laundry game and create a more comfortable and inviting living space, an automated laundry system is the way to go. Just like how smartphones have taken over our conventional keypad phones, the Yu Home smart laundry rack will redefine your laundry days.