I love this item; it is such a simple thing, but solves a few laundry problems all in one. What to do with with damp washing about the house, particularly this summer with the weather as it is? I don't want to put the heating on in July, just so I can put half dry washing on radiators; in fact the air inside the house is quite dry and warm at times. This airer has really proved its weight in gold already, within weeks of arrival. It takes such a lot of washing in one go, and it hangs well, no items touching each other, so get full air circulation. I have also used it to flat dry a fairly loosely knitted expensive handmade jumper, which otherwise stretches out of shape if hung to dry. It is marvellous for drying lavender on, either laying flat on top, or hanging the bunches from the rails, makes the washing smell great when you use it for that afterwards as well! I think it will prove even more useful in the winter months when the heating is on, but too wet to hang washing outside. I envisage simply putting this in the spare bedroom, a few feet radiator, much better than putting stuff on radiators, which looks unsightly and ruins clothes (dries out the inner fibre structure long term and damages them). Washing on raditors also means you're not getting the heat into the room, so paying to damage your clothes plus be cold! In this respect I think it will really solve quite a long term problem, where else to put it out. Yes, it is quite large, it would fit in an en-suite by day perhaps, if you haven't a spare room, or even a study? But to be honest, many of these are just too small to work properly, to get any decent air flow (I have a scientist husband, who tells me such things) and this would take a whole washload in one go. It is pretty study and easy to clean, older wood type ones can leave marks on your clothes. A very simple item, maybe not glamorous, but highly effective and a great purchase; would recommend it to anyone.