I have been making soaps now for over five years, and I never brought drying racks. I didn't want to spend the money because it gets pretty expensive getting all of these fancy supplies for soap making. I finally decided it was time to get one, and because I was running out of room for all of my soaps to cure. I am so glad I did, because now I know where all my soaps are, and I can keep better track of everything. I am so happy with my soap rack, but I think I might already need another one.