So, after hanging out a stupid amount of washing I feel the need to discuss the ins and outs of hanging.
Starting with, but not limited too:
Inside or outside?
What type of pegs?
How many pegs for undies?
Trackies by the top or bottom?
Peg by the corners or fold a decent amount over to stop stretching?
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17-12-2016 14:42 #1Senior Member
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The laundry thread
17-12-2016 14:49 #2
I have always hung inside as i don't have an outside washing line.
I prefer hanging it inside as it helps clothes to stop fading and bugs getting in them.
No pegs - i just use clothes racks
17-12-2016 14:59 #3
I prefer outside for most drying, but I use an indoor clothes rack for socks & undies (saves on excessive pegging).
I hang trackies by the top and I peg tops just under the armpit as it means peg marks are less noticeable.
17-12-2016 15:09 #4Member
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I dry outside.
One peg for undies!
Pants by the waist!
We get pegs from New Zealand each time we go on holidays (you cant get them that good over here)
One peg on each sock
My questions is... do you have a washing day? Do you do it daily? How the hell do i keep on top of it??
17-12-2016 15:10 #5
We use Reva Super Hold pegs in the largest size. It's very windy where we are and the flimsier pegs are not strong enough.
Undies are hung out with one peg from a side seam. Socks get hung by their bands with one peg also.
Trackies, and indeed all pants, are hung by their cuffs. It saves the waist band from bunching up.
Everything I peg is done with a reasonable margin overhanging the line so as to avoid stretching.
And now onto the more important things:
Everything is hung from biggest (sheets) to smallest (socks) on the line, from the outside to the inside sections.
All undies have to be hung from the seam on the right, so they all face in the same direction. Socks are the same - they are hung by their bands and must be facing in the same direction too.
And if/WHEN The Husband gets all of this completely wrong, I then have to go out and re-hang the washing or I won't be able to sleep. Yes, I'm THAT pedantic about my washing!!!
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17-12-2016 15:11 #6
Outside because I feel the sun sanitises everything.
I do undies and socks on an airer outside as I hate excessive pegging.
Trackies pegged on top.
Fold over then peg stuff.
17-12-2016 15:13 #7
17-12-2016 15:14 #8
Outside - love my hills hoist
Plastic pegs el cheapo ones
1 peg for undies
Trackies from the top (just under waistband) - 1 layer of fabric pegged so they dry faster esp in winter.
Fold over shirts to prevent sagging but I'm liking the peg under armpits tip!
Mum always said to peg socks by the toe - not sure why but I still do it.
I also shake everything out so it dries less creased - DH doesn't bother and it irritates me but I'm just glad he's done it so I bite my tongue.
17-12-2016 15:17 #9
17-12-2016 15:19 #10
I hang outside, our clothesline is undercover and in the sun (long retractable one) in winter I use the drier mostly.
I use the pegs that have a squishy bit so they don't leave marks on clothes.
One peg per undies, one per per sock
Hang trackies by the band
I hang towels etc exactly in half
I also give everything a good shake before hanging it out, I think it minimises wrinkles
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