To peg my washing out over night

(209 Posts)
McNewPants2013 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:11:23

I am new to this, but as I am saving any way I can to get out of debt ASAP I bought a washing line. ( saved £7 this week by not using the tumble dryer)

So do I peg out my washing tonight.

ParadiseChick Wed 10-Jul-13 20:20:12

Why would it smell funny over night and not during the day?

BMW6 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:20:57

Pffft, mine is out now for overnight drying, and NDN rarely has an empty line overnight or otherwise!

Do not understand any reason why wouldn't (unless is going to rain!).

Tho having said that, I wouldn't put washing out in front garden (well, yard really) even tho south facing so would dry really fast even in winter.

Strange snobbery?

DeathByTray Wed 10-Jul-13 20:21:28

Bat shit by night.

Bird shit by day.

Which is worse?

You decide grin

katydid02 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:21:33

I don't see why not, but then I wake up before my neighbours anyway so it's in before they know! If they do see it and think it is common, well they shouldn't be looking in my garden as snooping is common too!

McNewPants2013 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:22:00

I wouldn't put it in the front as that's where the traffic fumes are

Letticetheslug Wed 10-Jul-13 20:22:26

I do, go for it!

It's far commoner to have smelly washing ( if you give a shit)

BMW6 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:23:37

Traffic fumes travel you know!! grin

LadyEverard Wed 10-Jul-13 20:23:40

I do if the weather is good, it makes it so fresh smelling but I do live 75yrd from the sea!

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Wed 10-Jul-13 20:23:49

I cannot do it, I feel like everyone knows I did the washing first thing this morning and they know I have been lazy and have only remembered it needs hanging out and none of my neighbours do it.

I see no real problem with it if the weather is nice, other than people stealing things ...

Ezio Wed 10-Jul-13 20:24:15

I do it all the time, nothing wrong with it.

BMW6 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:24:36

Bring back mangles, I say!

Wonderstuff Wed 10-Jul-13 20:24:43

In colder weather you might get a smell, because it would get damp over night, but tonight will be fine! I haven't managed to get a load on today.

Lavenderloves Wed 10-Jul-13 20:26:03

No and no fat no!
It slovenly to do that. Get up peg it out and then bring it in!

I have an overspil line that i ( kindly) offered a neighbour the use of.......you guessed it she pegs out at 6.00pm. People think it's my washing!

Lazy lady imo. I've had to bring it in when she clogs up The line for DAYS i kid you not. that women never lived in a shared house

RescueCack Wed 10-Jul-13 20:26:13

I do it. I have just hung a load out. I wont have time in the morning and this way I can get it in after the morning madness is over. I will have another load to hang out by about 10 am and this load will be dry. I do 2 a day.

It doesn't smell of anything but fresh air. I can't stand drying washing in the house - that IS smelly and damp. No way am I using the tumble dryer in july!

So YANBU, but then I am hardly the benchmark for whether YABCommon. grin

littlewhitebag Wed 10-Jul-13 20:27:05

I would never hang out washing over night - i live in Scotland - there is always a high risk of rain.

BMW6 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:28:19

Campaign slogan - Save The Planet, Bring Back The Mangle grin

Ray81 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:33:16

I do It all the time if its not going to rain,in fact you've just reminded me I have a load to hang out. Will do it now before I forget.

ElectricSheep Wed 10-Jul-13 20:33:18

In the olden days everyone lit their fires in the evening and washing left out overnight would get sooty and smelly from the smogs that built up in the cities.

As for the slattern/snobby thing. wtf??? What century are you in???

kansasmum Wed 10-Jul-13 20:36:02

Yes- It's so warm and dry at the moment mine is often out overnight and dry by the morning.
I am ever so slightly obsessed with hanging laundry out tho' as I lived in the US for several years and hanging laundry out in your garden was not allowed- homeowners assos rules!!!

McNewPants2013 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:36:31

I didn't even realise washing on the line would be a snob/common thing.

My clothes smells alot more fresher and saving money win/win

specialsubject Wed 10-Jul-13 20:37:25

BTW everyone, this country is going to struggle with electricity supplies soon. The less we can use, the better.

tumble driers must be an absolute last resort.

weisswusrt Wed 10-Jul-13 20:37:34

Night laundry smells mysterious and magical. Day laundry smells like a warm breeze.

iamadoozermum Wed 10-Jul-13 20:38:18

Mine gets covered in spiders webs if I leave it out overnight. It's the only reason I try not to and so end up putting it out first thing in the morning whilst still in my pjs - is that more common than hanging washing out overnight?

Raum Wed 10-Jul-13 20:39:27

Indoor as airer is just as good overnight

yamsareyammy Wed 10-Jul-13 20:40:09

Anyone else think MN is becoming less posh! Hurrah!

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