To not care about rain on my washing?

(60 Posts)
grobagsforever Sat 27-Jul-13 19:17:22

Obviously following on from neighbour thread. I don't understand the MN horror at letting washing get wet in rain, then leaving it until it is dry and then getting it in and wearing it. It's just rain FFS! There are far, far more germs and dirt on your keyboards/mobile phones etc.

Also I don't iron, do maintenance washes or own a peg bag. I'm pretty sure my clothes are clean and I don't smell.

Labootin Sat 27-Jul-13 19:18:49

But do you still sleep in grow bag ?

Whothefuckfarted Sat 27-Jul-13 19:20:37

I don't get it either..

I might understand if I lived next to a main road with stinky fumes.
Or next to a weed smoking neighbour who stank my washing out..

But besides that, if it smells fine, it doesn't get washed again.

I'm no fool!

vix206 Sat 27-Jul-13 19:21:16

I don't mind a bit of rain either smile

HeySoulSister Sat 27-Jul-13 19:22:01

But you can get detergents and conditioner which is 'crystal rain' or 'rainforest' and other 'rain' flavours grin

lborolass Sat 27-Jul-13 19:22:02

I don't mind either, I'm often surprised at how horrified people can be about such a ridiculous thing. Rain is water, what's the difference between that and the water in the machine? grin

I don't have a peg bag but do iron so can't join your club, sorry

KittyMcAllister Sat 27-Jul-13 19:22:07

I don't understand why you would need to wash it if it gets wet in the rain either...in fact it can smell even fresher.

imnotmymum Sat 27-Jul-13 19:23:05

I got half in then could not be bothered to get the rest piled it in back seat of car as on way out and folded it at stables with my girls going <agog face> rest still there getting all wet..

Mine would get a musty smell when I used to leave it to dry after a rainfall got it wet again.

TabithaStephens Sat 27-Jul-13 19:27:01

There's acid, sand and all kind of shit in rain.

digerd Sat 27-Jul-13 19:27:32

Rain water is softer than tap water and doesn't have all the chemicals in it that tap water has. Is annoying though if the clothes are dry and then it rains,

Buzzardbird Sat 27-Jul-13 19:27:51

I don't get it either, and what's with the matching pegs crap? People have too much time on their hands...

HeySoulSister Sat 27-Jul-13 19:28:08

We don't dissolve in it tho...

imnotmymum Sat 27-Jul-13 19:28:11

Well maybe we should all retreat to a bunker when it rains then ... all kind of shit?????

sazzle82 Sat 27-Jul-13 19:29:03

Whether I washed the clothes again would depend on whether I could be bothered and how long they had been out in the rain.

I would only be annoyed about it getting wet if it was dry when it started raining iyswim.

I never used to do maintenance washes until my machine broke and I was advised by the repair man to do them. It wasn't the reason the machine broke, just something he advised.

usualsuspect Sat 27-Jul-13 19:29:55

I've never ever rewashed washing that got wet in the rain.

valiumredhead Sat 27-Jul-13 19:30:58

Are you meant to care about rain? I never got that memoshock

usualsuspect Sat 27-Jul-13 19:31:30

I've just stood outside in the rain to cool down.

Lovely it was.

MadBusLady Sat 27-Jul-13 19:32:05

YANBU. Odd thread, that. To me it sounds the same as letting yourself in to your neighbour's house to pick up their post and put it on the side so that they don't have the inconvenience of walking over their post when they get in. Disproportionate response to a non-problem.

I have a peg bag though. It's outside now, getting wet in the OMGRAIN!

fakebook Sat 27-Jul-13 19:33:10

I care because I don't want my washing to get wet after I've waited all day for it to dry. It ruins my washing and drying and putting away schedule.

MadBusLady Sat 27-Jul-13 19:35:36

Maybe it depends on the size of household, then. Washing schedule isn't that tight here.

Samu2 Sat 27-Jul-13 19:37:38

Doesn't bother me either, it's only rain.

usualsuspect Sat 27-Jul-13 19:38:21

It's annoying if it was was dry before it rained.

But meh, it dries eventually.

deepfriedsage Sat 27-Jul-13 19:38:25

I have a peg bag. I don't wash clothes if the rain wets them.

imnotmymum Sat 27-Jul-13 19:39:06

need a peg bag I sort of leave them on the line...is this bad practice

BaldricksTurnip Sat 27-Jul-13 19:39:28

You have a washing drying and putting away SCHEDULE??

(Looks in awe at Fakebook)

valiumredhead Sat 27-Jul-13 19:39:30

I did too usualgrin it was soooooooo lovely and cool !

I have a peg basket thing.

HeySoulSister Sat 27-Jul-13 19:39:50

I loved that 80's song by modern romance.... Today I saw you walking in the rain...

PlatinumStart Sat 27-Jul-13 19:42:29

It's not about germs though is it? More the point that if it pisses down for the next week what are you supposed to do with a pile of soaking wet washing?

usualsuspect Sat 27-Jul-13 19:44:03

Just leave it out till the sun comes back out grin

imnotmymum Sat 27-Jul-13 19:45:23

That is why God created tumble driers ...

Queenbee245 Sat 27-Jul-13 19:45:52

I don't have a washing line so can't join your club (live in apartment) but what does a maintenance wah entail?

wotapalava Sat 27-Jul-13 19:46:06

Oh no, what's a maintenance wash? Should I be doing them? ( hoping the answer is no as it sounds like more work)

LRDYaDumayuIThink Sat 27-Jul-13 19:48:07

I think it's nice the neighbour got the washing in - though frankly it used to creep me out when my neighbour did that (we had a communal patch of ground for washing and she used to watch like a hawk and dash out, then fold my knickers for me. blush).

I'm quite happy leaving it out if it's been rained on, but it is horrible if it gets half-dry and then hangs for too long as it does smell revolting.

Is it not kind of obvious which situation is which? confused

The MN attitude reminds me a bit of the attitude to 'best before' dates. Sniff it and see.

thebody Sat 27-Jul-13 19:48:20

er......, tumble dryer!!! I hav'nt had a line since 1992!!!

and don't want to hear crap about how lovely it is to have freshly blown towels( sounds rude)

tumble dryer is the future just like garlic bread!!!

imnotmymum Sat 27-Jul-13 19:48:58

Oh you put your washer on random wash thing when you have no washing and feel like a domestic goddess. Cleans your drum

CircassianLeyla Sat 27-Jul-13 19:51:02

Mine is currently getting soaked. Will take it in once it has dried again.

WaitMonkey Sat 27-Jul-13 19:51:12

Where abouts is it raining ? We have clouds but no rain yet. sad

mrstigs Sat 27-Jul-13 19:51:14

I just rushed to get the just washed nappies pegged outside BECAUSE it was going to rain. Free extra rinse. grin Yep, I really am that tight.
But no, I don't bring them in if it's raining, unless they are dry or nearly dry.

usualsuspect Sat 27-Jul-13 19:54:11

Pissing it down in the east midlands.

usualsuspect Sat 27-Jul-13 19:56:04

I rarely use my tumble drier. It shrinks things.

Socks go in adult size and come out child sized.

thebody Sat 27-Jul-13 19:59:18

pissing it down in West Midlands!!

thebody Sat 27-Jul-13 19:59:59

agree socks but don't care!! hard like that me.

AudrinaAdare Sat 27-Jul-13 20:07:06

Just me and Fakebook with the schedule so far then...

fakebook Sat 27-Jul-13 20:10:49

Yes BaldricksTurnip, I do! I got into the habit after getting my tumble drier last year. If I don't keep on top of it, I end up with piles of clothes in my living room and kitchen. Wash, dry, fold, put away. Takes 20 mins, then repeat with the next load.

WoTmania Sat 27-Jul-13 20:13:42

YANBU - I also don't care about my washing be rained on (tight this minute) forecast is for no rain after midnight. It'll be dry in the morning.

grobagsforever Sat 27-Jul-13 20:46:54

Oh good. I am not a complete slattern. Thanks!

littlewhitebag Sat 27-Jul-13 21:04:43

It's nothing to do with i smelling, i just get cross when i know my washing would have been dry and now it is wet. Then i have to take it in and hang it up/tumble dry it.

AwwCrumpets Sun 28-Jul-13 18:18:45

I get the rage if iv just put a washing out and it rains or that my washing is almost dry and them it pours a days worth of rain in the two minutes it takes for me to get outside angry.

I mostly like to do my washing as early as possible if the day looks promising just incase it turns.

ShadowMeltingInTheSun Sun 28-Jul-13 18:33:37

YANBU. Not bothered by my washing getting wet. The rain round here seems to be pretty clean, and does not make my washing smelly.

ToysRLuv Sun 28-Jul-13 18:53:40

I don't mind rain either. But when the washing's nearly dried and been rained on more than 2 times it starts to go musty and sort of moldy. So, I try and let it get rained on only once..

Outinthegarden Sun 28-Jul-13 20:08:48

My sister says 'as long as it's drier when you get it in then when you put it out, it doesn't matter what happens when it's on the line'. I follow this! Unless the rain is really heavy and splashes mud on the clothes.

Lweji Sun 28-Jul-13 20:41:06

I don't mind the rain itself.

But the clothes getting wet again means I have to use the drier, or wait another day to get them properly dry again.

Lweji Sun 28-Jul-13 20:43:43

The tumble dryer uses up electricity, which in many places is not particularly green.

The clothes line is more environmentally friendly. And a lot cheaper. grin

kezLOU1977 Sun 28-Jul-13 20:53:04

I am forever leaving my washing on the line if it rains as I am the worst for judging the weather and the weather report on my phone isn't always right, I don't rewash them either and only iron things as and when it's needed much to my mothers disgust! I also leave my pegs on the line but as long as I put them in the first groove I can push them up and down the line easily enough. I don't have the time to mess about with the washing and even my mum will admit we all look and smell lovely ;)

countrymummy13 Sun 28-Jul-13 22:32:28

I had no idea some (odd) people had a issue with rain on clothes! I will quite often leave mine out to dry off again. (but I do have a very pretty Cath Kidston peg bag!)

Anyway, lets not forget where tap water has been (through the sewers!!)

Eldestoffive Sat 03-Aug-13 16:38:19

I don't iron, don't use fabric conditioner, never maintenance wash, and actually went away for a week and left washing both in the machine and on the line! Can I be in the club?

Nirvana79 Sat 03-Aug-13 16:41:25

I just hung a washing out, it's raining. There is also a force 10 gale blowing so it'll probably dry despite the rain.

Runningchick123 Sat 03-Aug-13 16:54:15

I admit to being a bit obsessive about my washing getting wet n the rain, so I always check the weather forecast and if it says it is likely to rain then I use the airers indoors instead. If I am at home and its raining then I go out and bring my washing in and finish drying it on the airers
I think whether people mind their washing getting wet or not is an individual thing, although, having previously lived in the inner city and seeing the colour of my car after some spells of rain I can't help but think that air pollutants can gather in the rain and coat surfaces when the air quality is bad.
I don't own a peg bag though,I have a peg basket instead grin and husband is in charge of the ironing so I don't need a schedule for thatgrin.

PuppyMonkey Sat 03-Aug-13 17:05:52

I was also brought up to be upset about letting washing get wet in the rain. I can't help it.blush

We have a little porch at back door, entirely covered, and we have a washing line contraption in it, so we usually hang stuff to dry in there now if it looks showery. No more worrying about rain. Plus I can leave it hanging in there for days without thinking I've got to rush back and take it down.

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