Anyone still pegging the washing out is it worth it?

(88 Posts)
Alfiemoon1 Sun 09-Oct-16 09:02:33

Trying to keep the electric bill down today is supposed to be dry and sunny not much wind but obviously not hot is it worth pegging the washing on the line ?

HalloToJasonIsaacs Sun 09-Oct-16 09:05:41

I did it yesterday and it did dry.

kimlo Sun 09-Oct-16 09:07:38

I did yesterday at 10 and it was dry by the time I came home by about 5.

Im still putting it out if theres no rain forcast, I cant see it lasting much longer though.

mayhew Sun 09-Oct-16 09:09:14

I was surprised when my dried but it's a bit of wind that makes all the difference.

Lweji Sun 09-Oct-16 09:10:20

I always do it unless it's raining or really damp.
The sunlight will dry it and if it's windy, it's even faster.

Blueredballoon Sun 09-Oct-16 09:11:32

Yes we still are- it has been taking almost a whole day but it has dried.

AuntieStella Sun 09-Oct-16 09:12:58

Yes, I always hang out the washing.

I don't own a drier.

thiswayplease Sun 09-Oct-16 09:13:20

I find my washing dries quicker on a traditional line rather than the whirly. Got two loads dry yesterday.

Not sure how much longer I will get away with it though

MerylPeril Sun 09-Oct-16 09:17:22

I always put washing out - sometimes it needs to be hung inside for a short while esp if it's cold . But always gets most of the water out esp if windy

Nan0second Sun 09-Oct-16 09:21:18

I do it. I find that it cuts down the amount of time it needs in the dryer / on the airer if the wind has had a good go at it!

dementedpixie Sun 09-Oct-16 09:23:09

I've had washing out this week. Still have to hang it inside afterwards to finish drying but it seems to shorten the indoor drying time

GizmoFrisby Sun 09-Oct-16 09:23:11

Yes still hanging washing out here.

ThornyBird Sun 09-Oct-16 09:25:13

I dried 2 loads on the line yesterday and have one load out already with another in the wash.

hairymuffet Sun 09-Oct-16 13:50:53

Yip, still pegging out in Scotland.
Not dry completely, 10 mins in dryer. Sorted.

Badders123 Sun 09-Oct-16 13:54:32

Yes but it takes all day to dry....

giggly Sun 09-Oct-16 13:58:32

Yup all out yesterday so no washing today. I like the fresh smell and it not cluttering up on the clothes horse. Hate using the dryer.

Alfiemoon1 Sun 09-Oct-16 14:06:21

Got 2 loads out so fingers crossed x

megletthesecond Sun 09-Oct-16 14:09:02

Mine goes out 12 months a year unless it's raining. Even if it's not properly dry it blows the creases out and only needs a while on the airer to get bone dry.

ShebaQueen Sun 09-Oct-16 14:14:44

Yes, I don't have a tumble dryer and actually a lot of our clothes couldn't be tumble dried anyway.

I have dried two machine loads on the line already today and will keep trying for a few weeks yet, as others have said it takes a lot longer but does eventually dry.

jazzandh Sun 09-Oct-16 14:17:13

All year for me as well. If the pavement is dry then the washing will dry to some extent at least!!

jmszel Sun 09-Oct-16 14:19:22

Still hanging it out here, heavy think stuff doesn't always dry anymore though.

AbbeyRoadCrossing Sun 09-Oct-16 14:20:16

Yes any day that's not raining. Even if doesn't get completely dry I find it's quicker than indoor drying. Plus even winter sun is good on stains

saltededamummy Sun 09-Oct-16 14:40:07

Yes, any dry day - or even half-day. It's free & easy to do, and I like the fresh smell. I'll do it all through the year if possible!

gillybeanz Sun 09-Oct-16 14:41:56

Definitely, even if it's a bit damp when it comes in you save on tumble dryer.
I've got 2 loads dry today, including towels, but they will need 20 mins in dryer, bedding about 10 mins, so well worth it.
I put my whites out when it's been snowing it bleaches them grin
Only time washing isn't out is if it's raining.

ShowOfHands Sun 09-Oct-16 14:42:22

All year round. Or I have damp washing in the house which is bad for us and the house.

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