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To ask how many times it rains before you rewash the clothes on the line

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Mummywalsh Fri 24-Jun-11 20:25:21

my nan says always rewash, but my mum says its okay but what if it has repeatedly rained i.e the last couple of days. Its only a duvet cover but when would you rewash?

JudysJudgement Fri 24-Jun-11 20:26:13

never, unless the line snaps and it all falls in the mud

Onemorning Fri 24-Jun-11 20:26:51

That depends? Did a bird poo on it? Is it whiffy?

If not, I'd probably not wash it. grin

Grabaspoon Fri 24-Jun-11 20:27:02

It's fine once but after that I would re-wash.

bibbitybobbityhat Fri 24-Jun-11 20:28:17

Why have you left your duvet cover out for days in the rain?

I would rinse and spin after a light rain shower.

But if it had been soaked and hanging out there for more than a few hours - I would absolutely definitely re-wash.

LolaRennt Fri 24-Jun-11 20:29:44

My god, it's water. It cleans! And it smells lovely!

Umami Fri 24-Jun-11 20:31:26

What would you suggest if someone left their cake out in the rain?

EmsieRo Fri 24-Jun-11 20:33:45

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pantaloons Fri 24-Jun-11 20:35:11

I get it in at dusk or if it starts raining, but if it piddles down and I'm out I would rinse and spin it.

zelda1982 Fri 24-Jun-11 20:35:38

If it got totally drenched i'd rewash. A little shower then i'd just stick it in the tumble smile

usualsuspect Fri 24-Jun-11 20:35:55


bibbitybobbityhat Fri 24-Jun-11 20:35:58

well it would be a tragedy if someone left their cake out in the rain

cos it took so long to bake it
and they'll never have that recipe again ...



usualsuspect Fri 24-Jun-11 20:36:35

never rewash I mean [lazy cow]

Umami Fri 24-Jun-11 20:37:52

I appreciate the sentiments, Bibbity, but I need useful advice on what to do.

<Sniffs cake for good'n'fresh or mouldy'n'damp smell>

Tortington Fri 24-Jun-11 20:38:04

would i fuckers like re- wash it =- its only fucking rain - it makes no sense

wash something in water to dry it

it gets more water on


just wait til it dries - its not going to get dirty - you are all clearly insane fucking washing stuff if its been rained on you nut fuckers

ziptoes Fri 24-Jun-11 20:40:32

Come on! Water dissolves cake. Water does not dissolve duvets.

Rainwater smells lovely. I'd leave it out until there was a dry day. Unless the volcano goes off again in which case it'd get all dusty and need another wash.

chipmonkey Fri 24-Jun-11 20:40:33

But, you know, custy, apparently there is dirt in the rainwater.

I never rewash.

DrGruntFotter Fri 24-Jun-11 20:42:32

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CroissantNeuf Fri 24-Jun-11 20:45:54

A question for those of you who are saying "re-wash, you must re-wash"........if you get caught in the rain without your umbrella, do you jump in the shower as soon as you get home?

microserf Fri 24-Jun-11 21:20:38

depends if they are whiffy when they dry. or got the black streaks (London soot...)

although rewashed today as the sheets blew into DD's stinky algae infested water play table. urgh...

EricNorthmansMistress Fri 24-Jun-11 21:23:16

never. They stay out there until they are fucking well dry, even if it takes a fucking week.

feckwit Fri 24-Jun-11 21:24:45

I'd never rewash, rain is water... The washing machine contains water and detergent... The washing machine cleans it, the rain rinses it.

In fact, my washing is regularly rinsed a few times!

budgieshell Fri 24-Jun-11 21:26:53

Duvet cover will not need re-washing it will be fine when dry. The cake I'm a bit more worried about, I mean it seems a shame to throw cake away, how about cake soup.

peeriebear Fri 24-Jun-11 21:27:22

I put things on the line to be rained on! What is with the re-washing? The best stain remover I have ever found is a good rain then a good sun drying. Rain isn't toilet water you know.

ZillionChocolate Fri 24-Jun-11 21:29:43

I'd never re-wash unless it looked dirty.

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