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To peg my washing out over night

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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.

IfNotNowThenWhen Sun 14-Jul-13 21:49:18

Soz OrangeLily-missed your question.
Why did he complain? Because, apparently, hanging your washing out on the line is against the rules of the flats we live in.
He said "Imagine if we ALL hung our washing out?!
I imagined. I still don't get it!

pookamoo Sun 14-Jul-13 19:04:46

Hawaiian: "I don't leave washing out overnight as there has been no need to. Wash in the morning, peg out by 11am and it'll be dry by bedtime."

I have about 6 loads to do... you can't get all that done in one day!

cozietoesie Sun 14-Jul-13 12:15:03


apostropheuse Sun 14-Jul-13 11:37:05

Well of course the heels have to hang the same way. EBearhug is perfectly correct - it's the law.

I had high hopes for you up until that comment cozietoes.

I must point out that just because heels are hung pointing the same way it does not mean that the hanger of the socks is anal about ironing! I don't iron socks, underwear or even bedding (shhh don't tell anyone).

cozietoesie Sun 14-Jul-13 09:41:35


With the heels pointing the same way?

I'm willing to lay a small wager that you iron your knickers.


Cravingdairy Sun 14-Jul-13 08:56:42

Hawaiian: I don't leave washing out overnight as there has been no need to. Wash in the morning, peg out by 11am and it'll be dry by bedtime.'

Amazingly I have other things I need to do in the morning and I suppose one or two others are the same.

Cravingdairy Sun 14-Jul-13 08:53:42

We live in a flat and we aren't allowed to dry washing in communal areas including our own terraces/balconies! It's frustrating as the sun we've had would have done a lovely job on the reuseable nappies. Enjoy your pegging all!

SoupDragon Sun 14-Jul-13 08:29:49

Your neighbours do not care.

Unless your neighbours are some of the posters on this thread.

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Sun 14-Jul-13 03:17:33

News flash. Your neighbours don't care about your washing. They seriously could not care less about your washing if they tried. Your washing is deeply boring and mundane to your neighbours. It is even more boring than their own washing ... and that is saying something, because their own washing bores them rigid.

When was the last time you noticed your neighbours' washing? Never, right? Unless you're Hyacinth Bucket, of course. In which case, it probably fascinates you. But then you have way bigger problems than just the rights and wrongs over washing left out overnight.

Peg it out. Leave it out. Dance naked amongst it whilst howling at the moon. Your neighbours do not care.

EBearhug Sun 14-Jul-13 03:01:40

Socks are hung in pairs - with the heels pointing the same way.

Sometimes, I wish I could get so obsessive with all the other chores. For a fortnight or so, till everything is sparkling clean, and then go back to normal.

DramaAlpaca Sat 13-Jul-13 23:28:29

I've just come back inside from pegging out a load on the washing line by torchlight.

It'll be nicely dry by lunchtime tomorrow.

I've been away for a week, got back to notice DH left a pair of my knickerson the line when he got the washing in before we left. They must be dry by now!! grin

SirChenjin Sat 13-Jul-13 22:41:34

My washing is out now, and by the BBC Scotland's weather report, should be dry by the morning ready for my next load to go onto the line.

Some of you are weirdy weird when it comes to housework and laundry.

thismousebites Sat 13-Jul-13 22:37:57

Think there was a similar thread last summer.
Yes, go for it. so what if your neighbours sneer. Your washing will be dry by morning, theirs will still be in the laundry basket waiting to be pegged out in daytime.
What difference does it make?
Make the most of this fab weather and peg on.

sagfold Sat 13-Jul-13 22:36:21

This thread is a real eye opener - who knew there was so much to laundry.

Now wondering what my neighbours must think of my mismatched 3-5 day hangouts in all weather. (ashamed sad )

londone17 Sat 13-Jul-13 22:26:48

Nothing wrong with it. Im all for making life easier.

OrangeLily Sat 13-Jul-13 22:08:22

I am going on a surprise trip sad unfortunately its got cold here and I can't be arsed taking stuff in tomorrow before we go so I have taken it in! I really want to try this outside at night thing!

I am a total slattern though and use different colours and sizes of pegs willy nilly grin All over the place.

cozietoesie Sat 13-Jul-13 21:55:36

I could do like the old mother did in (I think) The Assistant - put them outside but shroud them in something else?

I must say, this is all bringing out unforeseen sides to a lot of posters. Who would have guessed. grin

apostropheuse Sat 13-Jul-13 21:46:46

cozietoes Well done on hanging your socks in pairs.

You now need to work on the appropriate drying method for your knickers and bras, i.e. NOT outside.

cozietoesie Sat 13-Jul-13 21:35:43

OK - I'll fess up to hanging socks in pairs. blush

apostropheuse Sat 13-Jul-13 21:08:39

orangelily Are you going on a wee surprise trip perchance? grin

Wbdn28 Sat 13-Jul-13 21:06:00


So it's a no from me grin

apostropheuse Sat 13-Jul-13 21:04:30

I'm a little bit washing-obsessed. It's genetically passed on through the female line in my family.

My washing is colour co-ordinated on the line. The pegs I hang the clothes out with must match. I would rather die than put two different coloured pegs on one item of clothing. Adults' underwear is NEVER put on the line, but children's underwear is. Socks are hung up in pairs. You get the picture grin

I'm the font of all knowledge with regards to laundry etiquette. A veritable guru. However, even I would say that there's nothing wrong with hanging the washing out overnight in dire emergencies! (Or even if you just want to.)

I have to point out that I was in my forties before I realised that the world wouldn't suddenly combust if I did this occasionally.

My mother may be turning in her grave though. shock

cozietoesie Sat 13-Jul-13 20:48:59

Sorry, shuffle, it's not easier. Wooden ones absorb and transfer any colour leaching from anywhere. You shall require a chart to say what has been used and where.


shufflehopstep Sat 13-Jul-13 20:43:00

EBearhug That's so funny. When I still lived at home with my mum and dad, they had different coloured pegs and I always tried to match them with the clothes and never had two different colours of pegs hanging one item. I just have plain wooden ones now so it's a lot easier. grin

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