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(Taken from Wahing Thread) AIBU to keep my pegs pegged to the line? or is it a sign of being idol?

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M0naLisa Wed 10-Jul-13 20:17:04

When i peg my washing out and bring it back in again i leave the pegs pegged onto the line. According to my Dad & Stepmum & my mum, its lazy.

Is it?

stiffstink Wed 10-Jul-13 22:32:27

Fuck, am I supposed to wipe the washing line?

<adds to line of shit I don't clean>

grobagsforever Wed 10-Jul-13 22:02:16

Wipe the line? Remove the pegs? This is like daily sheet washing and maintenance washes isn't it? Some freaky MN standard I will never reach.

Naoko Wed 10-Jul-13 21:52:52

Ah you see my washing doesn't go out if I reckon it'll rain, so either it dries fully outdoors in one day, or it's on an indoor airer. Doesn't it go a bit weird if you leave it out for three days to get rained on several times? I don't think my neighbour's slatternly, it just seems impractical and I don't understand!

SunshineBossaNova Wed 10-Jul-13 21:46:26

YANBU. I leave my pegs on the line, and occasionally leave my washing overnight.

Judge away people smile

WildlingPrincess Wed 10-Jul-13 21:46:06

I used to do this and found the pegs either went mouldy or broke easily!

ParadiseChick Wed 10-Jul-13 21:43:15

That's my theory just it's not getting back in the house until it's dry!

Justforlaughs Wed 10-Jul-13 21:37:58

I leave the pegs on the line, I leave washing out until it is dry (even it rains twice before that happens grin, and I don't care what my neighbours think grin

aquashiv Wed 10-Jul-13 21:16:49

ON reflection only when I go away to I put my pegs away I have a lovely empty peg bag too.
Happy to take any shortcut I can with washing though

ThePowerof3 Wed 10-Jul-13 21:14:04

My DH has a lovely peg bag

ElectricSoftParade Wed 10-Jul-13 21:09:09

Debka that is the way I reckon. My mam and Grandma both had a peg apron.

I would probably let it rot too sad.

ElectricSoftParade Wed 10-Jul-13 21:08:05

I had a lovely peg bag which I left on the line. Right from the day it was given to me until the day I threw it out as it was rotten by then. I leave pegs on the line. I have never ever thought of wiping the line. It really hasn't occurred to me, ever.

I really am idle.

Naoko Wed 10-Jul-13 21:08:01

Life's too bloody short to worry about pegs on a washing line. Anyway at least I bring my washing in at night and my neighbour leaves it out for days in the rain so I look like a domestic godess in comparison grin

debka Wed 10-Jul-13 21:07:30

My mum made me a Peg Apron to keep my pegs in. It hangs on its own special hook inside when not in use and when I hang out the washing I tie it round my waist and feel like a 50s housewife.

That is what you need, OP.

ThePowerof3 Wed 10-Jul-13 21:07:02

You must feel sick at the thought of what I used to do thn Paradise!

ParadiseChick Wed 10-Jul-13 21:03:13

Why would pegs being on the line when there's on clothes leave peg marks on clothes?

I leave my pegs on as I get twitchy if I don't use matching pegs ie two pink, two blue etc per item

ThePowerof3 Wed 10-Jul-13 21:02:01

I used to be awful and just pull the washing off the line and let the peg fall were it may, now that is idle. I have no excuse I've always been a slut like that

BartyFottom Wed 10-Jul-13 21:01:42

Actually, I'm a pig idle peg idol.

McNewPants2013 Wed 10-Jul-13 21:00:52

I leave mine out this washing business is mind blowing.

MaureenMLove Wed 10-Jul-13 20:59:23

Well, I've managed to avoid marks on my washing for the 25 years I've been leaving pegs on the line!

BartyFottom Wed 10-Jul-13 20:59:09

Peg Idol!

We leave ours on the line. I don't give a damn what that means! I might wipe the line once a year. No muck or marks on clothes yet!

LuisSuarezTeeth Wed 10-Jul-13 20:54:54

If you leave them on the line they can mark your clothes.

flossy101 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:54:29

I always leave the pegs on. Washing has been known to stay on the line for several days.

M0naLisa Wed 10-Jul-13 20:47:09

Hmm maybe thats why i get spiders on my line, cos i fleave them out lol

froubylou Wed 10-Jul-13 20:36:23

Mine were on all winter. And I didn't wipe the line before I used it. I just hung dps dark work clothes on it first.

And whilst we are talking about being idle with laundry I tumble dry most things for a few minutes when I bring them in.

Then I get away with carefully folding stuff instead of ironing it.

BMW6 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:35:44

I leave mine on, life is too short.

However if you MUST take them off so as not to be a common slut, here's how to make a pegbag

1. take a carrier bag (type according to ego/class
2. tie to washing line by one or both handles according to taste

Hey Presto! Be the envy nof your neighbours

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