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To not care about rain on my washing?

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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.

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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