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to be ^horrified^ at my Dm's NDN's slatternly ways?

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ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 05-Sep-13 21:42:03

Bottoms from the bottom and tops form the top.


Shpuld I educate the poor soul?

PersilOrAriel Thu 05-Sep-13 21:45:06

But gravity means the thick waistband will take forever to dry.


ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 05-Sep-13 21:45:50

Cool and apt name, bro.


ShadowSummer Thu 05-Sep-13 21:46:39


This is going entirely over my head....

ShatnersBassoon Thu 05-Sep-13 21:48:09

Thick waistbands sometimes benefit from being blown in the breeze more than being stuck to the line, and some tops will turn bell-shaped if they're hung from the bottom hem when wet.


MammaTJ Thu 05-Sep-13 21:51:41

No, no, no, tops from the bottom and bottoms from the top!!

You need educating, not her!!

KirjavaTheCat Thu 05-Sep-13 21:53:31

Tops from bottom, bottoms from top.

It's the best method in terms of maximizing space on washing line and minimum peg use if you're like me and can never be arsed to buy more. Fact.

ShatnersBassoon Thu 05-Sep-13 21:53:36

I think the neighbour is hanging bottoms from the bottoms isn't he, and tops from the top?

PeazlyPops Thu 05-Sep-13 21:55:10

That's the correct way to hang them!

ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 05-Sep-13 22:00:38


Bottoms from the bottoms is what she was doing!


MammaTJ Thu 05-Sep-13 22:00:44

Actually, imo, tumble drying is the way to go! grin

MammaTJ Thu 05-Sep-13 22:02:18

Ah, I misunderstood, I found it shocking we disagreed! shock

I am so relieved you are right like me after all! grin

NorksAreMessy Thu 05-Sep-13 22:03:54

Did the pegs even match on each garment?

Did she have different items on each arm of the whirligig?

We're socks pegged in pairs or individually.

We need more information before we can properly judge

WillYouDoTheFandango Thu 05-Sep-13 22:04:33

DP does bottoms from the knees shock. No matter how many times I explain that I'll have to iron them now, he still does it every-bloody-time.

PacificDogwood Thu 05-Sep-13 22:05:26

Oh my, yy, it is your duty to educate her - in the interest of peaceful family dynamics you must explain to her the Error Of Her Ways <<evil>>

What does 'NDN' mean btw??

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 05-Sep-13 22:09:20

Chaos when my DH hangs washing out, instead of neatly folding a kingsize duvet and hanging it on the outer line (ie the longest) of the whirlygig lines, he pegs it haphazardly across two sides.

he uses.............................non matching pegs shock

And he thinks I should thank him for manhandling my washing hmm

I should LTB shouldn't I.

ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 05-Sep-13 22:09:57

Non-matchy pegs, Norks.

How can she/he sleep?

ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 05-Sep-13 22:10:37

Does it drag on the ground, 70?

What a grand plank.

Beamur Thu 05-Sep-13 22:11:24

Non matching pegs grin !!!!

bridgetsmum Thu 05-Sep-13 22:11:24

If you wear it on the bottom, hang it from the top.
If you wear it on the top, hang it from the bottom.

What do I do with dresses???

MammaTJ Thu 05-Sep-13 22:11:31

WillYou, you need to make him do the ironing, it will be a quick cure!

manticlimactic Thu 05-Sep-13 22:12:27

My ex best friend was always going on about this. I'd had enough one day when she dared to criticise my line. She didn't expect the "WHAT DOES IT FUCKING MATTER AS LONG AS THEY DRY?" reply from me. grin

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 05-Sep-13 22:12:58

No I can use the twisty handle and crank the height up .
But seriously, what if the Google Earth plane flew over my house to do photos,?
WTF would they think?

JulietBravoJuliet Thu 05-Sep-13 22:15:21

My old NDN was constantly going on about how much ironing she had to do. I glanced over her fence one day to see washing that looked like it had been thrown at the line; I mean pegged up in the middle of the bum on a pair of jeans, by the left boob of a top etc shock

MrsOakenshield Thu 05-Sep-13 22:18:01

entirely off-topic, but have you got a new phone, Chaos?

Depends entirely on the garment. Better than DH's useless way of hanging out washing which is to hang everything twisted and at full stretch.

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