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To leave washing out in the rain....

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kiggenpaws Fri 24-Jul-15 13:00:01

DH put the washing out to dry. Now it's rained, so it's wet again.its going to belt it down all day. Should I bring it back inside before it gets more wet or do I accept it's as wet as it can be and leave it out?

Also, does it need rewashing now it's been rained on? Thoughts please!

ChwatFeechers Fri 24-Jul-15 13:02:13

Definitely needs rewashing, it won't smell fresh! I'd bring it back in now.

DrDre Fri 24-Jul-15 13:02:50

It doesn't need rewashing.
I'd get it in unless you think it's just going to be a shower. if it is sodden give it a spin in the washing machine, but it doesn't need to be washed again.

ineedausername Fri 24-Jul-15 13:03:27

It's a natural rinse! Just leave it til it dries again smile

MissPenelopeLumawoo2 Fri 24-Jul-15 13:04:49

I would put in on the rinse & spin cycle, so not a full wash but clean water rinse. But then I live in a big polluted city and have seen the state of my car when it rains!

diploddycus Fri 24-Jul-15 13:10:20

If it's going to rain all day why would you leave it out? confused when would you bring it in? If it's not been raining long then it won't need washed again.

diploddycus Fri 24-Jul-15 13:11:23

If it's just a short shower though, I'd leave it out.

kiggenpaws Fri 24-Jul-15 13:12:47

Ah see this is the problem, DH leaves it out overnight (which I'm against but that's another question) so he'd happily leave it out indefinitely until the sun comes out!

Smoorikins Fri 24-Jul-15 13:12:58

I was initially 'huh?' when people say it needs washed again.

But I live in a very rural area. Our rain is clean.

I'd bring it in, chances are it isn't as wet yet as it is straight out of the washing machine, depending on how long it has been out.

diploddycus Fri 24-Jul-15 13:40:18

I live in Scotland so "indefinitely until the sun comes out" could be in a fortnight grin

TinnedAslan Fri 24-Jul-15 16:31:18

I leave my washing out for up to 3 days or until it's dried.

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 24-Jul-15 16:57:02

London; stinky rain and black snot, I would rewash.

Somewhere cleanish; leave it out.

badRoly Fri 24-Jul-15 16:59:47

Cornwall here - washing went out yesterday, forgot to bring it in. It's been rained on all day but tomorrow is forecast to be sunny so I'm leaving the washing where it is blush

Sparklingbrook Fri 24-Jul-15 17:05:39

I would rewash, it would smell funny.

Olddear Fri 24-Jul-15 17:06:47

I bring it in and rewash.... I hate my washing being rained on! When I see how dirty it makes my windows, I need to freshen it up. And I never leave washing out overnight and definitely not for several days to get wet/dry/wet/dry again.

Username359185 Fri 24-Jul-15 17:08:58

I'm in the country and have just hung mine out in the beginnings of a light shower. It'll dry eventually and at least now it's not cluttering the place up!

I've no problem leaving it out all night either. The darkness doesn't leave stains.

GlitzAndGigglesx Fri 24-Jul-15 17:09:55

I'd bring it in and give it a rinse

nemo81 Fri 24-Jul-15 17:54:20

Its raining here but still warm'ish. My washing is drying under the gazebo in the garden. grin

Hippymama Fri 24-Jul-15 18:01:34

badRoly I'm in Devon and my washing will be staying on the line until it dries ��

HighwayDragon Fri 24-Jul-15 18:03:27

Also rewash here too.

LazyLouLou Fri 24-Jul-15 18:04:40

I'm not going out there to bring mine in. As far as I am concerned it s out for the duration. If that is until Sunday, so be it!

And I won't be rewashing it, either!

badRoly Fri 24-Jul-15 18:14:00

Pleased I'm not alone grin

specialsubject Fri 24-Jul-15 18:18:09

doesn't need rewashing except if you are in a big dirty city, and we don't have any that dirty in the UK.

bring it in though as with a day of rain it will get musty as it won't dry for a while.

don't put it on the radiators to stop your house getting musty.

MrsSparkles Fri 24-Jul-15 18:20:44

I would rewash, and also no no to leaving it outside overnight!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 24-Jul-15 18:24:17

I'd have to rewash, it just looks grubby when it's getting rained on.

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