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I need to find a prop for my washing line, y'know, like your nan had...

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charlieandlola Sun 29-Jan-12 20:04:11

Basically a stick, with a V shape at the end, to prop up a long straight washing line.
I remember these from the 1970's before rotary driers that you stick in the grass, became de riguer.

Can anyone help me find one please?

CelstialNavigation Sun 29-Jan-12 20:06:10

Argos extendable one/ adjustable one works very well. Loads of positive reviews of it on the argos site. Actually it works far better than most other things we've had from argos...

HappyHippyChick Sun 29-Jan-12 20:07:23

Argos sell them for about £9. Just put clothes prop in the online search (on my phone so can't link - sorry)

rubyslippers Sun 29-Jan-12 20:09:51

Got mine from Morrisons

JambalayaCodfishPie Sun 29-Jan-12 20:11:47

I also got mine from Morrisons! It was hard to find though as they were stood up behind other laundry type items!

unusualsuspect Sun 29-Jan-12 20:13:02

Wilkinsons sell the extendable ones

stressheaderic Sun 29-Jan-12 20:13:03

The shop which used to be Poundstretcher but is now Instore has them dead cheap. Not wooden though, plastic but still strong enough to withstand high winds in my hillside garden.

Knittedslippers Sun 29-Jan-12 20:13:06

I got one from Homebase and one from B&Q

BeehavingBaby Sun 29-Jan-12 20:15:17

You get a length of 2 x 1 timber from the hardware store and put in the notch with a junior hacksaw.

charlieandlola Sun 29-Jan-12 20:28:41

A hacksaw ? < faints> and runs off to Argos, Wilkos and Morrisons
Thanks all

GooseMother Thu 09-Jul-15 09:22:05

I have just got a brilliant wooden prop, "just like Mum had" from I am really please with it.

slicedfinger Thu 09-Jul-15 09:24:32

I got an extendable one on Amazon. It's not as nice as a wooden one, but does the job, and collapses well when I'm not using it.

0x530x610x750x630x79 Thu 09-Jul-15 09:26:00

i made my own wooden one [smug] ok i bought a length of wood and cut a 'V' in the end

fussychica Thu 09-Jul-15 09:26:06

Wilko adjustable £3 bargain!

mateysmum Thu 09-Jul-15 09:30:58

Wilko here too.

RiverTam Thu 09-Jul-15 09:31:05

I think I got mine in either Argos or homebase.

TheReluctantCountess Thu 09-Jul-15 09:32:09

Wilkinsons, Argos and Asda all do them. I paid £3 for mine.

somewheresomehow Thu 09-Jul-15 19:25:47

got mine from wilko's as well

afreshstartplease Sat 11-Jul-15 08:17:14

Wilkos here too, think it was 4 pounds

laineylou Sat 11-Jul-15 08:24:21

Another vote for the Argos adjustable one.

Don't go super cheap else it will bend when you put all the wet heavy jeans out to dry and then you'll have to go and get the adjustable one anyway...

leccybill Sat 11-Jul-15 08:25:50

Poundstretcher £1.99

JustinsBrother Sat 11-Jul-15 08:26:28

Dp works at Argos and he bought their extendable ones. They were crap. So I sent him to wickes where he bought two planks of wood and cut Vs into them. I am now happy.

barbentain Tue 11-Aug-15 10:35:15

I have tried all the metal poles that bend, break or rust. Hubbie stepped in and being an Engineer researched the subject and made 2 traditional props that are so great everyone we know wants one of his "solar drying attachment's". No more clothes dragging on the garden!

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