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To leave washing out in the rain....

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kiggenpaws · 24/07/2015 13:00

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!

OP posts:

ChwatFeechers · 24/07/2015 13:02

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


DrDre · 24/07/2015 13:02

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 · 24/07/2015 13:03

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


MissPenelopeLumawoo2 · 24/07/2015 13:04

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 · 24/07/2015 13:10

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 · 24/07/2015 13:11

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


kiggenpaws · 24/07/2015 13:12

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!

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Smoorikins · 24/07/2015 13:12

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 · 24/07/2015 13:40

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


TinnedAslan · 24/07/2015 16:31

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


MrsTerryPratchett · 24/07/2015 16:57

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

Somewhere cleanish; leave it out.


badRoly · 24/07/2015 16:59

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 · 24/07/2015 17:05

I would rewash, it would smell funny.


Olddear · 24/07/2015 17:06

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 · 24/07/2015 17:08

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 · 24/07/2015 17:09

I'd bring it in and give it a rinse


nemo81 · 24/07/2015 17:54

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


Hippymama · 24/07/2015 18:01

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


HighwayDragon · 24/07/2015 18:03

Also rewash here too.


LazyLouLou · 24/07/2015 18:04

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 · 24/07/2015 18:14

Pleased I'm not alone Grin


specialsubject · 24/07/2015 18:18

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 · 24/07/2015 18:20

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


ThroughThickAndThin01 · 24/07/2015 18:24

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


MrsMummyPig · 24/07/2015 18:24

Believe me special You don't need to be in a big dirty city, just a small village on the outskirts of a steeltown. I very rarely hang washing out at all Sad

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