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Washing getting rained on - how many times?

68 replies

HuzzahIndeed · 13/09/2022 09:16

How many times do you let your washing get rained on before rewashing?

Factors to consider:

  • doesn't smell. Probably dried between downpours
  • been darked on several times

- numerous spiders have definately rubbed their willy's on it
  • yes, neighbours judge my housekeeping. Hell, I judge my housekeeping
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HuzzahIndeed · 13/09/2022 09:17

Weird formatting - sorry

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Thesearmsofmine · 13/09/2022 09:17

I just leave it and don’t rewash. I think rainwater is fine, it still smells fresh if it gets rained on.

NoSquirrels · 13/09/2022 09:19

Am I your neighbour? My towels have been out for quite some time… Grin

Winterfellismyhome · 13/09/2022 09:20

Once

Tdcp · 13/09/2022 09:20

If it smells fine I just bring it in when it's dry and put it away, if it's a bit iffy or we're having 50 days of rain, I'll bring it in and re wash it. Mine's been out there for 4 / 5 days before now and been fine 😂

BertieBotts · 13/09/2022 09:20

I don't worry about it if it's dried again.

Don't care about darked on - that's just a weird MN thing!

NoSquirrels · 13/09/2022 09:20

Oh! Thought you were judging your neighbours - misread, sorry!

Perhaps you need better neighbours like me? Wink

inappropriateraspberry · 13/09/2022 09:22

If it's been rained on and is still wet, I'd probably put it back in the machine on a quick rinse cycle then get it dry. If it's been rained on twice or more, I'd rewash it and start again!
That's proper heavy rain, a light shower/drizzle wouldn't bother me

MrsLargeEmbodied · 13/09/2022 09:34

i try and bring it in
if i am not at home i doubt i rewash, unless it is soaking then perhaps a quick wash so it gets a spin

MrsLargeEmbodied · 13/09/2022 09:35

i dont leave it out for days

2pinkginsplease · 13/09/2022 09:45

I only hang washing out if I’m going to be home or available to bring it back in if it’s going to rain.

if I’m going to work and weather looks ominous then I hang it on the clothes horse inside.

if it did get caught in a heavy down pour I’d bring it in and rinse and spin it .

bonnielochs · 13/09/2022 10:20

If it was drizzled on and dried itself again that day, I would bring it in and put away. If it was in a downpour and needed to be out for another full day in order to get dry, I'd rewash.

devildeepbluesea · 13/09/2022 10:22

Never! I’m the worlds most anal launderess.

Never out in rain and always in before dark 🤣

I know it’s weird.

Tulipomania · 13/09/2022 10:23

what's wrong with a bit of rainwater?

BoxOfCats · 13/09/2022 10:23

It's been darked on?! Burn the lot.

SatinHeart · 13/09/2022 10:25

I wouldn't rewash it unless it had gone stinky but if it got rained on more than once I'd probably bring it in and dry it inside with the dehumidifer instead (maybe spin it first). Just so I could get on with my life.

Johnnysgirl · 13/09/2022 10:35

Rainwater is just water (and softer than most tap water). Why are you numpties rewashing clothes that have been rained on??

Jules912 · 13/09/2022 10:38

If it came in wetter than it went out I'd probably do a rinse and spin, otherwise never.

YellowTreeHouse · 13/09/2022 10:39

I use a dryer for everything but if I didn’t and I hung stuff outside I would rewash immediately if it got rained on.

Johnnysgirl · 13/09/2022 10:40

YellowTreeHouse · 13/09/2022 10:39

I use a dryer for everything but if I didn’t and I hung stuff outside I would rewash immediately if it got rained on.

Why?

SalviaOfficinalis · 13/09/2022 10:41

If it smells fine, it’s fine.

AlsoknownasOther · 13/09/2022 10:41

devildeepbluesea · 13/09/2022 10:22

Never! I’m the worlds most anal launderess.

Never out in rain and always in before dark 🤣

I know it’s weird.

Totally, totally with you.

I have such strict parameters for what I consider to be clean. My parents say I am irrational, obsessive and need to relax.

DCINightingale · 13/09/2022 10:44

Forgive my ignorance - what's "darked on"?

My mind immediately goes to its been crapped on.

maddiemookins16mum · 13/09/2022 10:48

I’ve never left washing out overnight (as my wee Scottish Granny would call me a clarty wee madam from her grave).
However, it it rains and then stops, I’ll leave it to dry and treat as normal.
I’ve never rewashed rained on stuff, although at a push might stick towels in for another rinse/spin.

Rosio · 13/09/2022 10:56

DCINightingale · 13/09/2022 10:44

Forgive my ignorance - what's "darked on"?

My mind immediately goes to its been crapped on.

I guess left out over night (in the dark?)

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