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Air Dried Clothes
Mon 12-Jul-10
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SandyC
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I need to get a peg bag. My mother was here last month and I was deemed "slovenly" because I leave the pegs on the line.I should also take down the line every time (why?) and then wipe it when I put it back up (it's cotton rope!) and I do not hang my washing out in the right way or order according to the oracle. I am surprised I have managed to survive so long.

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Mon 12-Jul-10
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Look at this one in Lakeland " it should be quite easy to make, Sandy.

If not, get your Mum to buy it for you Eeek -  Big_Laugh

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Mon 12-Jul-10
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SandyC said:

I need to get a peg bag. My mother was here last month and I was deemed "slovenly" because I leave the pegs on the line.I should also take down the line every time (why?) and then wipe it when I put it back up (it's cotton rope!) and I do not hang my washing out in the right way or order according to the oracle. I am surprised I have managed to survive so long.


Wave Sandy, I remember my Mum teaching me how to hang out washing.  Seemingly you can tell a lot about a person by the care they take hanging out washing.    Well now I must be DOOMED as I always use my tumbler. Doh

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Mon 12-Jul-10
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Of course it is a good idea to take your pegs in and wash your line everytime when you live in the middle of a city but out in the really rural areas, not worth the effort and no need. They don't get so dirty. My hubby doesn't hang stuff up in the right way on clothes airers, for a scientist he is not aware of the facts of evaporation at all Doh

Mon 12-Jul-10
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OMG if that is the case then it is no wonder she never wanted to be seen out with me or acknowledged as family! Sometimes if I am in a hurry I have been known to throw things over the line with NO pegs, how disgusting is that?

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Mon 12-Jul-10
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Absolutely terrible Roll_Eyes. Very funny that someone is so particular about washing though.Whistle

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I find ironing a real pain when it is so warm, so I tend to hang my washing so that minimum ironing is required. Whistle

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Mon 12-Jul-10
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Fiona mastered the techniques required for a non-ironing household many years ago - just chose the right fabrics. My "good" shirts are all non-iron these days. I am the one most likely to do any ironing, even once or twice a year for a special blouse for F. We dry all shirts on hangers on the clothes line with the second button buttoned to keep them in place. Meaning that my daily non-non-iron shirts look fine without ironing.

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I find ironing a pain anytime, in fact anything that entails being in the house, other than cooking which I adore, is definitely guaranteed to make me grumpy.I am sitting in the garden passing the time on here.

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Mon 12-Jul-10
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Ironing is ok as long as I've mentally prepared myself several days in advance and there is something undemanding to iron to on tv. I dislike ironing, but love the results. I have NEVER ironed a sheet, despite my mother insisting that this is necessary. 1) the first time you get into bed you iron the sheet by being warm and lying on it. 2) thereafter all the  in-bed 'ironing' effect vanishes and it looks just as it did when it came off the line. POINTLESS. But I'm a demon for ironing wiping up cloths. Yes, before you ask, they are indeed colour themed and change with the seasons.

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Mon 12-Jul-10
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My ironing tasks are very minimal,I hang or fold carefully and in the winter the aga does most of it. I too never iron sheets.Luckily I don't think any villager owns an iron so I never look out of place if there is a crease or two.

When my mother was here she ironed anything that looked like fabric...even the dish clothes.I take after my father.I do not like dirt around ( a bit of a bleach freak) but if I dust today it is the same tomorrow so why bother too often.

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Okay, Sandy - I'll come clean(!) - I just don't like ironing. Full stop.

Whether it be too warm or any time.

Now we are retired, clothes don't need to be pristine.

Kate, one thing though, I always fold my washing from the washing machine before I hang it out - (some creases disappear at this point), and I fold them as I take each one from the line, so no new creases appear!

See, we all have our funny little ways ...... Smile

 

... and here's another:

What about the dishwasher? How many times have you been stabbed by a fork or knife that you didn't see? I solved that problem, I put the same type in one 'compartment' in the cutlery basket. When it comes to emptying - it's so much quicker/easier/safer, too.

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I am the same as you BS, only I tend to give everything a big shake before hanging on the line and I have some tiered skirts that I always sort out the lace before I hang them. My mother was never an ironing freak but Ian's mother was, even down to the socks - I ask you, why iron socksEeek

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Crikey Mikey. I never thought I would learn so much from such a simple thread as drying clothes. Who started it anyway? Ah " it was Oregon's Finest. Nice one, Michelle.

Kate " there is a book or a sitcom in the offing, just from your material. If you do manage to join us for next years meet-up, let's spend some time together with the tape recorder running Cheers (no, MOS, not that).

Before I arrived on the scene, Fiona's mum used to spend weekends here just to do F's ironing (can you imagine?). One day, she ironed an entire rag bag, not realising what it was. F loves to tell that story.

My mum, in the B&B days from approx 1969 to 1979, soon bought a rotary steam iron for the bed linen. That was the boy to iron industrial quantities in no time at all.

Right. We've done washing, drying and ironing. What's left?

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how about drying herbs. I have bunches of wild oregano and sage hanging in the kitchen and about to harvest garlic. They would look good on the washing line.

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