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Air Dried Clothes
Mon 12-Jul-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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How about folding?

I for one, would LOVE to know how to fold a fitted sheet without it looking like I wadded it up, stomped on it several times, and then gave up and threw it in the corner.Monster

Oh, and how do you avoid "pin marks" as Dan calls them (the little puckered spot you get from hanging out clothes). He does love it way his shirts smell when they are hung out to dry, but isn't fond of the puckered spots. I turn the shirts over and hang them upside down, then he can tuck them in to his jeans, but does anyone have any other thoughts?

And how about what kind of pin do you use? Wood with the spring here, thank you. I should switch to Kate's multi colored ones, I always loose the wood ones in the yard, and then hit them with the lawn mower.Roll_Eyes

Thanks for the compliment Danny, another topic borne from a stream of thought that I didn't drownd in....Big_Laugh

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Mon 12-Jul-10
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Wave Yup, that's more my style, although my garlic is not yet ready.   Whistle

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Mon 12-Jul-10
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I hang shirts by the shoulders (gets out more of the creases) and use Lakeland's soft grip pegs (sorry not to do the link for it) on shirts where it matters not to have marks (like the ones I wear for work--ironing, what's that?). Otherwise wooden pegs/pins.

Mon 12-Jul-10
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Hang the shirts/t shirts over the line and peg under the arm pits where it never matters.

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Mon 12-Jul-10
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Well, Sandy and Barbara, I prefer a different technique for when there are not enough clothes hangers for all my shirts - also works with F's tops etc. 

Hang them by the hem. Even more invisible than armpits (although I have to admit that it too is a great idea).

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Mon 12-Jul-10
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Lakeland soft grip pegs, hang the shirts upside down, pegs on the side seams, face them into the wind. As the wind blows through them it 'irons' them.

Just make sure the two pegs are matching colours or the results just won't be the same.....

 

Folding fitted sheets nicely=impossible. Fold in half lengthwise once or twice then roll.

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Wave  I am so so worried about all you strange people with an obsession for laundry. Doh   Come on folks life is too too short Cheers    Big_Laugh      Big_Laugh      Big_Laugh      Big_Hug

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Mon 12-Jul-10
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Laundry is cheaper and more useful than drink, drugs or gambling.Big_Laugh

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I fold my fitted sheets in half first and make sure the fitted bits tuck inside each other before folding again, then it is only the end bits that get a bit mangled. Hope that makes sense.

Life's too short to put everything in the tumbler Danuta when there is a lovely breeze outside to dry your clothes. Never thought I would be so passionate until I had that blessed resonance of a tumbler in a concrete building drying someone else's clothes doing my head in (to use one of my children's phrases) Monster, then I feel the need to educate others in the details of drying clothes using the free energy of the sun and wind.

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Living in Scotland, as Danuta does, a tumble drier is probably a must-have.

It's a lot easier using a washing line outside if you can be certain of the weather and are close by, but being so busy, as Danuta is, and from what I can gather, miles from anywhere (!!), this is a rare occasion!

I have a tumble drier, and that is used in winter only, and rarely, but I wouldn't be without it!

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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I do not think anybody nowadays can be as obsessive about laundry as our great grand parents would have been. Everything by hand. washboards and "blueing" whites, boiling and triple rinsing, mangling and then the intricacies of hanging out. I would have been stoned by my neighbours for my slovenly ways.

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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SandyC said:

Everything by hand. washboards and "blueing" whites, boiling and triple rinsing, mangling and then the intricacies of hanging out. 


My Mother used to do all that, and so did I when I was dragooned into helping.  I did used to like the mangling though.

I'll try that again!

Tue 13-Jul-10
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I didn't mean Danuta by the way BS Sorry, I mentioned earlier that I thought a drier in Scotland was considerably more essential than many places. Here they do often have dry summers and to be honest I can get clothes dry most seasons except the late autumn when the nights draw in and the days are dreary. I have resorted to a dehumidifier here rather than a drier but I could see the point then. People freeze dry their clothes here in winter so even then it is possible outside

I was more referring to a neighbour who does uses the drier lots of times rain or shine and she is not out and about. Not nice in a concrete apartment block for the other neighbours. Whistle

Tue 13-Jul-10
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To jump back to the ironing portion of our conversation-

I think this may be a big case of "spare the rod and spoil the child"!

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What a hoot...bet there are some guys out there that will say " Quite right too!" and sympathise with the loon.

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