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Do you keep pegs in the basket or on the line?

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Fork
I hate doing the washing, and I just assume everyone hates doing it too. It's not the actual act of doing the washing, but moreso hanging it out and bringing it in that is time consuming and annoying. In my house there's been debate on how to streamline this act, due to differing opinions each party believes the other is hindering them.

Now, this might be another one of those questions that divides the nation such as "do you stand up to wipe your arse?" and "do you do your teeth in the shower?" so you should prepare youself.

Do you keep pegs in the basket, or on the line?


Yeah that's right, hard hitting topics right here at Twelve.

I am a firm believer that they should stay on the line, due to the fact it's easier to locate the pegs, grab them and then there's less distance to place the peg on the piece of clothing. When taking them off the line it's even easier, pick them off and put them down 2cm to the left or right.

On the other hand, if you keep pegs in the basket you are constantly having to go all the way back to the peg basket, each time you want a peg. That's a massive distance on a repetative action. If you think you're sneaky and grab a handful, you still need to fiddle to get a grip on one peg to whack it on as your other hand is holding the shirt up to the line.

See below for a highly technical diagram of both processes. His two arms are actually the same arm first reaching for peg and then placing the peg on the shirt.

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What do you do, vote and let us know!
Spoon
Definitely in the basket.

I find it much quicker to take the pegs off with my right hand while the clothes fall over my left arm. Then I just throw the pegs in the basket while I move along the line and it is a very speedy process.

Also your argument of 'having to go all the way to the basket every time is stupid since...the basket can be moved. Just put it right next to you then there isnt much distance there at all.

When pegs are already on the line you need to keep moving them around so that you can actually put your clothes there.

Also your diagram is flawed since you should have a small fold of the shirt over the line rather than hanging it from the edges where it will stretch the shirt in the middle.

Protip: Always hang your shirts inside out so that while they're out in the sun all day it's only fading the inside that no one will ever see while you're wearing it anyway.
Hunterbob
In a basket. Cakes knows the score, the ones that can hook on to the clothesline are grat.

Also, further to the inside out and fold the tshirt thing. I peg it by the armpits and make sure the neck is facing in so there is no chance of stupid fading or stretching. Same for shorts and pants. If you fold it over, you won't fade exposed inside bits as they're all facing down and in on itself.
Melg
I dont have a proper clothesline only 2 airers. I find it way easier to keep the pegs on the line, although if Im cleaning up the house I usually take all the pegs off and put them back in the basket but they always wind up on the line again.

I share your feelings about doing washing Fork.
Hunterbob
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truffleshuffle
They have to stay in the basket when not being used to hold up your clothes. See, it comes down to a little thing called sun damage of your pegs. You have to keep the sun off the pegs else they go brittle. There may be some light at the end of the tunnel. This article http://news.anu.edu.au/?p=5551 explains how computers are being used to strengthen the humble plastic clothes peg, thus lengthening it's life. The easy answer however is to keep them in a basket and out of the suns harmful rays.
Arlaris
truffleshuffle wrote:
They have to stay in the basket when not being used to hold up your clothes. See, it comes down to a little thing called sun damage of your pegs. You have to keep the sun off the pegs else they go brittle. There may be some light at the end of the tunnel. This article http://news.anu.edu.au/?p=5551 explains how computers are being used to strengthen the humble plastic clothes peg, thus lengthening it's life. The easy answer however is to keep them in a basket and out of the suns harmful rays.

Good point person I don't know. Pegs get weathered and break fairly easily if you leave them on the line. I keep them in their bag which comes in with the basket.
Docilus
I don't use pegs. All of my clothes are large enough that just folding them over the line is all that is needed.
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