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

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cailo-
I used pegs to hang up my sheets yesterday and the wind twisted my sheets over the line and made it difficult to take them off the line. Should of used the Doc trick.
Tooheys
I keep pegs in a basket but I also hang my shirts on coat-hangers on the line to save space and pegs as I usually do 2-3weeks worth of washing at once. If I hung them all using pegs I'd run out of line before pegs.
Dahlia
I keep pegs in a basket which I leave in the laundry when not in use, because I tried the whole "pegs on the line always" thing, but the pegs just crumbled after a few months. It was bullshit. Since keeping them in a basket, I've not had to buy more pegs in about 3 years. I'd say it's worth keeping them in a basket :)
Remedial
I have no clothes line, only a clothes horse in the apartment :(

No pegs required since there's no wind.

Once lived in a place where a a very italian guy got shitty at me for using HIS pegs, even though it was a shared clothesline so if i was using the clothesline he couldn't have used his pegs anyway, so that was the first time I ever went to buy my own pegs. Turns out they're cheap as shit so I brought enough of them to cover ~50% of the available clothesline space with pegs. So I can see why if you leave that many pegs on the line it gets annoying, always had to move them to the edges to be able to hang anything up, but it was worth it because I knew Gianni had to as well and fuck that guy.

Dahlia if you had to buy pegs every 3 months you're buying some very shitty pegs... get the super fancy ones and they don't seem to fade in under the time it takes me to move to a new house. Also even if you were buying new pegs that often that's like $1 per month?

In short I have no opinion one way or another.
Jiminy
It is mathematically and logically unfeasible to leave your pegs on the line. The method requires double handling which is retarded, end of story.
Hunterbob
As for the hanging peg basket scenario, you still keep it in the laundry as if you leave it on the line all the time, the wind will fuck with it and you'll get pegs everywhere. SO you just bring it out like you would and hang it on the line and move it around with you as you go - and if you have something to rest your washing on, you may never have to bend down again while hanging your washing.
hekate
Definitely in the peg basket rather than on the line. In addition to HB's points, leaving the peg basket outside means it ends up with a resident spider population, which it's no fun putting your hand in!
Fork
Oh snap hey Pepp! How's the TARDIS?

I never liked the 'hang on the line' baskets. They always got sun damaged to hell and turned doing the act of hanging up washing into a giant maze trying to wrangle your way through the items on the line to find the basket when we had one of the spinny ones.

The peg basket we are using is an old ikea bin that sits on a pile of bricks. Hi tech shit.
Dahlia
Remedial wrote:
Dahlia if you had to buy pegs every 3 months you're buying some very shitty pegs... get the super fancy ones and they don't seem to fade in under the time it takes me to move to a new house. Also even if you were buying new pegs that often that's like $1 per month?


I bought regular pegs from Woolworths, both instances. First time they got sun damaged and turned to shit, second time I kept them off the line and in a basket in the laundry when not in use, and they've lasted years. That is why I keep them in a basket :)
Hunterbob
Fork wrote:
Oh snap hey Pepp! How's the TARDIS?

I never liked the 'hang on the line' baskets. They always got sun damaged to hell and turned doing the act of hanging up washing into a giant maze trying to wrangle your way through the items on the line to find the basket when we had one of the spinny ones.

The peg basket we are using is an old ikea bin that sits on a pile of bricks. Hi tech shit.

Doing it wrong, you still move the basket with you, and take it inside when you're done. It's the convenience of not having to bend down AND having them in one handy dandy basket.
Xen
I use wooden pegs …

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Caption: Unnecessary picture of what a wooden clothes peg looks like

… Not sure how they'd fare permanently on the line vs the plastic ones, don't really aim to find out either. It'd be an instant apocalypse (the sea boiling, sky falling, universe imploding kind) 17 yrs of using a basket is not so easily reversed.
hekate
Xen wrote:
I use wooden pegs …

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Caption: Unnecessary picture of what a wooden clothes peg looks like


I remember making peg people out of wooden pegs … never really considered using them for the purpose of pegging things to a clothesline though
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