Question of the day... wooden clothespins vs plastic

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Old-hand, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Old-hand

    Old-hand Active Member

    Goodness me, what has this world come to! LOL! Call me old-fashioned, but when it comes to clothespins, wood, is the only way for me!

    - Do you use wooden or plastic clothespins?

    - What prompted you to choose one over the other?

    - How long have you been line-drying for?

    - Do you have an umbrella clothesline, a fixed line, or an old-fashioned pulley wheel line?

    - Where do you keep your clothespins when not in use?

    - Has anyone else noticed how poor the quality has gotten in the way of wooden clothespins?

    - Is there anything you won't hang on a clothesline?

    - Is there anything you hang on the line that seems odd or unusual?

    - When hanging towels and linens and things (diapers, etc), do you use two pins to hang such, or do you carry-over the loose corner waiting for the second pin and fasten that corner with a corner of the next item to help save on pin use?
     
  2. Old-hand

    Old-hand Active Member

    - Do you use wooden or plastic clothespins? Wood! Always wood!

    - What prompted you to choose one over the other? Love the natural quality of wood and how it feels in my hands

    - How long have you been line-drying for? Forever! Like over 40 years now!

    - Do you have an umbrella clothesline, a fixed line, or an old-fashioned pulley wheel line? Old-fashioned pulley-wheel line! The kind that squeaks as you send it out or draw it in

    - Where do you keep your clothespins when not in use? In a wicker basket in the back porch

    - Has anyone else noticed how poor the quality has gotten in the way of wooden clothespins? Yes! That's why I bought a stash of old wooden pins many years ago!

    - Is there anything you won't hang on a clothesline? Nope! LOL! If I can hang it and it needs hanging, on the line it goes! Anything and everything is fair-game!

    - Is there anything you hang on the line that seems odd or unusual? Yes and no... I hang plastic bags and baggies on the line to dry (yes, I hand-wash all food related plastic bags and reuse)

    - When hanging towels and linens and things (diapers, etc), do you use two pins to hang such, or do you carry-over the loose corner waiting for the second pin and fasten that corner with a corner of the next item to help save on pin use? Two pins per item! I have loads of pins at my disposal!