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Is it just me?

Is it just me that hangs up my laundry inside-out, so the sunshine fades it on the inside?

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

17 replies on “Is it just me?”

Not just you. Hanging the washing inside-out is a good idea.

* Fades on the inside where it doesn’t matter.
* Complex slow-to-dry parts of garments (e.g. pockets) are usually on the inside, so inside-out they’ll dry faster.
* Putting on an inside-out t-shirt or jumper is as easy as sticking your head into the neck opening and pulling down :-)

Good idea, I’d never thought of that before.

I do try to wash clothes with prints on inside out as I had heard that doing that protects the print while it’s tumbling round in the washer.

And I match up my socks while pegging them up so I can ball them on the line while taking them down, I figure it’s quicker than having to sort them out later.

for me, I wash most items inside-out as this avoids most of the issues of the dreaded Washing Machine Tissue Monster … better T-shirt design resilience in the tumble-drier was a bonus I only discovered recently …

Now I have a valid excuse. Up until now I just couldn’t be bothered to turn them outside out.(or should that be inside in)

Me too – even in Germany the sun is that “aggressive” already. People think I’m … ack, I don’t care, the color stays in longer, it’s just a fact!

My mum does that and I was embarassed when I discovered that I had worn a pair of inside-out black track suit pants to do my shopping on the weekend.

What about the other elements of your ‘system’ for hanging out washing? Although not quite at matching pegs, I’ve always thought the matching socks business was pretty OTT.

I’ve been doing it all my life. Blacks stay black, not turn grey. I also code the socks with a small tacking of various coloured cotton threads on the top of the sock. This makes it so easy to sort the socks after they come off the line especially when there are a larger number of feet in the household.

My sister’s friend used to match peg colour to clothes colour. And when she didnt have a particular peg colour, she just ensured that she used a complimentary colour and not a clashing one!

I had to ask. She felt it would look nice for people flying overhead……..

She was a Queenslander….. i’m just saying….

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