QOTD for MONDAY

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QOTD for MONDAY
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Mon, 12-03-2012 - 6:50am

Do you have a clothesline?

Have you ever used one?

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Registered: 10-06-1997
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 8:46am
I do not have a clothesline. My mom had one, and that "fresh clean towels from the sun" never did it for me. The towels were always rough and scratchy.... I don't see the appeal.

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 8:59am

Yes I have one.  I like using it and there is enough for for several loads of laundry but its probably a good 50 yards from my house.  We live on a wooded lot and there's not a lot of cleared space.  I hate walking that far, so I don't use it that often.

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Mon, 12-03-2012 - 9:00am

Cara - when I dry mine outside, I always throw them in the dryer for about 10 minutes to fluff them up.  I don't like the "sand paper" feel either.  But then again, I don't do it that often...see above! :)

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Registered: 07-03-2008
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 9:59am

Yes I do, the lines can hold about 2 loads of laundry, I use it alot in the summer!!

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 3:05pm
I do not have one and I wish I did. I had one at my old house and I loved using it. Cara, I used the liquid fabric softener in the washer and that helped with the scratchiness.

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Registered: 10-10-2003
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 6:05pm
No I do not have one- but I have a porch with a long railing and I hang stuff on there in the summer. Usually jeans and hoodies.. In the winter I hang them in the bathroom. Everything gets 'fluffed' in the dryer .. Every morning my clothes get fluffed -

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 6:23pm

Thats the only thing we used back home.... We have one here, and we have used it in the past.... but its a PITA with the dog, since we dont have a fenced back yard( put dog in bedroom, go and hang up laundry, let dog out of bedroom, and do the same when I have to bring it in...... so my luxury is using the dryer!

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Registered: 09-10-2003
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 10:33pm

Yep, had one and used it all the time when weather permitted, saved a ton on hydro. Don't have one here.

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Registered: 10-06-1997
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 10:48pm

nattlesmom wrote:
<p>Cara - when I dry mine outside, I always throw them in the dryer for about 10 minutes to fluff them up.  I don't like the "sand paper" feel either.  But then again, I don't do it that often...see above! :)</p>

I am WAY too lazy to do this! I am too lazy to even take them outside and hang them up, let alone take them all down and put them in the dryer again!  Those of you that do this have way more energy than I do!

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Tue, 12-04-2012 - 6:12am

We used one when I was growing up.   I have said for years that I want one at my home now.   The reality is that I am probably not home enough to effectively use it.   I still think I want to try though.

I agree about the scratchy feeling though.   I think I'd have to do what Susan described.