Sunday, July 31, 2011

Clothesline 'rules'

A friend passed this one along ... if you grew up with (or still use) them, you'll get a kick out of this:

THE BASIC RULES FOR CLOTHESLINES:

1. You had to wash the clothesline before hanging any clothes - walk the entire lengths of each line with a damp cloth around the lines.

2. You had to hang the clothes in a certain order, and always hang "whites" with "whites," and hang them first.

3. You never hung a shirt by the shoulders - always by the tail. What would the neighbors think?


4. Wash day on a Monday! Never hang clothes on the weekend or Sunday for Heaven's sake!

5. Hang the sheets and towels on the outside lines so you could hide your "unmentionables" in the middle (perverts & busybodies, y'know!).

6. It didn't matter if it was sub-zero weather ... clothes would "freeze-dry".

7. Always gather the clothespins when taking down dry clothes! Pins left on the lines were "tacky!"

8. If you were efficient, you would line the clothes up so that each item did not need two clothespins, but shared one of the clothespins with the next washed item.

9. Clothes off the line before dinner time, neatly folded in the clothes basket, and ready to be ironed.

10. IRONED?! On Tuesday . . . Well, that's a whole other subject!

Fortunately, we lived in a flat with a basement ... and a coal furnace, so no "freeze-dry" clothes for us.
What is this "ironing"? LOL!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love it! I pretty much follow these rules though I hang my "unmentionables" on a rack inside because the local teens were too impressed with my industrial sized brassieres. I even hang things in order of color...dark red through to light red/pink, then dark orange...etc. This way the bits that share a clothes pin don't get stained even if the clothes are new enough to bleed a bit of dye when damp.