Husbando Training – How to Hang Out Washing Correctly

Husbando Training – How to Hang Out Washing Correctly

I should maybe say this is a lesson in not how to hang washing out “correctly” but how to hang washing out “my way”. Which as we all know, “our way” in anything is always the correct way.

Years ago, when my now Husbando and I first got together I was visiting Perth and staying with him. Over the course of time he obviously needed to do some washing.  That in itself impressed me. That he even did his own washing and didn’t just leave it for his female house-mate (Cassie) to do. Although if you knew Cassie, then you would know that you were responsible to do your share of everything and there would be consequences if you didn’t! And I love that about her. 🙂

Anyway..back to my point. He was doing his washing, I was sitting outside, waiting for him to empty the washing machine of the newly washed clothes. I was in a love bubble and completely impressed by what was unfolding before my very eyes.

Then as I watched him hang up his newly washed clothes, my little bubble deflated just a bit. This was due to the method he was using to hang his clothes out. Yes of course his clothes would dry with the way he was hanging them..I just felt that they would dry a little quicker if he hung them out MY way.

So here is a quick lesson in the right way my way to hang up the clothes to dry 🙂

Pants – should always be hung out from the bottoms of the legs and inside out with all pockets pulled out properly.

They should not be hung right way out or from the tops (like in the cover photo of this post!)

Socks – Should be opened at the top and the puffed open a bit, with the peg attaching it to the line on one side only.

They should not be hung from the toes.

Tops and all other items – should be hung from the bottoms and the pegs must be placed at the very outer bottom edges of the side seams.

See in the above photo what happens when the peg was previously attached in the wrong spot (one inch in from the side) – it leaves a terrible indent in the fabric that needs to be ironed out.  They should not have the pegs just placed anywhere OR be folded OVER the line in any way and then pegged OR pegged from the shoulders. No, no, no!

So you see, a few simple steps to ensure not only will your clothes dry faster, dry straighter, dry without nasty peg marks in them, dry with less chance you have to iron them BUT it will also ensure that your OCD Stepford Wife will be content. 🙂

(oh and now he does hang them up ‘right’ – not because he agrees with me so much, but probably more because he enjoys peace and quiet LOL)

SO? Do you agree with my methods? Do you have any ‘rules’ for hanging out the washing? What are they?

Keep smiling


Find me a cat and pass me its tail!

Find me a cat and pass me its tail!

Last night I had the best sleep. I am putting it down to my incense that I had burning in our room during the day and the relaxation that comes with knowing that the room is clean.

I have incense burning everyday in the house, usually in the lounge room, the cougar cave and the bedroom. Due to the clutter that had accumulated in the bedroom, I havent been able to have it in there for a few weeks. Something I wont let happen again.

So with this very restful start to the day, and after we dressed and ate breakfast, we set about todays tasks in the 20 Days to Organise & Clean Your Home Challenge.

Day 3 – Laundry

Our laundry is outside and is attached to the garage.

So what hides behind the green door..

Ahhh clutter!!!

As we rent, we are limited in what we can do with the house. At the moment the outdoor toilet doesn’t work. The owner had someone come and ‘fix’ the leak, but it still leaks…on the list now is to contact our plumber mate JJ and get this fixed (we love JJ). 🙂

One of the other things that we want to do is repaint the laundry (including fixing the horrible paint chipped floor) – this has been approved by the owner. Due to this, we havent spent a lot of time cleaning the laundry as we have had it in our plans in the last month that we would be painting it so we can clean it out then. But as they say, there is no time like to present – if I clean it now then it will be all ready for prepping and painting when we are ready.

I started by clearing out everything first.

One item which I am not proud of, yet is does the job, is my garbage bag. It was hanging off the towel rail behind the metal shelving unit.

It is used to put rubbish in that finds its way to the laundry and also all the lint from the washing machine and the dryer. So it is necessary, yet ugly. *blushing*

It already looked better with all the clutter removed!

Next came the sweeping then washing of the floor.

During this sweeping, as I was moving the dryer out of the way, I had a light bulb moment! I grabbed my tape measure (and being a dressmaker, seamstress, designer, sewer, sewist – or what ever you want to call it – I knew where 4 of them were) and measured.  To my delight the measurements matched up!!

I was able to relocate the dryer! YAY!!! This also means no more twisting when unloading the washing into the dryer!

Then I washed the floor and waited for it to dry. It was then time to stop for some morning tea and I joined Lilli May where she had been playing whilst I had been cleaning.

In the sun. Bliss!

Then it was back to work for me. I cleaned the glass and the window frame. Then a full dust, wipe down and vacuum of the machines, the walls and the floor.

Washing machine after a clean.

Dryer before a clean.

Now please note the placement of the washing powder. I had it on the right top of the dryer, then the left (like in this photo) then the middle. Yes my OCD was in overdrive! I need it to be just perfect! I have since decided to have it on the right of the dryer top, so that it is nice and close to the washing machine where I need it….plus it saves sprinkling the powder all over the top of the dryer. 🙂

Then I placed all the items back in that BELONGED in the laundry including unpacking that box that was in there on top of the toilet and putting away the items in the cupboard.

Just check out the spaciousness of it now!!!

FIND ME A CAT AND PASS ME IT’S TAIL….as I now have a room big enough to SWING IT IN!!

As you can see the space between the tub and the shelving unit is perfect for storing the dirty clothes basket (which stays in the bedroom until wash day) and the laundry basket too! Plus this is the perfect height for loading up the basket with the ‘just washed’ more bending over! My back is going to love all these changes!

Also I still have lots of storage space now on the shelving unit…and I can now store the horsies behind the door (instead of outside the laundry like they were before).

But what is she going to do with the lint and fluff etc I hear you ask?

Well something that has been on my to make list for months was finally created today and I LOVE IT!!!

Meet a new Lilli May designs item : The Laundry Lint Bag (coordinating Peg Bag coming soon)

Made in water-resistant fabric it is perfect for damp places like the laundry. Or you may want to use yours on a towel rail in the bathroom or garage! Lots of sizes and different designer fabrics available – contact me for details.

I also love how the black and white blossoms coordinate, but are not matchy matchy, with the blossoms on my handmade curtains.

Our laundry is now so inviting and most of all it is now very user-friendly too! I love it!

I hope you enjoyed yet another snoop into my world! See you tomorrow for Day 4!

Keep smiling!