Thursday, August 26, 2010

I still use a Clothes Line... it is more environmentally friendly.

But I don't follow the unwritten strict code of ethics, my aunt once followed in the rules of clothes washing in years gone by...


1. You had to wash the clothes line 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, for heaven’s sake!
5. Hang the sheets and towels on the outside lines so you could hide your “unmentionables” in the middle
6. It didn’t matter if it was sub zero weather … clothes would “freeze-dry.”
7. Always gather the clothes pins 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 clothes pins, but shared one of the clothes pins with the next washed item.
9. Clothes off of the line before dinner time, neatly folded in the clothes basket, and ready to be ironed.


  1. I can see that you are having a nice time. Beautiful pictures. Tomorrow Thv and I are driving up to the mountains (Golfjellet). I guess that would have been something for you. Have a nice week end.

  2. Thanks Hege, but it may have been better not to tell me about your drive to the mountains. Then I think too much about travelling to Norway again.... :P