Wednesday, January 4, 2012

how to remove large items from the laundry line

So many times have I made the bottom of a quilt or bed sheet dirty by dragging half of it on the ground while attempting to remove it from the laundry line. You, too? I decided enough was enough of that, so here's my new and improved laundry-line removal skills, as tested on the back porch on this unseasonably warm day:

the quilt, ready to be removed
pick up the far end of the quilt and drag it over on itself
pick up the bottom of the left side, and drape it over the top of the laundry line

do the same with the right side

fold the quilt over on itself again as you did in the first step, and remove the entire neat little package!

It really is the little things in life, isn't it?

14 comments:

  1. Great idea! It sure doesn't take much to make us Farmgirls happy! LOL!!

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  2. What a simple and oh-so-useful photo tutorial. I've been known to drag the corner of a quilt or two across the grass to the back door in the past, so thanks.

    I am pleased you are able to enjoy some unseasonably good weather as well. We are talking a record breaking warm day (57 degrees) in Billings today. While it feels...wrong....I am sure enjoying it as well!

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  3. Holy cow my laundry would be frozen if I put it out on the line today!

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  4. What a great idea, thanks for sharing!

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  5. Loving our unseasonally warm weather! Great pics of the laundry line! :)

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  6. Brilliant and yes, it is the little things in life! ;)

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  7. Great idea Jaime! Little things like that make my day too!

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  8. Love it. Wish I had this useful bit of info as a kid when I used to wrestle huge quilts off the line...they'd usually twist themselves around the line in a hopeless tangle until we both ended up on the ground.

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  9. So clever - I have soiled sheets and quilts by dragging on the ground to many times to count! We also have unseasonably warm weather - it's been above zero for most of the last month which is BIZARRE as we usually have temps 20-30 BELOW zero at this time of year! I wish that my clothesline wasn't packed up and in the shed, or I'd be using it now, too :)

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  10. Haha! I love it, and the quilt too. :)

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  11. Very professional looking and logical Jaime. Wish I had that kind of clothesline. Mine is one of those silly looking umbrella ones. Not elegant for sheets and blankets.

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  12. brilliant! wonder if it will work for sheets too. I'm always afraid of dropping mine off the line and down into the dog's run.

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  13. What a great idea. I usually just wad the whole mess up into the laundry basket!

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  14. That is the method I use to get large or bulky things off the clothesline. The quilt/blanket/sheet is folded for good when I get it off the line. It really annoys me to have to rewash. Since chickens walk under the clothes line, rewashing is necessary.

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