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Do you collect your washing from the line when it is dry or when the weather cools down?

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Do you collect your washing from the line as soon as it dries or do you wait until it cools down outside before collecting washing?

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I think I take it in when the mood hits and I hate washing to be outside fading when it is dry and could be brought in. Plus, you know, mad dogs and Englishmen . . . I'm always the one out in the midday sun.
by Rice
At the end of the day I take in what's dry. I'm not going out there in the middle of the day if I don't have to, it's too hot. It was 38 degrees here today.
I collect my washing when I notice it is dry. Whatever time of day that is. If I am outside in the garden and check the washing and I notice the washing is dry, why would I wait until it cools down. That seems silly to me. If I wait until it cools down, I might have to wait until autumn with the weather we have been having .
I'm not the one who usually collects my washing. However, whenever i do, I take them off whenever they are dry.
My wife makes me take the clothes off the line after a few hours of being in the sun. She doesnt want the clothes to stay too long on the line so they wont fade as fast.
by Vee
DRY only.

Unless it starts to get very damp or very cold in the air....then it has to come in no question.
Super economical and the best bug killer, sunshine.
Free and effective, so clothes are sorted and turned inside out as required, or positioned at the back (early shaded) for maximum results.

Summer is around 6 and winter around 4.30pm the latest for good weather days, and if it gets too cool sooner, or otherwise, we bring it in to reduce the need to use the dryer, or the make ironing and or folding more difficult.

It is a science, and with so many work clothes, school clothes, hygiene freaks and with a fashion wannabe diva, the clothes line is like a turn-style some days, so we gotta work smarter and not harder.
You always have well considered responses, Doctor Dave. Thanks. :-)
by Vee
Awwww, shucks, thank you so much for your kind thoughts.
Yes - it comes in in the cool of the evening. Too hot in the middle of the day to be venturing out to take washing in.
Hmmm. Mad dogs and Englishmen but not Scotsmen. LOL
by Rice
Rice - I think we Scots have our own forms of madness!
by norma
Never! Scots are the sanest and funniest people ever. :-)))))
by Rice
But please, norma, . . . . tell me you don't deep fry Mars bars.
by Rice
God forbid!!!
by norma
I like to fold straight from the line no matter how hot it is. Usually by the time I put the 2nd load on the line, the 1st load is dry. Besides my clothes last a lot longer when not unduly exposed to high temperatures for longer than they need be.
Good woman, helga. That was going to be my next question, 'do you fold straight from the washing line'. I think it's the best way to do laundry.
by Vee
Agree with you there Vee. Ironing makes me sweat too much particularly during this weather. Mum always taught me to fold straight from the line to avoid unnecessary ironing. Pity they don't teach males this😭
by helga
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