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.
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 .
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.
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.
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😭