Yes, phil, REVA pegs have always been good quality. That's why I've used them for over FORTY years! Think I'm only onto my third 'batch' now!
Not too many products left, in this day & age, which give one 'quality'! Cheers!
I always take mine down and bring them in - we have so much wind and rain here that any pegs left outside would soon be either rotten or blown away! I also fold up my line after every use as the garden is too small to leave it up and it saves having to wash it before hanging out the clothes.
We take them down after we've taken off the clothes. There is just something about leaving them open to the elements constantly that make me slightly uncomfortable. I think this may weaken them overtime. I could be wrong.
I always return them to my large cloth peg container and put it back in the laundry with the washing basket. They do deteriorate over the years. I broughg somd coloured pegs back from Germany in 1990 and some are becoming brittle so even exposing them to the sun on normal wash days takes its toll on them.
There is one thing that's left out. We had a long wooden pole (clothes pole) that was used to push the clotheslines up so that longer items (sheets/pants/etc.) didn't brush the ground and get dirty. I can hear my mother now.
THE BASIC RULES FOR CLOTHESLINES:
(If you don't even know what clotheslines are, better skip this.)
1. You had to hang the socks by the toes... NOT the top.
2. You hung pants by the BOTTOM/cuffs... NOT the waistbands.
3. You had to WASH the clothesline(s) before hanging any clothes -
walk the entire length of each line with a damp cloth around the lines.
4. You had to hang the clothes in a certain order, and always hang "whites" with "whites," and hang them first.
5. You NEVER hung a shirt by the shoulders - always by the tail!
What would the neighbours think?
6. Wash day on a Monday! NEVER hang clothes on the weekend,
or on Sunday, for Heaven's sake!
7. Hang the sheets and towels on the OUTSIDE lines so you could hide your "unmentionables" in the middle (perverts & busybodies, y'know!)
8. It didn't matter if it was sub-zero weather... clothes would "freeze-dry."
9. ALWAYS gather the clothes pegs when taking down dry clothes!
pegs left on the lines were "tacky"!
10. If you were efficient, you would line the clothes up so that each item
did not need two clothes pegs, but shared one of the clothes pegs with the next washed item.
11. Clothes off of the line before dinner time, neatly folded in the clothes basket, and ready to be ironed.
My own mum is very particular when it comes to hanging washing. And even though I followed her instructions as meticulously as I knew how, she would take the washing down after I had hung it up and rehang it herself.