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« on: October 07, 2007 02:06:45 PM »

Background: We wanted to get away from using our dryer everytime we did laundry. We have a wooden laundry rack that expands but needed a bit more drying space. Up went the clothes line and out came the clothes pins!

The bag was created a bit out of necessity. My girlfriend will not wear an apron to hold the pins when she puts out laundry and I hated forgetting the pins inside while hanging laundry. The design is based off of the chalk bags that climbers use. The top has a piece of plastic in it to keep it open. It hooks to your pants/belt loops via a carabiner.

The bag works and both of us actually use it. Less time with the dryer running is good all around!



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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007 02:12:13 PM »

cool idea! my mom just uses a bucket with our clothes pegs XD
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007 08:19:28 AM »

very nice! where do you live that lets you do laundry outside? i live in the south and its still waaaay too humid to dry anything down here, haha
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2007 07:16:06 PM »

Thanks for the comments y'all! Actually, I do live in the south- Mississippi to be exact! It is cooling off here which means less humidity!

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2007 01:05:51 PM »

Nice idea, I had one you left outside on the line, one day my son was hanging  laundry reached in for a pin and a spider climbed up his arm, I didn't know my boy could hit a note that high. Ever since that day he takes the pin bag inside.
 I live in Nevada and during the summer I can put a pair of jeans out and they will dry in 30 minutes! I don't use my dryer for purely economic reasons though, because I truly hate how hard jeans and towels come out when line dryed.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2007 09:35:31 AM »

I had to laugh. I saw the pic first and I immeadiately thought of the chalk bags rock climbers used and it was your inspiration. I would love to line dry but I live in Texas and the idea of line drying is just ugh.
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2007 06:47:08 PM »

Those chalk bags that are used for climbing are so great! It truly was the inspiration.

I agree that towels come off of the line a bit hard and crunchy. Towels out of the dryer seems like such a treat!
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2007 02:41:04 PM »

What a great idea!
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2007 01:09:35 PM »

Really hate to sound like a broken record but, yeah, what an amazing idea!! 
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2008 06:33:48 PM »

Thanks so much! Not too hard to do and we use it all of the time.
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