Which do you prefer, wooden clips, bamboo clips or colorful plastic clips?

fancy clips - I like using fancy and colorful clips when hanging clothes.
@lkbooi (16101)
Malaysia
May 23, 2008 2:26am CST
When hanging clothes we always use clips to prevent our clothes slipping off from the hangers or lines or rails. I like to buy fancy clips with lower price when there are on sale. I love colorful plastic clips as they look so cute, lovely and always make me feel pleasant when hanging clothes. The fancy clips with different colors and shapes always make my chore not so tedious as well. My hubby likes using the wooden clips to hang his wet painting on the window panes for drying. How about you, my dear friend?
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
24 May 08
I do not have any preference for the type of clips. As long as it is able to hold the cloths to the hanger firmly. But adorable pegs could cheer our day up with its cute appearance. I used to be using the wooden pegs, and found that they do last long as those plastics one. Further more, fungus will grow on the wooden clips if they were left in damp place for sometime. Ever since I have bought my dryer, I never use these pegs anymore for my laundry.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
25 May 08
You are right, dear cheongyc, the main purpose of the clip is to hold the clothes firmly on the hanger. I notice that not all the plastic clips break easily and some could last ever longer. Other than the disgusting fungus, I find the springs of the wooden pegs do split out easily and the peg break into two, of course couldn’t be used anymore. Yeah, people using dryer don’t use pegs but you could use the lovely fancy pegs to hold your paper cards or bill etc. Happy posting and have a lovely night.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
26 May 08
I observed that too. The spring of the wooden pegs got loosened easily and it's annoying. I have a mug of mixed pegs (both plastic and wooden). Now they are covered with dust and cob-web because I no longer need them to hold the clothes to the hanger. I just need a very small number of them to hold the papers and bills. Besides, I use them to hold the plastic bags opening. You are most welcome and have a nice day too!
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 08
You know my husband likes to use those wooden pegs so very often I could find broken pegs in the container or somewhere around. Hehe ... he is very fond of just putting the unwanted stuff simply wherever he is then. I usually collect them and cut the wooden parts into small pieces. I then mix them together with the leaves, grasses, rotten fruits and leftover to make compost for my plants. Happy posting and have a wonderful Sunday.
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
23 May 08
I love colorful plastic clips like you lkbooi! Maybe it's real our choice being a girl..LOL, I am more excited to hang clothes and enjoy watching it! My husband has a wooden clips, He bought it when he was still alone in this house..LOL!
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
24 May 08
Hi checapricorn, I think the colorful plastic clips seem as if purposely manufactured for us . I believe all women like lovely objects. Really, colorful clips make chore of hanging clothes rather amusing. Well, you are the one who makes the house brighter by adding more colorful clips on the line. Happy posting and have a nice day.
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• United States
24 May 08
ohhh...that is very sweet! Thanks..happy posting!
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
30 May 08
You are most welcome checapricorn and thanks for dropping by again. Happy posting, and take care.
@borgborg (821)
• Philippines
23 May 08
i really don't care what kind of clips we use coz i don't do the laundry that much. however, since i was a child, my mom always uses the colorful plastic clips. i haven't used any other clips so i guess i'll stay with it.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
24 May 08
Hi there, you are really lucky, as you don’t have to spend much time on laundry. Anyway I believe your mom is happy with the colorful plastic clips as well. That’s why you see only colorful plastic clips in your house.
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@borgborg (821)
• Philippines
24 May 08
come to think of it. i guess she really loves it. ;)
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@misshoney (973)
• Philippines
23 May 08
hello:-) i am not really particular with the clips as long as it serves it purpose ;-)
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
23 May 08
Hi there, other than its main purpose to clip the clothes, I did see the teacher in the class using those colorful plastic clips to hold pieces of attractive teaching pictures of animals and plants on the lines in the classroom. I saw this when visiting my kid during his school hours.
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• United States
27 May 08
Oh I see. I see that you do your laundry via dryer. Right? That'll still be great if you do laundry and airdry them outside in the sun. That will save energy the dryer will use. Right?
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
24 May 08
hello ikbooi, when using clips i like to buy colorful plastic clips..like you i love to see colors..and differnt shapes..
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
25 May 08
Hi marketing, I am glad to know that we have another friend here who loves colorful plastic clips as well. Welcome my dear friend, to join us here.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
24 May 08
I do not hang clothes on a line. Can you believe that a clothes line is not allowed within our city limits? But I have some of the cute plastic clips with magnets on them that I use on my frig.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
25 May 08
Of course, I believe your saying totally. My husband’s sister lives in a town in a neighbor country. The inhabitants of the tall building there in that area are not allow to hang their clothes in the lines as this would make the buildings there look rather weird with all sorts of colorful clothes. Happy posting and good luck.
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@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
24 May 08
We have been using the colorful plastic clips for hanging our clothes for many years now. They are both cheap and effective. We don't buy them because of the color. We buy them because they can do the job well enough for us. Besides when we need more clips and we go to the supermarkets, these plastic clips are very commonly sold and so it is convenient to buy them.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
25 May 08
We know the history of the wooden clip is very much longer than the plastic one. The creative designers always try their best to improve the plastic products and make them more and more fancy and attractive. These lovely clips make our laundry chore not as tedious as before when hanging clothes. Happy posting and enjoy life.
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
24 May 08
I don't hang laundry very often. But I use the wooden clips. I can purchase a bag of 50 of them for $1. That is at our local dollar store. They are useful as clips for holding chip bags closed. And my daughters pre-school class used them in some of their craft projects.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
25 May 08
Yeah, it is convenient indeed to hold the chip bags with clips instead of using rubber bands for this purpose. I do like to hold the bills and slips with important particulars with these lovely fancy clips. I do notice that kids here in primary school use wooded clips in their handcrafts as well. Happy posting and have a nice day.
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@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
24 May 08
likewise here ..i like fancy clips..my children when they were still young likes to play with them most and i can only use just a few of them...i had also some ordinary plastic ..very plain but colorful in color with no shapes..
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
24 May 08
Yeah, my kid did like to play with the clips as well during his childhood. I kept my fancy clips in a container before or after using them. Very often I found my container was empty. Later on I noticed that my kid was playing with the colorful clips. He used the clips to design various sorts of shapes and carried on his imaginative games. Kids like playing with colorful objects and I believe it is a form of learning. Happy posting and have a nice day.
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@naseefu (1607)
• India
23 May 08
I like both the colorful plastic clips and the wooden clips.The plastics are more colorful as you said.But i think the fade color of the woods also very beautiful.So i like the both clips or hooks you said.Thanks
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
24 May 08
Yeah, clips made from different materials have got their different lovely looks. Since both of the wooden and plastic clips are available in the market so both of them do have their faithful fans respectively. You are very much welcome and happy to see you dropping by.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
23 May 08
I do have a line outside and I hang some clothes when its a nice day. I have always used the wooden ones. They seem to hold up much longer and dont break.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
24 May 08
You tend to be more practical in choice of household items, unlike me who always likes using fanciful stuff . You are right, wooden clips won’t break easily as plastic clips do.
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@youless (94735)
• Guangzhou, China
23 May 08
I like colorful plastic clips much more because they look much more beautiful. As to wooden and bamboo clips, they are easy to be wet and need some time to be dry. But plastic clips won't have this problem. I love China
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
24 May 08
Hi youless, I agree with you, female users always pick the beautiful stuff if we have the choices. I do dislike the wooden ones as if they are wet for longer time then we would find those black spots of fungus growing on them. This always makes the clips look disgusting. So of course we always pick the clean, dry and beautiful one. Happy posting and good luck.
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@kwenge (2493)
• Kenya
23 May 08
I prefer fancy and colourful clips, here we call them pegs. I just enjoy using them and when hanging I make sure i much the colour of the clip with the colour of the linen am hanging hence uniformity in the line. After that I stand back and see what i have done.........hehehee just like a kid.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
24 May 08
Hi kwenge, I know you are a happy go lucky gal and would try every opportunity to amuse yourself and others as well. You see, the color of the linen and the clips, oh no the pegs on the line have formed your wonderful masterpiece. How joyful to use the fancy pegs with various colors. Have a nice day my dear.
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@kwenge (2493)
• Kenya
26 May 08
I try making fun in anything and every aspect of life. look at everything from the positive side. even when am sick, i feel happy because the sickness gives me an opportunity to sleep without going to work and to be served by others......hehehee my husband takes good care of me when am sick....so even washing clothes becomes fun when using coloured clips.....Thanks for your compliments.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
30 May 08
Hi kwenge, I wonder whether most of the Kenya people, just like you, are always happy go lucky guys. It’s really pleasant and never to feel bored to get together with such funny people. Hehe .... I do find to be a sick but not ill seriously is lucky as we have our loved one to serve us like a princess. You are right. This is the wonderful moment for him to find out how pleasant to use the colorful clips when hanging clothes. and always
@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
6 Jun 08
I only found the straight plastic one in my markets. so i always use them. I would like to try the wood one. looks strong. My plastic clips always broke when it's under the sun for too long.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
7 Jun 08
You are right dansinta, I do find plastic pegs couldn’t last longer if expose too often under the severe sunlight. So for you it is rather better to use the wooden ones. The clothes I put on the hangers are just fresh from the washing machine so they are not as wet as those hand washed ones. I just hang them under the eaves so my plastic clips don’t break easily. Happy posting and have a nice day.
• United States
2 Jun 08
I really like the colorful plastic clips, but they tend to leave marks on my clothes. Wooden clips have never done that, but I still use the plastic ones.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
3 Jun 08
Hi there, lucky that I haven’t come across this. It is really disgusting to see our clothes spoiled by the colored stain left by the clips. I believe some of the colored clips might be not genuine so they would leave marks on our clothes. Take care and happy posting.
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
1 Jun 08
I like the colorful ones, but I prefer the wooden ones because of their durability.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
2 Jun 08
I find the majority of us here are attracted by the colorful plastic pegs which make us feel pleasant when using them but you, sun2day, just like my husband, prefer to use the wooden ones only, and give the same reason as well, they are more durable
@subha12 (18453)
• India
30 May 08
i prefer nice plastic designer clips. they are not available in plenty here. there are just different coulurs clips.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 08
Gal is always very fond of having beautiful stuff. That’s the reason why we could see so many fancy colorful plastic clips displayed in the hypermarket. They are all of different attractive shapes of flower, animal, and geom etc. Happy posting and have a wonderful Sunday.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
24 May 08
To me it really doesn't matter what type of clip I have as long as I can find a clip when I need one. I have used the wooden clips as well as the colorful plastic clips.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
24 May 08
You are a happy go lucky person. It is nice to have such attitude as you could always be satisfied with what you have. As you are not picky with whatever clip, you will be happy all the time with your chore. Happy posting and have a nice day.
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• United States
23 May 08
I like the colorful plastic ones. I find anything colorful gives me a mental lift, especially if it's a chore.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
24 May 08
You are right, sherlock. We have to find something to make our tedious chores full of fun and to amuse ourselves. I hope the fancy colorful plastic clips would make you feel happy when hanging your washed clothes.
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@Anne18 (11036)
23 May 08
When hanging my washing outside on my washing line, I really like to be natural and use wooden pegs. If they break you can reclcye them. I do like the wooden ones best. The plastic ones tend to break more easier. I have never seen bamboo pegs. I know that where I live wooden pegs are cheaper as well.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
24 May 08
Hi there, well, I couldn’t deny saying that using wooden clips is friendlier to environment. I did find plastic clips to break easily but for certain type only. I had bought a few dozens of bamboo clips during my trip to china few years back. There were lots of bamboo products found in there, liked chopsticks, pen and brush holders, coin saving cylinder and clips etc. Yeah, wooden clip is cheaper than the plastic one in my place as well. Happy posting and have a nice day.
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