Do you ever hang your washing out at night ready for the next day

@jugsjugs (13045)
April 12, 2010 6:48pm CST
to get dry.I have hung my bit of washing out that i have done tonight ready for the morning as they say it is going to be another hot and sunny day.I thought rather than having to wait until tomorrow i would do it tonight just so it gives me more time tomorrow to do the things i want to do like come on here.
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@yresh12 (3219)
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
Hey jugs. I usually do this when I wake up after I got home from work. Maybe 12 NOon because I know it will get dry at night. It really gets dry easily because of the weather.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
15 Apr 10
I love the summer here as by the time i have woken up i find all the linen is dry or nearly dry to bring in its great.
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@yresh12 (3219)
• Philippines
15 Apr 10
I know..That's the advantage of the weather but could be very annoying at times..
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@jugsjugs (13045)
15 Apr 10
If it rains then it gets that extra rinse,lol.
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@littleowl (7157)
14 Apr 10
Hi JJ, I prefer to hang my washing out at night in the summer when you know it is going to be a good day the following day, not only does the washing get dryer more quickly but as you said it does give you more time to do other things too...Lolo
@jugsjugs (13045)
14 Apr 10
I also find that it saves alot of money as the dryer is never on in the summer months and last year i saved loads of money.The only time i use my dryer is in the winter when the linen can not be hung out.I love to be up to date with all of the washing as then it do not seem to take hours to do and do not seem to be too much of a horrid chore.
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
14 Apr 10
I usually use a dryer. Sometimes to save on electricity, I don't dry the clothes all the way, and then hang them up to dry the rest of the way. I always hang them inside though. I don't hang things outside at all. I don't even own a clothes line.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
15 Apr 10
I have found that i have saved soo much money by not using my dryer aswell as that the clothes do not seem to shrink like they had when i used the dryer all the time in the winter months.I think that if i can save alot of time aswell as alot of money then it is all a bonus no matter what.Whilst my linen is washing i am on here and where as tomorrow i will also try to be on here during the day aswell as there will be no washing to do so it is great.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Apr 10
Many years ago I used to but not any more, there are to many thieves about, so I do not hang it out over night any more I usually hang it out first thing in the Morning and by Lunch time it will be dry
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@jugsjugs (13045)
15 Apr 10
I do not have a problem or a worry about my linen getting stolen as there is a large fence around my garden aswell as all the houses about and i think having 3 dogs may also put them off.This saves me alot of time aswell as a lot of money hanging my linen out as then i do not have to put it in the dryer to get dry.It is dry as soon as i get up so it is ready to be put away.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
15 Apr 10
I sometimes do that. I depends what I am doing the next day. I don’t work outside the home so it can be just as easy to do the washing during the day. I work from home so my days are planned according to what I have on.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
15 Apr 10
This is something that I've never done and it is something that I don't think that I would ever be able to do it because of the fact that we live in an area that has a lot of trees and thus a ton of wildlife around our house. I'd be afraid if I left it out over night it would end up being dirtier than it had been before I put it in the laundry to be washed. Of course, this is also the reason that I choose to not hang my things out to dry, I will use my dryer year round.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
13 Apr 10
You won't do it here. Tomorrow that washing will definately be missing. And then what will i wear? TATA.
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@monkeylong (3146)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Apr 10
Yeah, as far as I am concerned, I think I have the experience to just hang out the clothes that I have wahsed the the former night. I think I will just try my best to make it dry the next day,when I will try it on to go to work or for a special event.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
13 Apr 10
No I haven't, but that sounds like an interesting idea. It is going to be hot and sunny here tomorrow also, but now it is too late for me to test it out, so let me know how it works out for you..
@jugsjugs (13045)
14 Apr 10
I find this is working out great for me as in the mornings there are no washing todo aswell as no linen to hangout so that is alot less todo firstthing in the morning.By the time i have drank my coffee and done the children their breakfast the linen is dry ready to come in and to be put away.Most of it do not have wrinkles in as the damp has got rid of most of that so alot less ironing todo.
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• United States
14 Apr 10
I think I'd still have to wait a while, my clothes line is in the shade until about 11:00 or 12:00..But it would free up my morning time here..
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
13 Apr 10
I don't ever hang out my clothes to dry...at night or during the day. I don't have a clothes line (outside or inside), clothes pins or a place in my laundry to hang clothes. I'm totally in to the dryer mode. Call me lazy.
@jugsjugs (13045)
14 Apr 10
I used to be like you until i looked at how much money i had saved just in one month just for hanging the linen out rather than using the dryer.The only time i use my dryer now is in the winter aswell as when it is raining.I hang the linen out at night so there are less things for me todo the next day and there are 8 peoples clothes i have to wash in my house,so i get alot of linen.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
15 Apr 10
There's just me and my roommate (and I don't think he ever does wash ), so it's not bad. If I had to do wash for 8 people, I'd be looking for cheaper ways to do laundry too. I don't envy you. I have trouble with my two loads a week. Have a great day.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
13 Apr 10
Accidentally I have forgotten to bring clothes in over night. But I know that if I did it on purpose, it would probably rain!LOL
@jugsjugs (13045)
15 Apr 10
Lol i have left linen on my line for two days as it had rained and i thought that an extra rinse would be ok done by the rain.
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• United States
13 Apr 10
I absolutely love hanging my clothes out to dry and in my opinion it is one of the greater things about summer time. I love the smell of fresh hung clothing but no I have never hung out my clothes the night before. I am not sure why I haven't because like you said it free up much time in the day but I guess while I love my city and feel safe here there is still that little bit of fear that what if someone were to come by and steal something.
@jugsjugs (13045)
14 Apr 10
I have a six foot fence around my garden aswell as that there are houses all around and i do have three dogs so if they got in my garden they would have a problem getting out,lol.I do find also that i have alot less ironing as the wrinkles seem to have came out during the night aswell as that i have saved alot of money by not having to use the dryer to dry my clothes.
@se7enthbird (8327)
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
yes my wife does that too. she hangs it at night and sometimes its all dry in the morning. but the thick garments does not dry at once like the jeans and the some other garments. and sometimes being ahead of things like this makes you have more time to do things that you should do or good way to wash a few more so you can hang it out again when all those hanged clothes gets dry.
@jugsjugs (13045)
14 Apr 10
I find that by doing the washing at night it is easy to keep up with all of the washing so there is no washing to do the next day aswell as the linen is hung out and sorted out aswell as put away rather than having to wait longer the next day, i also find that the clothes do not need as much ironing as the damp air takes out alot of the wrinkles.Saving time aswell as money so it is a real bonus.
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
13 Apr 10
I don't have a clothes line otherwise I probably would. I would probaby hang them out during the day though so the sun can work on them. Does condensation from morning frost and dew get on the clothes? Even though I don't hang clothes outside I do hang clothes on our stair railing to dry. It takes a little longer, but the effect is the same and the clothes are usually wrinkle free.
@jugsjugs (13045)
14 Apr 10
I think by hanging the clothes out of a night time do help to keep the wrinkles out as i think the damp at night helps so the other good thing is that there is alot less to iron aswell as it is already out when the sun and warmth comes out so it saves alot of time aswell.I have 6 children aswell as me and my husband to try to keep up with washing all the clothes.
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
No we don't. We do it early in the morning. I have two kids and insects might crawl on the clothes at night and may cause skin irritations. My mother-in-law also told me this when my husband and I were newly weds. She said she had to do the laundry at night because she reports for work very early in the morning and at night would be the best time to finish the workload at home. It was not applicable to us though because we have trees around the house and like I said, insects may find it comfy to stay in the clothes if I hang them there all night. :)
@jugsjugs (13045)
14 Apr 10
Where i live there are no trees so thankfully i do not have that kind of problem.I find that i can do the washing of an evening whilst being on the pc so it serves a purpose as i also find that at the end of the night there are always that days clothes to be washed so that way all of the linen is up to date.I have six children to do their washing as well as mine and my husband i have todo the washing every day to just keep up with it.
• United States
13 Apr 10
I would be afraid some one might take off with the clothes if I hung them up in the night. I have lines in the basement downstairs; so I would probably wouldn't mind hanging them downstairs inside.
@jugsjugs (13045)
14 Apr 10
I have noticed that it saves me soo much time the next day as by the time i get up it is dry and i have put it all away.In the winter i always use the dryer aswell as hang my linen in my conservatory as the heat will dry it quick in there as well.This way there is no washing need washing apart from things like curtains that are an exrta thing to do every now and again.
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
12 Apr 10
No, that sort of thing is not allowed in my neighborhood. I dry clothes in the electric dryer.
@jugsjugs (13045)
14 Apr 10
Oh that is a shame as it saves me lots of money by not having to use my electric dryer.
• United States
12 Apr 10
I have hung somethings up inside my house ready for the next day. never outside at least for me there are too many bugs. I did that once left it out on the line over night there was a big spider in the sleve. It scared me so much. I do like my clothes hung up to dry rather than in the dryer. so I made a little spot in my laundry room by a vent and windows that is where I dry my clothes
@jugsjugs (13045)
14 Apr 10
I tend to give my clothes a good shake no matter what as there are alot of bugs day time aswell as night time when it is warm,so i tend not to worry too much about that.I only dry my clothes in the dryer if it is winter or if it is raining,there has been times in the past where as the linen has been left outside for two days to dry.
@doormouse (4619)
12 Apr 10
i would if i remembered to do it,i put the washing on fairly early this morning so i could hang it out all day,i forgot,it's still sitting in the machine
@jugsjugs (13045)
14 Apr 10
I find that if i leave the washing in the washing machine over night then it gets all screwed up and needs alot more of a iron when it do dry out.Also i think that it saves alot of time the next day as by the time you get up it is already dry so you can sort it out right away rather than waiting for it.Makes it look like you have been busier than normal,lol.
@shymurl (2768)
• United States
12 Apr 10
I have never done this. I once heard that laundry left out at night can get stolen. I hadn't heard about it around. But that is a good idea I might have to try it. Its such a pain as my laundry room is outside under the carport and to go to the line I would have to walk all the way around the house and to the back of the yard. My husband won't let me move it closer. lol
@jugsjugs (13045)
14 Apr 10
My garden has a six foot fence around it as well as three dogs so i do not think anyone would like to come into my garden after my linen, however there has in the past been people stealing linen up the road from me.It saves soo much time as by the time you get up in the morning if it is not dry then it will be nearly dry.