Anyone who uses a clothesline will know that clothespins can be a problem. As in, um, where are they?
As an addendum to a popular post The Best Clothesline Ever, I’d like to share a great Etsy find. With my clothesline, I cannot hang the clothespins in a pouch on the wall (which works with a reel clothesline), nor can they be placed in a pouch that is pushed along the line (which works with a stationary line clothesline). Instead, I need the clothespins to be on my body. An apron is an ideal, albeit old-fashioned, solution. Whether bending down to grab some more clothes or reaching up to take clothes down, a large apron pocket is always with me, located in an efficient path of motion.
Momomadeit over at Etsy.com makes an impressive variety of chic household aprons. I had her sew up her half-apron that’s ideal for clothespins in a custom fabric that matches my laundry room. Because, why not have it match my laundry room, right? While she was at it, I also had her make a painting apron for my son. His yucky plastic one had disintegrated after a few months of use. Both have since been put to good use, with happy results.
One might ask, why spend $25 on a clothespin apron?!? Well, it is a bit much, but if it makes it easier both practically and psychologically (isn’t it so cute!) for me to commit to hanging ALL 5 loads of laundry each week… I say it’s worth it. And, actually, my husband agrees.