For years, I have walked into the cleaning departments of our local stores and looked at the clothespins. Do I need them? Will I need them someday? Should I get them?
It seems ridiculous, but sometimes I find that my de-cluttering tendencies cause me to get rid of things that may come in handy someday and clothespins are one of those things.
I moved out of my parents home with a set of big, sturdy clothespins. I used them randomly through college and then stored them in the laundry room through my years in suburbia. Then I donated them.
I just never used them.
Then I had kids and they did crafts. Clothespins could have come in handy so many times. What if the grid went down and we needed to wash laundry by hand. Wouldn't clothes pins come in handy. Yes, but is that likely to happen? Who knows.
Well, I finally had it this winter when we made maple syrup and I needed clothespins to hold up my sap filters....and of course we didn't own any.
I drove to the dollar store and checked out their flimsy clips. Barf.
I resolved to get a good set of clothespins the next time I saw them. As luck would have it, I was offered a chance to review a big set of 200 wooden clothespins.
They are sturdy and wooden. They are also medium sized. Some of my filters are really fat and I would have loved if this set was mixed - some big, some medium. But with 200, I can compensate by having 2 or 3 do the work of 1. Plus, they would work great for most clothing, craft projects, and various other uses.
I am happy with the set and would recommend them to friends.
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