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Old 09-26-2007, 04:09 PM   #1
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Non-metal Clothespins
Does anyone know if these exist? I ruined one of my favorite shirts from my stupid wood clothespin. Somehow the metal from the hinge was touching the shirt and I've tried everything I could think of and now that spot is rubbed raw and ugly so there's no saving it now.

I thought maybe they made plastic ones with no metal on them, just thought I'd ask this wonderfully knowledgable bunch!!

TIA for any help.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:21 PM   #2
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I've seen the old fashioned wooden ones (that don't spring closed, just pin) at dollar stores. (the kind you can make dolls with)

but in ones that spring open, even the plastic ones had a metal part for the "spring".
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:25 PM   #3
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All I could find is these:

http://www.amazon.com/Flat-Clothespi.../dp/B00013MUUY

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Old 09-26-2007, 05:40 PM   #4
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Thanks girls, has anyone ever used these?? Are they better, worse or the same as the spring-loaded ones??
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:11 PM   #5
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We used to use those clothes pins growing up. I don't remember ever having a problem with them. Now that I'm all grown up, the whopping age of almost 24, I prefer to lay my clothes flat to dry, especially knits. Target and Wal-Mart sell pop-up mesh clothes dryers that I love.

If you ever get rust on clothes again though, my mom always used Winks Rust Remover. I'm not sure what she did exactly. I think just put a little bit on the spot and wash it. I'm sure there are instructions out there on the world wide web.

Don't you hate doing laundry?
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:15 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by kbagel View Post
We used to use those clothes pins growing up. I don't remember ever having a problem with them. Now that I'm all grown up, the whopping age of almost 24, I prefer to lay my clothes flat to dry, especially knits. Target and Wal-Mart sell pop-up mesh clothes dryers that I love.

If you ever get rust on clothes again though, my mom always used Winks Rust Remover. I'm not sure what she did exactly. I think just put a little bit on the spot and wash it. I'm sure there are instructions out there on the world wide web.

Don't you hate doing laundry?

Actually I don't mind it at all, it's the putting away of the clothes that I'm not too crazy about.

Thanks for the suggestion of the Winks, I'll have to try and find it. I wonder if Joann's has it....
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They might have it. My mom always bought it from Meijer, the grocery store. I would assume that K-Mart or Wal-Mart or any of those places would have it. But I think it was near the brass cleaner and silver polish if I remember correctly.
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We used that kind of clothespin when I was a kid, but the heads were round instead of flat and the ends were nicely curved. They worked fine, even on heavy sheets in a stiff wind, and lasted forever.
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Those are the only kind of clothes pin my mom ever used. I don't remember her ever having a problem and she loves to hang her clothes on the line.
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