Saturday, June 2, 2012

Fluff with Moerman

For anyone that has ever sunned their diapers, hung them out to dry, or just hang clothes out, this post is for you! When I first got my diapers, I used my dryer. Only my dryer, actually. Why? Well, it was getting near spring time, but it wasn't quite there yet. It was too cold, and I really didn't know much about them. I knew that drying in the dryer could shorten their life, but I was using the lowest heat setting possible so I wasn't too concerned by it then.

Sun started shining and I got a clothes line put up and happily went to the store to purchase those cheap, wooden clothespins that are about $1-2 for something like 100 of them. These will work just fine, right? Well, not so much. They had all sorts of problems. It had been years since I hung clothes out to dry (yes, years), so I forgot all about the annoyances clothespins can cause. They splinter a bit, they start to snag your clothing items, they will slip to the side when you don't apply pressure to open them just so..... and heaven forbid you leave them outside accidentally! They get spotty and start to mold. Yes, clothespins can really frustrate you. With diapers, I found I was even more hesitant to use them because I didn't want to snag anything, and for some of the inserts I couldn't even OPEN Them wide enough!

I was done with that. There has to be an easier way to do this. Perhaps I simply shouldn't use the cheap clothespins. I went back to the store and looked for more.... they didn't have anything else. Well, shoot! I decided to turn to the internet to see if I could find anything better. After much searching, I found some clothespins by Moerman that seemed to be what I was looking for. They looked nice, they were in a convenient little basket, they had grips on them, and they didn't look like they were going to fall apart or mold on me. The cost was a hair over $10 for 36 of them. That had me a bit hesitant, but after another day of using those wooden cheapies from the store, I placed an order.

I am pleased to say that these clothespins are one of my favorite cloth diapering accessories!

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The basket is nice and sturdy, and it has holes on the sides (which is great for helping ensure they are dry when stored).



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One of the best things about this basket is the hook that lets you put them right on the line. I can hook the basket right onto the line and slide it down as I hang things up (or pull them down). It's so much more convenient that clipping a bunch to your shirt or just putting them in the basket!


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The clothespins have a no-slip coating on the inside of the pin (where they will be touching your clothes), and this coating also helps prevent any snags.


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The same coating is on the outside of the pins to aid with grip:


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As you can see, there is also ample room for the opening where they hook onto the line. This was a nice change from the cheapie clothespins!




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I absolutely love these clothespins, and have actually purchased a second basket of them in the last couple of weeks so I had enough to pin up all my wipes when I want to sun them! (Also for my regular laundry too, but mostly for my fluff!)

You can purchase these Moerman clothespins on Amazon.com for $10.63.

Disclosure: The product mentioned above was purchased by me, and I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for your review! I'm actually hoping to put up a clothesline this summer and remember how gross regular clothespins can get.

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  2. I forgot how bad they could be... and I was definitely hesitant seeing the big price difference between those cheapies and these clothespins! I don't regret purchasing these for a second, obviously, since I just bought more! They are pretty awesome. I love that they will hold even thick items well since they open wider than cheapies :)

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  3. I love my clothesline, but I HATE wooden clips. They get all brown and moldy. I really like the basket too. I have some cheapey dollar store baskets I use, but when it rains they collect water. Thanks for the review. I will be purchasing some of these tomorrow!

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    1. I accidentally left my cheap pins on the line one day and it stormed.... some molded, some just looked funky, others were falling apart. I've not left these outside yet, but I have faith they'll hold up much better if it does happen!

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  4. I use a drying rack and I hate how wooden clothespins just BARELY fit over everything. It is often a struggle to pin them on or even pull them off. Thanks for the info! These look awesome!

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    1. I had that problem with some of my thicker inserts for our diapers... I could barely get them pinned up! They aren't a problem with these nicer clothespins though :)

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    1. it says your blog has been removed :(

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  6. I have a bunch of those plastic ones from amazon as well. I love em! I have to say though the easiest way I have found to hang my diapers is to snap them right onto the line :) usually the snap down rise works great, any inserts with snaps I do thsi as well. Then I can use my small batch of closepins for things that dont have snaps!

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    1. I've had a couple of items with snaps that broke, and most of the snaps (regardless of the brand of diaper) tend to come from the same place, so I always am a bit hesitant to use snaps when I don't have to.... especially since that means I'd be without a diaper while it's being replaced! :)

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  7. I'd love to get rid of those old clothes pins. Thanks for posting about this wonderful new clothes pin option. I definitely will have to get these :)

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    1. They really are fantastic! I just don't know what to do with my old clothespins.... I'm trying to think up a craft or something to utilize them :)

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  8. Oh my! I love these! I NEED them! Lol

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    1. They are pretty awesome! I use them for our bibs too.... we hang our bibs (the vinyl-ish type) over our sink clipped up with these to dry :)

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