WI ALWAYS THOUGHT clothes pegs were just for hanging out the washing on the clothes-line.
Since I began caravanning many years ago, I’ve discovered there are many more uses for the humble peg – and I’m sure you can add to the list.
The little plastic closer they use on bread is an example of things that annoy me intensely – that is until I found that the spring-loaded clothes peg does the job admirably. Sometimes they use a twisted piece of plastic coated wire to do the same job and that’s just as annoying.
If you need to fasten several pieces of paper together and you don’t have a paper clip or a spring clip handy, just go to the peg basket and grab a peg – it will do the trick.
What about curtains? you may well ask.
I use clothes pegs to clip the curtains closed in my little motorhome – and to hold them open as well.
Then there’s the freezer. The partially-used bags of frozen peas, beans, etc. can be kept air-tight by folding the bag over a few times and then pegging it. Works for me at home or away.
Oh yes – if you still have any pegs left, you can use them to hang out the washing – unless, like me, you find a couple of dollars in the caravan park laundry dryer is much quicker and easier.
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WORDS AND PICS Lionel Mussell
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