Line Dried with Love
I hang most of our laundry out on the clothesline during the summer, and I have to say that although I love saving money and energy by line drying, I’m getting pretty frustrated with el cheap-o clothespins (NOT a name brand…just the regular, made wherever, as cheaply as possible clothespins) that break or fall apart during normal use. So I was pretty jazzed when Kevin’s Quality Clothespins asked me to review their product!
When the set of ten clothespins arrived in the mail, I tore the package open and noticed immediately that they are of a MUCH better quality than any clothespins I’ve ever used before. Please note that this includes the clothespins that my Gram used on her clothesline when I was a kid.
I held the new clothespins up to el cheap-o’s and my initial impression was completely confirmed. Kevin’s Quality Clothespins are larger, heavier, harder, and the spring is obviously much stronger and better made. You can feel the difference when you pinch the pins open to use them.
Peeved with Old Pins
My biggest issue with el cheap-o pins is how quickly they fall apart. The metal spring is made cheaply and they don’t fit all of the way across the pin, causing the two halves of the pin to come apart after a few months of use. That’s when I get ticked off and pitch the broken pins into the bushes…my clothespin graveyard. With Kevin’s Quality Clothespins, you can clearly see that the metal piece is longer and stronger, and the spring is well made. I have no doubt that these clothespins will last a lifetime, as their website states.
If you visit Kevin’s Quality Clothespins and sniff at the price, I highly recommend that you consider the true cost of replacing your clothespins every year or so…it sure adds up! Besides, these quality clothespins are crafted in the United States, by Americans who are willing to replace their product if they fail due to normal wear and tear…try getting el cheap-o to stand behind their work! The saying ‘You get what you pay for’ is definitely true of this product. I know that the next time I buy clothespins I’ll be willing to pay extra for a product that I know will last, and last, and last!
Disclaimer: I received a set of Kevin’s Quality Clothespins to review. I received no other compensation, I do not receive a commission on sales, and all opinions stated here are my own. If I didn’t like this product, I would say so!