My bag of clothespins got left out on the line
while we were on vacation last week.
Which left me with a bunch of nasty clothespins.
It just so happened that my dryer went out
two days after we returned home.
with mildew-y clothespins!
that before I tossed them
I should at least try to clean them
so I poured 'em all in a bucket
and added a squirt of dish-soap
and a glug of bleach.
They tried floating to the top
so I grabbed a quart size zip bag, filled it with water
and set it on top of my pins.
An hour or so later
I poured off the now-brown bleach water
and wiped down each pin as I rinsed them under running water.
I clipped them along the top edge of a box to dry
good as new!