Oh, I tried to love them; I really tried!
Jun 17, 2021
When I saw these, I said to myself, "Bingo! A great, durable clothespin that will withstand many years of outdoor use. One made from recycled plastic, no less. To keep the environment happy." Yes, I tried. I went in with great hopes and aspirations, thoughts and dreams, only to be disappointed. First, the pins slide on the clothesline. I push them down really hard, but when I come back after a windy day, all my laundry is gathered on one end, talking to the other laundry. Next is how when the wind kicks up, the pins won't hold the clothes, especially if the clothes are thin. Try hanging out scarves; you will find them all over the place if a Nor'easter starts to come through. Not good. Now, if the company made these as spring clothespins, with the springs not coming off, I would be the first in line to buy them no matter the price. Because I still, after all, love them although just a little, and it's all about the recycling and the environment, you know!
Oct 7, 2018
First off your clothesline should be a one-eighth inch thick poly coated, I got mine at a home improvement store in the chain dept. If you have the correct line you will as I do love these pins.
Grandma's clothes pegs
May 6, 2018
I purchased these last year thinking they'd be a more durable peg than the wooden ones I was searching for. I am so disappointed. They get warm on hot days and become soft enough so that they don't hold as tight as they should. They're good for thin articles like clothing and dish towels, but for the heavier items like jeans, quilts, towels they can stretch open and fall off. Like I said I'm pretty disappointed. Because the pegs are easier on my hand since I injured it a couple years ago and pinching open regular pins is harder than it wished to be. Lehman's says: We are so sorry for your experience and are looking into this issue. Please call us at 1-800-438-5346 so we can make it right.
Aug 30, 2017
The more I use these the better I like them. Yes price is a little more than what we are use to but well worth the extra money . I think they will be the last clothes pins I need. Durability, ease of use, easy to work, looks size (great for small children) very satisfied
Grandma's Clothes Pegs
Oct 19, 2016
Because of nerve problems in my hands I couldn't use the spring type clothes pins. And due to the high winds here, most wooden pegs would let loose, me chasing my clothes over the hither and yon! And they'd often break, because they couldn't stretch over my sweat shirts, flannel lined jeans, etc. Well, I tried my Grandma's clothes pegs and they fit over everything from sheets to the heaviest sweat shirt, held through 30 mph wind gusts that day, and I could use them right handed!!!! Only had to use two hands over the heaviest items. I did say I have nerve issues in my hands? I'm big into recycling, reusing and repurposing, and these pegs fit that beautifully too. I'm sold and would recommend them (and have) to anyone and everyone! Thank you for thinking about doing these, making them, and Lehman's for selling them!
Aug 19, 2016
These clothespins are awesome. I live in Hawaii and have used these pins multiple times per week for the past two years, and have been very pleased with them. Yes, they do stretch out briefly if you are pinning up something thick, such as a sock or thick placemat; but after use, they return back to their original shape. We get a lot of rain and wind here, so we use an all-plastic clothesline, and I like really like that you can feel and hear these pins "snap" securely onto the clothesline; if I don't hear or feel them snap, I know I need to adjust the pin right then, and so don't have to worry about the sheets blowing into the neighbor's yard. (The holes on the pins are just wide enough that I can definitely imagine that if you were using an all-cotton, part-cotton, or wire clothesline, these pins might not work quite as well on they do with the plastic line.) I bought two sets of pins and have found that quantity to be sufficient for nearly all of our laundry; the only time I've come close to running short on pins, is when I've done a lot of housecleaning and am washing all of our cleaning rags at once. ;-)
Mar 16, 2016
I have had these for over a year. They stretch out & do not hold the clothes on the line on windy days. I am very disappointed in them.
Aug 28, 2015
I have had these for a few months now and find they work very well. They have held up in terrific wind and don't allow clothes to slip down the line (I have a 1/4 cotton/poly line). Also the price is reasonable for the number you get and the fact that they actually work. With those things being said, however, there are several things about these that I do not like. First, they make a very irritating squeaking sound when hanging up cotton clothes. Also, they are a somewhat sticky type plastic and dirt seems to want to stick to them, especially the grooves in the top sides of the pin. Also, due to their shape, they cannot open wide enough to accommodate hanging two socks by the toes together. (they do hold up two clothing articles overlapped, just not socks, as the socks have 4 layers at the toes). They are also a bit bulky. Finally, plastic just doesn't have a nice feel to it like a real wooden pin, but that's doesn't affect the usefulness of the product at all. It's just subjective I have several other types of clothes pegs too (Extreme Pegs stainless steel made in Italy, Pincinox stainless steel made in France, and samples of some American made all wood heavy duty clothespins with stainless springs. All 4 types work wonderfully, and I like each for different reasons. The non-Grandma's pegs open wider, but all hold up in the wind great. You would be pleased with any of these types.
Aug 11, 2015
Good & sturdy, holds thick fabrics easily. Does not stay on the wire clothes-line though, falls right off if not holding something, must be kept in a basket.
May 27, 2015
Pins stretch out and don't hold clothes on the line after a fe
May 24, 2015
These are very nice and look durable. But don't let your dog get hold of them! My mixed poodle thought it was a new bone.
May 5, 2015
Living at the top of a hill with a clothes line that faces west, hanging clothes has always been a struggle against the wind. These clothes pins held my husband's work jeans on a windy day, sheets stayed in place and our heaviest towels did not fly to the neighbors yard! My husband tossed out our old wood spring clips and said we need more of Grandma's Pegs!
Mar 3, 2015
Well said,Nicholas DiBiase,06-16-14 !! I agree with you 100%. These are the ones I needed in high winds of Northern AZ! They hang right on at 35 to 40 mph! I made sure I had enough so I bought 2 packs. Glad I need, I LOVE them and my clothesline! I've already saved the cost of one on my electric and my clothes don't fly away and I don't have broken spring pins all over! Thank you for a great green set of pins.So worth every penny!
Nov 18, 2014
These clothes pins open up a bit more when it is hot, and when I first got them they were a bit sticky. However, with time not only did they resume their original shape, but the stickiness wore off. I will probably buy another batch just because one isn't enough to replace the cheap spring ones that I have.
Jun 16, 2014
I've been using these pins exclusively for all my laundry for about a month. They are far, far superior to either the spring-hinge or the wooden peg type of pin -- more durable, doesn't snag clothing, will accommodate clothes of any type no matter how thick or thin, fast and easy to use. I store these in a bag outdoors in the heat of the Phoenix summer, with no apparent ill effects. Absolutely well worth the price. One of the best new products I've encountered.
Feb 10, 2014
These are really well-designed and durable clothespins. They've got a great dense feel, but they're still flexible enough to slip over even very heavy fabrics. I've been using these on my basement clothesline for months and I'm very impressed. If you've got a clothesline and you're not using these, then you're doing it wrong. Disclaimer: I am an employee of Lehman's.
Dec 18, 2013
We looked all over for REAL clothespins...ones that truly hold your clothes on the line. These are the best we've found. Yes, they are expensive. But, if you want the push on springless design, they are the best you will ever find!