100 wooden pegs from Bunnings for $3.
So much better than plastic ones which get brittle fairly quickly even without being in the sun all that long. Spend the extra dollar for double the pegs which will actually last.
Which ones are better for the environment?
Do you seriously think you're making a difference for the environment…
I'm not saying not to do it, but I'm saying in general, as an individual. Corporations preach the most about it and do the least about it.
I'm not the only one buying pegs.
I'm not aware of any corporations buying up big on pegs.
@4agte: not pegs, but 'stickies' and 'little shop' promotions. waste of plastic whilst charging you for plastic bags…
Honestly, no clue.
If I had to take a guess though I’d say the wooden ones. Only due to the materials and energy that go into making plastics along with the fact that wood is a renewable source and a carbon sink.
Wood ones rot in the rain and leave marks
Can’t say any of the Bunnings one I linked to have rotten, but I don’t leave them in the rain for very long if at all, so I’d have to take your word on that.
Was going to post the same thing, often with damp clothes, the wood leaves stains on the clothes.
Never again buying wooden ones.
I take the plastic ones inside after reach use, so they don't degrade as quickly as those people who leave their pegs out on the line 24/7.
I actually found them at 50 cents in Adelaide. Proof: https://i.imgur.com/MfFaRPY.jpg
Can I please ask what store in Adelaide did you find them ?
These are miles better than plastic ones. Dunno what nonsense about rotting and marking clothes is about (lol)
Pegs, pogs for adults.
Can't wait to try this 'pegging' thing!
Brace yourself sqeeksqeek, I'm going in dry.
I bought these and the OzB favourite Reva pegs last year. More than half of the Aldi ones broke already while the Reva's are going as strong as they were when new!
Did you get the original made in Australia Reva pegs, or the made in China ones? I’m curious to know if they’ve maintained quality and durability.
I agree, the ALDI ones are pretty junk and don’t last long at all, whilst my Reva (Australia) are still strong and have maintained most of their colour. I usually take them off the line a and pop them in a basket so they’re not getting baked each day, but still the ALDI ones crumble away.
You get a mixed bag with the Reva nowadays, literally. The China made don't last near as long, they deteriorate faster. At least you do still get some AU made in the bag which last a very long time.
Im sure they are made in china. Good thing is that they are maintaining the quality.
Reva pegs (the jumbo ones) are my fave.
I rate Reva jumbos for jeans, towels, sheets, etc. but don't like the vanilla ones at all.
Totally, and Reva is Made In Australia.
Not more recently they aren't.
Have to agree - the Aldi ones snap very easily - don't think I have any left
I couldn’t recommend these. I don’t leave them on the line but they are in a basket outside(not full sun) and even though they are advertised as Uv stabilised, The handle ends snaps off when squeezed.
Yeah I've seen these at ALDI in the past, looked at them but passed as they seem crap quality. I prefer Reva, even Chinese Reva coated to these.
These are both good quality and cheap. I'll be buying another pack.
Pegs for 1.99 vs risk of COVID from going to Aldi
How do you get food to eat then.
I bought a bunch of cheap stainless steel ones from AliExpress a couple of years ago and they're lasting really well. At first I thought they looked small compared to our usual plastic ones but they hold just as much. If they get ridden over by the kids' bikes then they're fine, the most they need is maybe bent back into shape whereas plastic ones usually snap.
I'm not buying plastic pegs again.
Agreed - stainless steel pegs were one of my best purchases last year. Bit more of an outlay but I can't see them ever breaking.
I paid $20 for 120 pegs.
I’ve been using Kmart’s $48 for $2. The previous version lasted almost 3 years.
Also I recommend Daiso’s hanging mesh bag for keeping your pegs.
I also like the kmart pegs for normal clothes.
Might just be a dodgy batch but I bought a pack that was all teal and they snap easily.
Try to find a pack that is multi-coloured like in the preview pic.
I've been using the Ikea clothes peg Torkis for 3 years and still works fine. BUT recently bugs or something have been laying eggs/making cocoons on it, super gross and weird.
Maybe put them all in a mesh bag or similar and run them through the washing machine with the next lot of clothes??
Washing machine cleans a lot of things well - I did that recently with my electric toothbrush head because it was getting a bit mouldy on the inside - and I didn't want to use bleach.
Restored it to brand new.
My experience with these pegs is that they only last up to two years in the weather (frosts, heat etc) compared to the Reva pegs which last 6 + years. If you are only using the pegs inside then go for it.
From previous experience, these pegs don't last long if you leave them pegged on the line. I imagine they keep far longer if stored in a container when not being used.
Although they Aldi pegs look identical to the Reva branded pegs you get at other retailers, the Reva branded pegs last far longer. Personally, if you leave your pegs on the line after unpegging your clothes, stick with the Reva branded pegs.