I got these a few days ago, a purchase, as I am trying to find a better clothespin. I am so tired of the little, chintzy pins offered in stores. I have used these for a couple of washes on the line, and they do fine. They have a better "profile" than regular clothespins, and don't look so "washday." So, if your clothesline is visible from the street or the neighbors, this would be an excellent choice. Hanging clothes to dry on hangers, as I do, also improves the appearance of a clothesline immensely. I use these clips with the clothes hangers, for socks, jeans, underwear, etc., as that way, my short line will hold four to five times more, using hangers and these clips where needed.