Tested: Getting to grips with gypsy pegs


Twenty fucking quid

With online shopping making shopping a less ‘going out’ experience, it’s lovely to buy something occasionally face-to-face.

Even if that face belongs to an aggressive and heavily bruised gypsy, with the threat of a curse hanging over your purchasing decision.

And so it was that I found myself in possession of not one but 15 wooden pegs. I couldn’t wait to test them and let you know how I got on!

Typical for these days my pegs arrived without instructions, although the vendor had mentioned they were used for ‘drying clothes’. I was sceptical, but they seemed to be solid and well-made. Who was I to argue?

With so much of my washing leaving the washing machine wet, I knew this was the time to put my pegs to the test. Undeterred, I added a handful to a full load in my tumble dryer, and the results were as you might expect.

So there you have it. It’s hard to say for sure but the pegs seemed to work wonderfully, with my linens ending up dry as I so often take for granted.

The only downside is the price. At £20 each they’re eye-wateringly expensive. As she explained to me, the price is out of her control because EC law dictates that she’s not allowed to carry any change.

So, in summary: If you’re lucky enough to be persistently offered pegs even after pretending to be out, I’d recommend you buy them, just to be on the safe side.

Review by Melody Hallet