We needed some new clothes pins. Out dryer was broken and so we needed to hang all of our laundry. The new clothes pins have a hard time holding up heavy clothing. The springs are not nearly as strong as the springs on my older clothes pins (also purchased at Wal Mart quite a few years ago). Very disappointed. Clothes pins that can't handle the weight of clothes and let them fall to the ground to get dirty are a total waste of money.