I just hop in the tub with my blankets and such and stomp on them with my feet.
Muzhik, good tips. I am thinking if you put the lid back on the bucket with a hole drilled in the top for the plunder handle you'd have not much splashing if you were to do this in front of the tv. It must take forever for them to dry though, I can only squeeze out so much water by hand. I want a ringer at least no matter what else I end up using for washing.
Here's my recipe for homemade soap if you want to save even more money, it's ridiculously easy cheap as anything too.
It costs about 2 cents per regular load of laundry with that recipe I posted. I've yet to see commercially sold soap at that price!
We don't have a microwave (never have) and no spare bedroom either... sounds like a lot of work too. I think I'll keep looking for a ringer, even the kids could manage a manual one so they can help with that part. Or we'll build a bike powered spinner, heh.
I just hop in the tub with my blankets and such and stomp on them with my feet. And the kids help too. Then let them drain a bit. I was thinking about rollerpins and making a ringer out of old ones from the thrift store?
T. Joy wrote:I did a search for alternative washing machines here but didn't come up with much. Is anybody using something like the James Washer
I'm open to suggestion though...
Rebecca Norman wrote:If you find that clotheslines leave your clothes wrinkly, maybe you don't know about snapping the items once or twice before hanging them.
(Obvious for those who know, I'm sorry, but it seems that some people don't know that)
Joshua Myrvaagnes wrote:No, didn't know that!!! Glad you said something! My outfit will be snappier for it.
My mom used to do the same with her old Dodge Ram. Plenty of bumps on gravel roads means lots of agitation.
Alan Loy wrote:When camping we put clothes, water and soap in a tub in the back of the car. After travelling clothes are washed, just need to rinse.
If you need to travel during your week this might be a way of "stacking functions"
I guess it would work on other vehicles as well (tractor...)
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