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I washed some of my clothes and my husband’s
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Spot cleaning
Spot cleaning
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Full-on washing
Full-on washing
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Rinsing
Rinsing
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Out to dry
Out to dry
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Dave Burton wrote:This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit you will manually wash your clothes and dry them on a clothesline.


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Step
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Wash Clothes Manually



First, you need to wash your clothes by hand. This can be done as simply as you want, with just a bucket and your hands, or as complicated as desired, with various manual contraptions.

Here are some articles on washing clothes manually.
  - Hand Wash Clothes Correctly
  - How to Wash Clothes by Hand
  - Hand Wash Clothes to Save Money
  - Easiest Green Methods to Wash Clothes
  - How to Hand Wash Clothes in 9 Steps
  - Hand Washing Clothes with a Plunger
  - Wash Clothes with a Washboard
  - Hand Washing with a Bucket











Step
2

Dry Clothes on Clothesline



Second, you need to dry the clothes on a clothesline.

Here are some articles on drying clothes with a clothesline (and additional methods).
  - Drying Clothes on a Clothesline
  - How to Hang Laundry
  - Drying Clothes Without a Dryer
  - Drying Clothes Without a Clothesline









To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - manual clothes washer, bathtub or large bucket
  - dry on a clothesline or drying rack
  - at least “a standard load” (about eight large items and a bunch of socks and undies, etc.)

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
 - post two pics of clothes being washed
 - post pic of clothes being dried (needs to show it hanging or lying out to dry)
 - post pic of clothes folded

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I am spot cleaning some stubborn stance.
I am spot cleaning some stubborn stance.
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Washing
Washing
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Hanging out to dry
Hanging out to dry
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Clean and folded
Clean and folded
 
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I picked a dull day to do laundry, and did a bigger load than usual, but many hours and changes of location later, the clothes are dry and folded!

I used organic refillable laundry liquid.  I think it's EcoVer.  It might actually have been the dish soap, but still eco-friendly!  xD
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A fine heap.
A fine heap.
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Progress.
Progress.
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More progress.
More progress.
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Drying attempt 1.
Drying attempt 1.
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Drying attempt 2.
Drying attempt 2.
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Fast-forward to the final frame!
Fast-forward to the final frame!
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Hello, SkIPPers! I washed laundry by hand today. I used a bucket system with a plunger, like the one in the video at the start of this bb. I also used minimal Oasis brand soap, (biodegradable) so that as I rinsed, I gave watery love to my growies. I hung them on an old umbrella to dry.
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The load to wash, my bucket washer, and soap
The load to wash, my bucket washer, and soap
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Water going in from the hose
Water going in from the hose
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Spinning on a tree
Spinning on a tree
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Drying
Drying
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Did some laundry using Paul's human powered washing machine and solar powered dryer. BEHOLD!
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