If you’re frustrated by the cost of electricity or if you’ve chosen to live off of the grid, cleaning and drying laundry can start to be an important and time consuming issue. Let’s face it there’s nothing eco-friendly about dirty clothes. It’s always good to be prepared for a power shortage as well.
Have you considered doing some of your laundry by hand in a large wash tub and then using a hand wringer to get a lot of the water out. Then when you line dry it, it will be dry a lot quicker.
If you’ve been frustrated in your attempts at hand washing, it’s probably because you can’t get enough of the water out so that items will dry in a reasonable about of time. Seriously, you’re going to be shocked at how much more water a laundry wringer will get out than your hands. If you’ve got weak hands are arthritis, then you’ll be doubly surprised.
The laundry wringers attached to both round and square tubs, just like they did a hundred years ago. Single layer items like towels work the best. But you can certainly get a lot of water out of your heavy-duty jeans as well. It’s just that items with several layers or pockets don’t wring quite so well.
Even if you don’t want to do all your laundry by hand, you can certainly save energy by doing half of your laundry by hand. You’ll also be ready for a major power outage if you develop these skills ahead of time. Get your hand washing, laundry wringing, line drying system down pat on a good day and you’ll be set for a summer hurricane power outage. I know that our municipal water system works even when the electricity doesn’t. So if I have a tub and wringer I can at least kill time doing laundry. And yes clean clothes make everyone feel better in hot humid weather. Which always seems to come with hurricanes. At least where we live.