My musings, thoughts revelations and humorous observations on my life and life in general
While I was in Haiti last for my DTS, the only way to wash our clothes was by hand. There was a washer in our dorm, but it was reserved for housekeeping and staff purposes only. My fellow classmates (who were Haitian) tried to teach me how to laundry their way, but then decided that my laundry washing skills were not up to their standards, and continued to wash my clothes for me. I made sure to keep them well stocked with soap, they would do my laundry in no time flat, and it was a happy little circle of laundry doing goodness.
Now that we are staff, we have been granted access to the washer in the dorms, along with another washer that is much closer to where our apartment is. (I did the math, its about 1/10 of a mile to walk to the dorms from our apartment, plus a flight of stairs to get to the washer and about 1/4 of that distance and only the stairs to our apartment to get to the other washer. So, much closer)
Welllllll..... About a week after we arrived, the closer washer broke. So, as you can already assume, we were down to one washer..... the really far away one (#firstworldproblems) After a few weeks of lugging laundry and baby to the washer and back, I decided that I was going to attempt to wash our laundry in the guest bathroom. (What was I thinking?????)
After reading up a bit on the subject, and remembering my (failed) Haitian laundry lessons, I have developed my own method.
So, without further introduction.... here is my tutorial for washing clothes......