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Old 02-15-2018, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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I do occasionally have to presoak something. I limit my purchases to items that are permanent press and do not bleed colors. My ties are the only things that have to be dry cleaned. I stopped wearing suits to church years ago.

It was a great day when I moved into my own house with my own washer and dryer. They are always clean and always work properly. Laundromat dryers would sometimes go berserk and over-dry clothes into a wrinkled mess. My washer and dryer are basic units that only have cotton and permanent press settings. I bought them in 1988 and expect them to be part of my estate.
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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By Hand? Sorry, I don't understand the question, any YouTube links? lol

Everything goes into my washer/dryer, and if I'm feeling particular adventurous I will sit on it while its on fast spin and smile. win-win!
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:15 AM
 
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I have to say that I have a machine in my apartment and certainly use it to sheets and towels routinely. But in the past year I have begun to give my underwear and shirts a hand scrub with a bar of soap in the crotch or armpits, and then just put them through a rinse cycle of 27 min. in cold water. I am largely sedentary and sit around in lounging shorts, so the clothes I wear going out don't get sweaty.
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Life was simple then... we had soap curds..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ardOk6QTtuY
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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Everything goes in the washing machine. The ones that say "hand wash" go in the delicate/handwashing cycle.

Except for undergarments, pajamas, towels, sheets--everything else gets hung to dry. Now I do think the Dryer is harsh on clothes, hence why I hang most of my clothes to dry.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Hickville USA
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^^^same here^^^ there are a couple of things I SHOULD have hand washed but didn't and they got ruined but I figure that's a risk I'm willing to take in order to not have to hand wash anything. Delicate cycle isn't so delicate sometimes.

I also hang dry most of my shirts/tops because I don't want them to shrink in the dryer.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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Done it by hand in the last year when washer went out.

I suggest using pink zote bar soap whil taking a shower. Just ‘take a shower’ with your clothes on and use the zote soap to clean your clothes.

You can find it in the laundry section of most supermarkets and discount stores
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:01 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SFL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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I know this is an old thread, but thought this might be a worthy contribution to the idea of hand washing.
We actually own one of these. It is for camping/RV'ing, and when we have delicates. It works on pressure, and really cleans the clothing as good as a regular washing machine. Warm water and pressure drives the soil out of the clothing. We rinse twice, as it really does remove a lot of dirt.

I think it would be excellent for people who have no access to electricity, and a small amount of water, such as the OP.

https://www.lehmans.com/product/pressure-handwasher/
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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They have funny products - this is also a hand washer... lol :
https://www.lehmans.com/product/rapid-laundry-washer/
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:12 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SFL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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LOL! That is funny Elnina. Looks like a giant metal plunger. But the one we have works on centrifugal force. You just crank it vertically about 3 to 5 mins. The warm water builds up pressure in the tank and pulls loose the soil.

The one you found at Lehman's looks like a fail by my standards. Too much like beating your clothes on a rock by the creek kind of thing
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