During a power outage, you will need clean clothes. Take the time to gather a few things from around the house and learn how easy hand washing laundry is.
When the average person thinks about hand washing laundry, the image of some pioneer woman bending over a large metal tub and running clothing over a washboard comes to mind. Some may think of it in other terms but you get the idea. Hand washing, rinsing, and line drying is a lot of work!
Consider how many people would be in a bind if they couldn’t use their washers and dryers. Not many have alternatives or back up systems in place. Then, there is the actual water consumption and that water likely needs to be hauled. Beyond all of that, though, is the fact that people don’t know how to hand wash their clothing. Sure, they may have the general concepts down, but no actual experience. While simple, there is a skill to hand washing laundry.
After a grid down situation, people will still need clean clothes! By getting a few things around the house, you may find that you already have what you need – minus a washboard of course. The truth is, you don’t need a washboard, you just need something to really agitate the clothing with and something to put them in. Here’s some more information, tips, and tricks!