|Posted at 10:58 AM on June 11, 2009|
M-J’s Clothes-Washing Routine
One of my favorite themes here and on the Elegant Survival News blog is getting by without electricity. For now, I use a computer, and someday, when the power-grids fail because of ridiculous energy-restrictions, I am going to adapt to the new situation with my usual vigor.
~~Copyright M-J de Mesterton, 2009
Wash-Water Additives, Laundry Boosters
Hydrogen Peroxide (for white items with stubborn stains)
Sometimes I use a combination of the above additives, depending upon the stains at hand.
For wringing clothes, I sometimes use The Absorber, available at auto-supply stores.
When it is raining, I use a wooden laundry-rack instead of hanging clothes outside. If you live in an apartment, plastic hangers on an extra shower-rod, placed in the middle of the area above the tub, works well, too, with adequate ventilation.
If the power goes out, or disappears altogether (with the ridiculous restrictions on energy-production in the U.S., you never know what may happen), there is an alternative to the food-processor and blender: the hand-operated foodmill. Lehman’s, a company of which I am fond and have featured here at Elegant Survival several times, has an affordable, efficient one.