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let's say the power's out and you need clean clothes....

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  • #16
    We too have a wash tub and a scrubbing board. Not sure who will get that job. I guess it will be shared.

    Not a bad idea to take a look at the antique stores to pick up old tools and accessories that work. This will give chordless a whole new meaning.
    The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you are stupid, and make bad decisions.

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    • #17
      I was at our local town flea market and found an old washboard. I picked it up then looked at some videos on how to use it :D. Plus I use a clothes line so I'm good with drying.
      Survived another day... Now to do it again....

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      • #18
        I'd crank up my generator and run the automatic washer assuming there is water. I keep quite a few of extention cords around for my work, which would come in handy should I need them at home.

        I also have a large wash tub that I can wash the dog in (when I had a dog), just can't throw the thing away.

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        • #19
          when I lived alone and washed everything by hand a bucket did just fine.

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          • #20
            Last summer I made myself a,bucket washer from a square 5 gallon bucket with a lid, and a new toilet plunger. I don' use it alot, as I tend to take mass amounts of laundry to.moms to wash (and get real.internet), but I used the bucket washer the other day to wash some tshirts.

            It easily washes clothes clean in a few minutes. I only put 3-5 t-hirts in at once, or 2 pairs of jeans, in order to get more squishability. I use liquid laundry soap, or dishsoap, or Dr Bronners. Then wring out, then 1-2 rinses. All in cold water. Water goes onto my plants.

            I am making a human powered washing machine for fun, (and for my legs) as a project next.

            Cedar

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            • #21

              I think I'd just turn the power back on and use my normal machine. Gotta love solar!

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              • #22
                I would venture to guess we all have at least one sink, and probably a bath tub. Fill it with water and start scrubbing. Keep a separate bucket for rinsing, and hang on the shower curtain rod. This shouldn't be an insurmountable problem.
                The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

                Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you are stupid, and make bad decisions.

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