So, when I use the washing machine the water comes back up on us rather than flowing out.
Big pain, Big mess.
As a family of 6, we have to have our Monday wash day!
So, instead of fretting, we started living out what I have been pondering on... we put our homesteading skills to use and were VERY happy with the results.
The kids were so diligent and eager to help. They were very surprised to see just how dirty some of the clothes (Papa's work clothes) were! Realizing that they need to be separated and saved for last! :)
We used two galvanized tubs, and my scrub board.
If we had a wringer that would have been perfect... instead we wrung them out as well as we could and the clothes line and the sun took care of the rest.
Let me just put this plug in for line drying your clothes.
The sun is AMAZING for whites! Honestly!
Yesterday after washing some of our whites, there was a spot on a crocheted cardigan of mine. We scrubbed but the spot was still visible.
After line drying for a few hours, the spot is now hardly noticeable! I was thrilled!
You save money. No bleach. Good, hard work! And it's fun!
Even if you feel that this isn't for you. Give it a try once, it is great fun!