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Response to Flaxbee (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 4, 2013, 09:26 PM

6. And here's where I get really crazy:

I don't have a washer. I use one of those crank hand washers (about $40) for the vast majority of my laundry. It takes about 5 loads for a week's laundry for 2 people, including sheets, and the laundry comes out cleaner than it did with the washing machine because you can build in an hour's soak, or even an overnight soak if you want. It also stores pretty easily. I bring comforters to the laundry 6 times a year, and that's all I use the machines for.

I also make my own laundry soap, which works better than store bought, and costs about a dollar a gallon.

So laundry, which used to cost me $40 or $50 a month is now almost free. But mostly I do it because it uses almost no electric, and is very green.

Edited to add: the washer is called a "Wonder washer"

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