Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Laundry Day - Old School

So it was snowy on Sunday, rainy on Monday, and beautiful today. I had to do some laundry. I can't turn down a sunny, lightly breezy day that will perfectly dry my clothes and linens.

While I washed several loads inside the house, I also used my "outdoor washing machine" to do a couple more. Of course, this isn't the complete washing machine you see here, because I'm not in the picture.

Here we can see that the extra capacity tub can easily handle an extra large comfortor with room to spare.

Here the advanced design of the agitator can be seen. Actually, this is a really cool tool. It fits inside a 5 gallon bucket or a 50 gallon "bucket". The plunger is designed to actually push water through the fibers on the downward thrust and then suction it back up through on the lift. I provided the "motor". I used my usual homemade laundry soap and some baking soda in the wash cycle and then some vinegar and essential grapefruit oil in the rinse cycle.

And of course you need a dryer that can handle this big stuff. Fortunately, that's not a problem. I have a high capacy dryer as well!

And of course it's always a pleasure hanging out laundry with such a beautiful view!

So, no, I'm not a complete freak. I got the washing agitator for the very specific reason that huge comfortors and heavy blankets don't really wash well or come out super clean in my home washer and I don't like hanging out at laundromats to uses the mega capacity washers that everyone uses for their nastiest jobs. This really fits the bill, gets me some exercise, and makes all the heavy bedding look and smell wonderful.


LollyChops said...

How cool! You had me chuckling the whole time!

I need one of these... but my high capacity dryer is basically non existent. hmmmm All I need is a nice balcony with mountains in the background right?

ssimm1rg said...

nice snow capped mountain view you have there! what a beautiful day.