Simple Way to Wash Small Loads

Wash small loads of laundry in an empty jug to save water and money.
By Mark Rider
December 2011/January 2012
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I developed a cold while skiing in Canada, and found myself with too few handkerchiefs. Our hostel had a laundry where you could wash clothes, but it seemed wasteful to run a whole load for several handkerchiefs. I found an empty liquid-detergent jug in the laundry room, partially filled it with hot tap water, stuffed the handkerchiefs in, put on the cap and shook it for 30 seconds. Next, I rinsed several times and then pulled the clean handkerchiefs out. It was remarkably effective.

Mark Rider
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin








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