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Created July 24, 2011 at 1:38 PM

What is the best way to clean clothes without laundry facilities...or running water? The least time consuming I might add.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

good advice. Does this apply to the corpere also??

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on July 27, 2011
at 02:08 AM

No comprendo corpere.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on July 25, 2011
at 05:42 PM

I love that it runs on people power.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 25, 2011
at 01:15 PM

Thanks for the item. I will be buying one and saving myself the trip to the laundromat(not my idea of a fun night out).

8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba

(1724)

on July 25, 2011
at 01:15 PM

You don't need anything fancy to add to a bucket. Most people in the world use a bucket of water and soap. Depending on how much you care, you can just let the clothes soak, rinse them and hang them to dry or you can scrub them a bit.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on July 25, 2011
at 12:05 AM

Ditto. Used to be in costuming. Used to use this method for stink.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 24, 2011
at 09:55 PM

There is an online Amish supply store that sells a nifty plunger thing for doing laundry in a bucket. Easy peasy, no laundromat. You can use pretty much any soap for small loads like this too, it is mostly the water that does the cleaning.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 24, 2011
at 09:49 PM

We used to do this when I was costuming and certain pieces couldn't be washed or dry cleaned. 1/2 water, 1/2 cheap vodka, spritz away, hang it up to dry in front of a fan or window and most of the stink will evaporate.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 24, 2011
at 04:34 PM

I hear you. I usually wear them for at least two go-arounds but...when the inevitable wash arrives what's a boy to do? Mainly I ask this question as I will be living in a 5th wheel for a time and would prefer not to lug laundry to the laundromat as I will be out on the farm(a little ways away).

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on July 24, 2011
at 01:46 PM

oh, personman. i get such a kick out of imagining your day to day life. thank you for being you.

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B2f9eb0ad9240af98a71c23ae89ef6ad

on July 24, 2011
at 01:54 PM

Vodka in a spray bottle, of course.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 24, 2011
at 09:49 PM

We used to do this when I was costuming and certain pieces couldn't be washed or dry cleaned. 1/2 water, 1/2 cheap vodka, spritz away, hang it up to dry in front of a fan or window and most of the stink will evaporate.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on July 25, 2011
at 12:05 AM

Ditto. Used to be in costuming. Used to use this method for stink.

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B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on July 25, 2011
at 02:32 AM

I have camped next to someone who had a WonderWash They let me borrow it and it really did an amazing job with just a few drops of dr Bronners liquid castile soap.

I would recommend a wonder wash and a clothesline.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 25, 2011
at 01:15 PM

Thanks for the item. I will be buying one and saving myself the trip to the laundromat(not my idea of a fun night out).

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on July 25, 2011
at 05:42 PM

I love that it runs on people power.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 24, 2011
at 11:59 PM

if you have neither "laundry facilities" nor "running water" it, probably, means you are in a place where it doesn't matter that much if your clothes are clean or not

but if not - what's the point? i, myself, have stopped using detergents but i do laundry my clothes in a washing machine (i wear only black, and as you generally can't see dirt on the black, the logic goes that it is "clean" if it doesn't stink)

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on July 24, 2011
at 08:43 PM

Sunlight is naturally anti-bacterial...just hang them in the sun for a few days!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

good advice. Does this apply to the corpere also??

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on July 27, 2011
at 02:08 AM

No comprendo corpere.

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446d2dddaeeccb2cc31a09cf20e40d46

on July 24, 2011
at 01:56 PM

Option one: don't wear them, they'll stay clean.

Seriously:

Option two: don't wear them for a while, hang them outside, let the wind and perhaps even some rain do the work. Doesn't matter how your clothes smell, if you just don't wear them for some days, they'll be better-ish :) (experienced this multiple times on long hikes)

Also buying clothes made of less-smelly fabric should help. I wouldn't want anything else than my Icebreaker clothes, but they'll cost you...

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on July 24, 2011
at 02:08 PM

considering my washer is acting up again, the timing of your question couldn't be better!

I always wear jeans/pants, sweaters several times anyways but you get to a point where you MUST do something and fast! Airing them out is helpful but only gets you so far as well.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 24, 2011
at 09:55 PM

There is an online Amish supply store that sells a nifty plunger thing for doing laundry in a bucket. Easy peasy, no laundromat. You can use pretty much any soap for small loads like this too, it is mostly the water that does the cleaning.

8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba

(1724)

on July 25, 2011
at 01:15 PM

You don't need anything fancy to add to a bucket. Most people in the world use a bucket of water and soap. Depending on how much you care, you can just let the clothes soak, rinse them and hang them to dry or you can scrub them a bit.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 24, 2011
at 04:34 PM

I hear you. I usually wear them for at least two go-arounds but...when the inevitable wash arrives what's a boy to do? Mainly I ask this question as I will be living in a 5th wheel for a time and would prefer not to lug laundry to the laundromat as I will be out on the farm(a little ways away).

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