Laundry Alternatives: Wonder Wash and Mini-Countertop Spin Dryer

ResourcefulMommy has challenged me to post about my laundry situation. Truly this post was tailor made for me — pun intended.

Of all my household tasks I love doing laundry the most. There is something quite satisfying about having a pile of darks, lights, and inbetweens and transforming them in to a neatly folded laundry basket o’ clean clothes. The only problem is that I don’t do laundry everyday. Why you ask? Well, like Tara my laundry room is in the basement. Very inconvenient. Very difficult to negotiate this mess o’ toys every day.

The laundry room is far enough away that I tend to forget about it for a few days. When I finally descend to the dark depths of the playroom because one of my children needs a clean sports uniform. I see this…

…a tall pile of laundry. This pile is from a good day. Usually the pile stretches across the front of the washer and dryer and stands at least two feet tall.

Here’s my laundryroom…I do keep some order by having a rack beside the dryer. On the rack I hang washed clothes that I plan to consign.

A nice, freshly dryed batch of clothes ready to be folded. Now you’ll notice that I have light colored towels in with dark socks. This was probably one of my “Help! I need to do laundry STAT days!” — so this load was washed on the cold setting to prevent running of colors.

Sadly I have a tub of odd socks. At last count I have 37 odd socks. I have searched the house, looked under couches, checked sock drawers for mismatched socks, and looked behind the washer and dryer. We have a sock thief to be sure.

At times I even need to go to WalMart to buy new socks to replace the socks that are stolen by the sock thief.
ResourcefulMommy blogged about the Wonderwash and Mini-Countertop Spin Dryer from Laundry Alternative — the space saving, time saving, energy saving Green Clean solution for your laundry needs! I really want both of these! Why? Read on…

The Wonderwash cleans a five pound load in minutes using less water water and detergent. As seen on The Rachael Ray Show the WonderWash uses a patented pressure system, so that you can wash — a week’s worth of dress shirts, 10 t-shirts, 30 pairs of socks, bibs, cloth diapers, burp clothes….the list goes on and on.

The Wonderwash reminds me of the combo washing machine and dryer that my Grandma used. To run the washer she attached a hose from her kitchen sink fawcet to the back of the washing machine. As the washing machine filled with water, it would start moving around the kitchen. As kids we learned to stay out of the way of the moving washing machine. The machine would spin dry the clothes after the wash cycle was completed. My Grandma would then hang all the clothes on two enormously long washing lines in her backyard. Once all the clothes were on the line she hoisted both lines up in the air with the use of a long pole. The laundry would take hours to dry in northern England’s damp climate.

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