CTWW – Daily Challenge

Today’s challenge is about laundry.

When the weather is nice, my younger daughter and I enjoy doing our laundry outside. We have a simple bucket that we fill with cold water and a little detergent and then using a plunger we “wash” our laundry. After we are done washing we wring it in our beautiful antique wringer.

laundrywringer
These pictures were taken 2 years ago, I can’t believe how young she looks!

Then we hang it on the laundry line to dry in the breeze. I love watching the clothes (or fabric) blowing in the breeze!

One day I would like to own one of these! Younger daughter got to try it out at a local event we attended.

No you don’t have to go the direction we did with your laundry, but there are small changes you can make. Use cold water, use dye free detergents or better yet something natural like Soap Nuts, and hang your clothes outside to dry!

See you tomorrow for the next challenge!

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3 comments on “CTWW – Daily Challenge

  1. Small Footprints on said:

    Oh I just love this!! When I was a kid, my grandmother had a wringer. I adored helping her on laundry day (my job was to wring the clothes out). And then we’d hang everything … and it would all smell so good!! There is something very peaceful and right about watching the clothes sway gently in the breeze. Sadly, I now live in an apartment and they don’t allow line hanging on the property. When I next move, I’ll be searching for a place which will allow me to do so!

    • It is surprising where you are not allowed to hang lines. There are several neighborhoods that have rules about it. It’s a shame, because it is such a wonderful, peaceful experience! I hope you get your place with a place to hang your clothes :-)

  2. Mama Diane on said:

    My MIL has always used a wringer washer as they don’t have much water pressure to fill a modern day laundry machine. She also hangs them out to dry no matter what time of year. They do get mighty stiff in WI winters. I love your plunger idea for agitation.

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