Doing laundry off grid when there is no nearby river or lake is something that has to be planned because all water has to be caught or brought. I have a few techniques for dealing with this.
I do a little bit of wash on the old glass scrub board if, for example, there is something that might stain. Otherwise I put it in my Chicken Little backpack and drive to town to throw it in the wash at Lavergne’s on Montreal Street in Kingston. I only want to do one load at a time because I bring it back to dry and have only so much fence to hang it on. In wanting to allow only let one load get dirty, I have to decide what to wear by the week. What I mean, is if I choose to wear red then I stick to red/pink/yellow all week, like wise, blue/purple/green and black/grey/brown… in order to keep my clothing from being dull and yucky from mixing them all in together in a load. In other words, my laundry dictates my weekly wardrobe. When it is time to wash the bedding, I remove my spare helmet put this under Baby’s seat, I don’t like to do this because one never knows if they will need to take an extra rider, but I also don’t want to have to take two trips to the city. It makes it a bit squishy with two loads, because I only have so much fence to dry things on. Maybe I will put in a clothes line?
To save money, I bring my soap with me and when the wash is done, I bring it home and hang it out to dry. I like to be back with it by noon so that it can dry in the afternoon sun.
I read this stuff and i think Im reading a blog my parents would write. This is how they live.