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frater_secessus [Doing laundry]
lifestyle:faq_laundry [2020/02/09 11:21]
frater_secessus [wringing]
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-Words of Wisdom: ​ "What really helps both methods is the clothes I choose to begin with. They'​re almost exclusively campwear, beach wear, sports wear, that sort of thing. My work outfits are dark, plain-colored board shorts or swim trunks with the webbing cut out, and long-sleeve black "​[[https://​amzn.to/​38e6cfO|DriWorks]]"​ shirts. My "going out" clothes are just decent looking performance garments meant for camping/​hiking/​outdoorsy stuff, and a couple decent polos. The only cotton stuff I have anymore are socks, underbritches,​ and a couple denim jeans that I try not to wear." -- tatertom((https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​vandwellers/​comments/​bcir5p/​how_do_you_do_laundry/​ekrk86e/​))+[[lifestyle:​words_of_wisdom|Words of Wisdom:]]  "​What really helps both methods is the clothes I choose to begin with. They'​re almost exclusively campwear, beach wear, sports wear, that sort of thing. My work outfits are dark, plain-colored board shorts or swim trunks with the webbing cut out, and long-sleeve black "​[[https://​amzn.to/​38e6cfO|DriWorks]]"​ shirts. My "going out" clothes are just decent looking performance garments meant for camping/​hiking/​outdoorsy stuff, and a couple decent polos. The only cotton stuff I have anymore are socks, underbritches,​ and a couple denim jeans that I try not to wear." -- tatertom((https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​vandwellers/​comments/​bcir5p/​how_do_you_do_laundry/​ekrk86e/​))
  
  
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 ===== wringing ===== ===== wringing =====
  
-Wring is removal of excess water before drying.  ​+Wring is removal of excess water before drying.  ​This speeds drying time, reducing the opportunity for mold/mildew to grow, and keeps water from dripping in the drying area.
  
 ==== roller ==== ==== roller ====
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 ==== centrifugal ==== ==== centrifugal ====
  
-Salad spinners and similar devices may be used to fling out some water, but they are difficult to balance. ​ The largest item Secessus was able to spin-dry was a pair of calf-length socks.+Salad spinners and similar ​hand-powered ​devices may be used to fling out some water, but they are difficult to balance. ​ The largest item Secessus was able to spin-dry was a pair of calf-length socks.
  
 +Some have reported good luck with powered spinners.
  
  
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 {{http://​img.mousetrap.net/​pm/​IMG_20180108_123151.jpg?​200 }}Clothesline drying is the most common method of off-grid clothes drying. ​  Lines can be stretched across open doors, tent poles, hung from awnings, etc.  {{http://​img.mousetrap.net/​pm/​IMG_20180108_123151.jpg?​200 }}Clothesline drying is the most common method of off-grid clothes drying. ​  Lines can be stretched across open doors, tent poles, hung from awnings, etc. 
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 +===== storing dirty clothes =====
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 +Allow clothes to dry out a bit before putting them in a ventilated (mesh?) bag.  This will prevent them from mildewing.  ​
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 +==== further reading ====
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 +  * CaneyJ describes [[https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​vandwellers/​comments/​3ofvsn/​a_frugal_resource_onboard_laundry_option/​|testing serveral laundry methods]]
  
  
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