Laundry or hand wringers are the perfect way to remove excess water from your wash. Just by simply cranking the arm you can squeeze a majority of the wash water out!
Nope. This chore isn’t for everyone but as you can read here, I have a thing about laundry. I mean, how many people do you know that call this “chore” an art form? Ya, it’s a thing.
I’m just starting to learn how to do our wash by hand. As you can see from the video below I DO have some help from our old wringer washer Maybelle. Yes, she has a name. I respect the heck out of her. She does our jeans and heavy loads so I don’t have to. Much respect.
If this is a road you are heading down, using a hand wringer is a must. Don’t skimp on this item.
I’m a skimper.
I love a deal and trying to make do (ya, another thing) but I can’t stress this enough:
Invest in a quality wringer!
You want to get the maximum amount of water out of your clothing whether you decide to line dry or machine dry, the less water the quicker the dry time. Let’s face it, homesteading isn’t an 8 to 5 affair. Emergencies get in the way of your well thought out plans. Let’s say you want to do your laundry early in the day ~ trust me most times something comes up and you are scrambling later to get it finished. A great hand wringer quickens your dry time so you don’t have to leave your clothes hanging outside overnight or stay up until the wee hours waiting for your dryer timer to go off.
Having your clothes hanging out overnight is the universal symbol for rain, in case you weren’t aware.
Watch this video about my first attempts at the art of hand washing and maybe, just maybe it will become your thing too!
What’s your favorite way to do laundry?