How would you hand/tub wash your bath/shower towels??? (1 Viewer)

Childgoddess

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Hi People!

I would really like to wash some bath/shower towels, would like to wash & hang dry to take a shower, but got no fundz to use a laundry machine either to wash/dry them, used my money for food, thinking of hand washing them in a relative's kitchen sink, since i got access to one. Anybody have any tips, advice on hand-washing bath/shower/beach towels in a sink, tub, basin???
 
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Sure!
Step 1. Add water to sink/tub/basin
Step 2.
Add soap to water in sink/tub/basin
Step 3.
Place the bath/shower/beach towels in the sink/tub/basin
Step 4.
Swish all that shit around vigorously in the sink/tub/basin with hands
Step 5.
Drain soapy water
Step 6.
Add water to sink/tub/basin
Step 7.
Swish all that shit around vigorously in the sink/tub/basin with hands
Step 8.
Drain less soapy water
Step 9.
Mash down on bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 10
Add water to sink/tub/basin
Step 11.
Swish all that shit around vigorously in the sink/tub/basin with hands
Step 12.
Drain even less soapy water
Step 13.
Mash down on bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 12.
Add water to sink/tub/basin
Step 13.
Swish all that shit around vigorously in the sink/tub/basin with hands
Step 14.
Drain even less soapy water
Step 15.
Mash down on bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 16.
Add water to sink/tub/basin
Step 17.
Mash down on bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 18.
Drain water
Step 19.
Mash down on bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 20.
Wring out bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 21.
Remove bath/shower/beach towels from sink/tub/basin
Step 22.
Locate clothesline/fence/object
Step 23.
Hang bath/shower/beach towels over clothesline/fence/object to dry.
 

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I've had to wash my clothes by hand for the last 5 years. Solid advice above.
To add to it.
I use castile soap and a cap of apple cider vinegar w the mama.
It's easier if you have a stick or pole to agitate with. End of of broom, etc.
I agitate once for 5 or so minutes, then let my clothes sit a half an hour to let the soap and vin pull out all the dirt and grease. Crazy how dirty the water will get in that time.
 

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If you're really traveling light, shampoo will do in a pinch. You can use it to wash your hair, body and clothes. Useful if you stay in motels or hotels from time to time and can swipe some supplies.
 

Faceplant

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Sure!
Step 1. Add water to sink/tub/basin
Step 2.
Add soap to water in sink/tub/basin
Step 3.
Place the bath/shower/beach towels in the sink/tub/basin
Step 4.
Swish all that shit around vigorously in the sink/tub/basin with hands
Step 5.
Drain soapy water
Step 6.
Add water to sink/tub/basin
Step 7.
Swish all that shit around vigorously in the sink/tub/basin with hands
Step 8.
Drain less soapy water
Step 9.
Mash down on bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 10
Add water to sink/tub/basin
Step 11.
Swish all that shit around vigorously in the sink/tub/basin with hands
Step 12.
Drain even less soapy water
Step 13.
Mash down on bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 12.
Add water to sink/tub/basin
Step 13.
Swish all that shit around vigorously in the sink/tub/basin with hands
Step 14.
Drain even less soapy water
Step 15.
Mash down on bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 16.
Add water to sink/tub/basin
Step 17.
Mash down on bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 18.
Drain water
Step 19.
Mash down on bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 20.
Wring out bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 21.
Remove bath/shower/beach towels from sink/tub/basin
Step 22.
Locate clothesline/fence/object
Step 23.
Hang bath/shower/beach towels over clothesline/fence/object to dry.

Good job, Lupo, you should have been a technical writer.

Where can I get the abbreviated Cliff Notes?
 

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Sure!
Step 1. Add water to sink/tub/basin
Step 2.
Add soap to water in sink/tub/basin
Step 3.
Place the bath/shower/beach towels in the sink/tub/basin
Step 4.
Swish all that shit around vigorously in the sink/tub/basin with hands
Step 5.
Drain soapy water
Step 6.
Add water to sink/tub/basin
Step 7.
Swish all that shit around vigorously in the sink/tub/basin with hands
Step 8.
Drain less soapy water
Step 9.
Mash down on bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 10
Add water to sink/tub/basin
Step 11.
Swish all that shit around vigorously in the sink/tub/basin with hands
Step 12.
Drain even less soapy water
Step 13.
Mash down on bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 12.
Add water to sink/tub/basin
Step 13.
Swish all that shit around vigorously in the sink/tub/basin with hands
Step 14.
Drain even less soapy water
Step 15.
Mash down on bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 16.
Add water to sink/tub/basin
Step 17.
Mash down on bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 18.
Drain water
Step 19.
Mash down on bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 20.
Wring out bath/shower/beach towels with hands
Step 21.
Remove bath/shower/beach towels from sink/tub/basin
Step 22.
Locate clothesline/fence/object
Step 23.
Hang bath/shower/beach towels over clothesline/fence/object to dry.

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Hi People!

I would really like to wash some bath/shower towels, would like to wash & hang dry to take a shower, but got no fundz to use a laundry machine either to wash/dry them, used my money for food, thinking of hand washing them in a relative's kitchen sink, since i got access to one. Anybody have any tips, advice on hand-washing bath/shower/beach towels in a sink, tub, basin???
I use a 5 gallon bucket with some bar soap and i soap them up real good and let them soak overnight. In the morning i add about a 1/4 cup if bleach if i have it and let sit for another 30-40 minutes. Rinse them out real good and hang dry outdoors. I use really thick fluffy extra large bath towels so i know they can be a pain. Plan B is wash them in the shower when you take a shower... Both have worked well for me. Good luck. Ps: I look for sales at target/ walmart type stores. New large bath towels can be picked up for $3-5 each.👍
 

Manney Walker

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Hi People!

I would really like to wash some bath/shower towels, would like to wash & hang dry to take a shower, but got no fundz to use a laundry machine either to wash/dry them, used my money for food, thinking of hand washing them in a relative's kitchen sink, since i got access to one. Anybody have any tips, advice on hand-washing bath/shower/beach towels in a sink, tub, basin???
I wash almost everything in 4-6 gal buckets, works great.
I put soap, bleach and smell goodies in with steaming hot water, filling the bucket half way. Then I put in my clothes or towels. I always use bleach with towels, and whites and socks. I like to make sure that whatever I wash soaks up the water. Then I add more hot water filling the bucket 3/4 of the way. I use a wooden rod or stick to stir and agitate what I'm washing for a minute or so, then I let it sit until it's cool enough to stir by hand. Depending on what I am washing, the amount of stiring varies. Certain things need more work depending on how dirty they are.
Then I empty the bucket and replace with warm or cold water. Once full I agitate/stir then empty and repeat until the water is mostly clear. It may take 2-6 times to rinse.
Then I hang up the wet clothes allowing gravity to pull out majority of the water. Takes about 30-60 minutes. Towels, rags and socks hold water and must be wrung out. Pants, shirts and underwear don't need wringing as much.
Then I hang them on a line some place warm or hot, preferably in the sun or in front of an oscillating fan until dry.
For sleeping bags and backpacks I use a 9 gal Rubbermaid trash can and do the same thing. Sleeping bags take forever to dry and take a lot of work to do properly. It may take a day or two to dry.
 

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Do you carry the buckets, the trashcan, and the oscillating fan around with you in your backpack? And do you do this in the woods, under a bridge, or at the end of an on-ramp?
 

Manney Walker

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Do you carry the buckets and the trashcan around with you in your backpack?
I have carried a bucket, but typically no I don't. I own many buckets and trashcans though. I also use a 2 gal quickcrete bucket for small items that I forgot to put in the larger buckets.
I have a decent 6gal baseball bucket with padded lid. That's what I primarily use. It works great, been washing clothes by hand for about 2 1/2 years.
 

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