Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Kimberella: Part 1

I washed my laundry on Sunday. In a bucket. Outside.
For those of you that have never washed your laundry by hand before (please let me know if you HAVE and if you have any tips on how to make it less energy/time consuming), I have outlined the process in steps for your convenience:

Step 1: Fill bucket with water and detergent.

Step 2: Soak clothes for 20-30 minutes.

Step 3: Wash gently.

Step 4: Rinse....and rinse....and rinse again.

Step 5: Wring out water
(preferably don't do this while you are holding a camera in one hand as wringing is generally considered a two handed activity).

Step 6: Hang up clothes on clotheslines.


Step 7: When the clothesline snaps because you put one too many pairs of wet jeans on it and all your clothes land in dirt and gecko poop, start again at step one.

Also, try not to swear.


  1. Thats for sure diffiicult...some stuff in Brazil we like to wash by hand, and that is the time that I really appriciate my maids work.....aushuahsuahsuahsuahsuahsuahsuhaushaushuahsuahsauhsaush

  2. What swear word would you have used?

  3. This reminds me of a good how-to essay for an English class. :) Complete with pictures. I'm sorry about the gecko poop.

  4. You crack me up Kimber. You are a very tough and wise woman and I love reading your posts.

  5. I know that you explained this whole process to me via skype already, but it's funny every time!! :)