One way is to use a contraption that looks a lot like a toilet plunger, but it is made for your laundry. It has sections throughout the bottom to help the water and soap move through the clothes. It is quite simple and inexpensive. Add a bucket, gamma lid (with a hole for the handle) and you are ready to do the laundry. The washer plunger costs about $14 and can be found at Emergency Essentials or in a complete bucket set at Honeyville.
After the plunger, the only other item you will need will be the laundry detergent. Making your own laundry detergent is easier than you think, and it is a lot cheaper too! There are many recipes and videos online. I found a video that is easy to follow, but feel free to google and find what works for you.
If you feel finding all the ingredients for a laundry bucket kit are too time consuming. There are several options out there for you. Tami Girsberger has an amazing company of preparedness items all ready to go! You don't have to hunt for all the items you will need for a porta-potty or wonder how to decide which bags or sanitizer are the best. Tami has tested and compared all the products in her kits and has selected only the very best. Tami has done all the research for you. Check out her porta-potty HERE and her laundry bucket HERE. She really has found the best products to go in her kits. Take a minute to look through her site, it is amazing the time she has spent in her research to find the best products. Her website is preparemylife.com and Tami was also at the Self Reliance Expo that I attended in Oct. Click HERE to see the cool products she is coming out with next!!
|Tami Girsberger's complete laundry bucket!!|
One other option would be the manual washer from Emergency Essentials. It is called the wonder washer and you would be able to wash several items at once. It runs about $47.00. Click HERE to see more info on the wonder washer.
Doing laundry and having a portable toilet are not hard to put together but you do need to see what works for you and your family. Don't wait for an emergency to try and make laundry detergent or assume you'll have garbage bags for your toilet. Have all the items for these kits put together and ready to go!!!
"Be faithful, Unencomber your life, Lay up in Store" Keith McMullin