Doing Laundry By Hand

Marianne Mitchell


A fantastic activity (especially on a hit day) is to have the girls do laundry by hand. Use dish basins or plastic buckets (I once used a small plastic wading pool) and sunlight soap or a biodegradable laundry detergent. Get the girls to choose some of their clothes that need washing, and have them scrub away! If possible, get some old-fashioned washboards to use (try White Rose). This activity is not only fun, it is also productive -- and can solve the problem of the little Brownie who insists on wearing her favourite shirt, even though it's filthy ...