Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Way We Wash

Today, armed with my best helper, I tackled more of our endless piles of laundry.  Laundry by nature is bottomless in any situation, but especially here, since I have the privilege of learning the art of washing it all by hand.  I think that I have become fairly efficient with it, but it still lingers and loiters about.  Why bother washing by hand, you might wonder?  No, it is not cultural...washing machines are quite prevalent in Jordan.  And ACOR itself has laundering services--for $6/load!  With the amount of laundry we go through each week, this would cost us around $50/month and we 1) can't afford it, and 2) if we did have the money, would rather use it on traveling.  Laundromats don't seem to exist, though they have dry cleaners in abundance.  I actually don't mind the work, it's just a matter of finding the time to do it.  So, without further ado, here's the photographic story of "the way we wash":
The sorted piles
The setup

Washing clothes is so much fun!

The clothes pin holder naturally makes a better helmet

My favorite view: Accomplishment in picture form!

Of associated interest, I came across this blog post, and found it interesting:
Tom Aplomb: Laundry List and Other Washed Up Phrases


  1. We use the bathtub instead of the sink, but it's pretty much the same situation. It gets easier over time, but it is very time-consuming.

  2. Yes, it is. I wish we had a bathtub, but unfortunately we don't.