The Art of Washing Clothes: Swazi Edition

Washing my clothes here is quite the chore (my least favorite at that). I’ve come to realize how lazy I really am and how dependent I am of machines and gadgets doing things for me (case in point a washing machine and dryer).
Here you’ll learn (if you’re anything like me, I’m still learning) how to hand wash your clothing.

You’ll need 
+ 3 basins

+ Dirty clothes

+ Soap (the sunlight green bar brand works best)

+ Clothing line + pins 

+ Tunes 

+ Patience

Step 1

Before you get started, put a playlist together of your favorite dance songs. Trust me, music will make the process go by quicker.

Step 2

Take the first basin and fill it about halfway with water.

Step 3
Take a couple pieces of clothing then submerge clothes fully in water.

Step 4

Take the bar of soap and apply soap all over the clothing. 

Step 5

Take piece of clothing and scrub it well (to remove dirt and stains). *Warning scrubbing too hard may cause callouses and cuts so be careful.* See picture below.

Step 6

Take the 2nd basin and fill with water. After you’ve finished scrubbing, put clothing in the next basin and let them soak.

Step 7

Take the last basin and fill with water. Put clothes in there to remove the remaining residue of soap.

Step 8

Rinse as best as you can.

Step 9

Put clothing inside out and hang on clothing line.

Congratulations you’ve finished! Now wait to dry!

Author: Nicole

I've decided to uproot my life and dedicate it to serving in the Peace Corps for 27 months. Yuuuuup, you read that right. God has helped me redefine limitations. A dear friend once told me that, "boxes are for shoes, you never know how great you are until you break out of the box and see what you are really made of!" This blog will chronicle my adventures as a Peace Corps Youth Development Volunteer in the Kingdom of Swaziland! You'll read about my highest of highs compounded with the lowest of lows - raw and unfiltered. Please enjoy the view. :) *The contents of this blog are mine and do not reflect any position of the U.S. government or the Peace Corps.*

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