By Amanda Fisk
My latest adventure on our homestead has been giving up the
convenience of an electric washer to
wash clothes by hand. I have washed
clothes by hand on a small scale, but
I had never completely given up the
Well, the convenience was taken
away when my washer broke. Several
times, to be exact. I was tired of
having it fixed over and over again.
So, in our journey to do things the
“old-fashioned way,” I decided to
buy a wringer, a plunger washer, two
five-gallon buckets, and two large
blue tubs with handles, and get started.
First, I started researching which wringer to purchase and decided on
a Calliger from Amazon. All of the reviews seemed to be good, and it
sounded like a sturdy wringer. I bought a “breathing hand washer,” also
known as a plunger washer, from Lehmans, a store specializing in homesteading equipment. I went to the hardware store and bought two five-gallon buckets. I purchased my blue tub with handles from Dollar General.
I already owned my washboard, and my husband had installed our
clothesline months ago. So my journey began!