I don’t think I’ve participated in “Works for Me Wednesday” all summer, so I was excited to get back into that routine. However, as usual, it was hard coming up with an idea to share. Then I went to start laundry and remembered that we have a system that has worked for us for years on our annual national park camping trip.
Anyway, we don’t have enough clothes to go more than a week without doing laundry, which means that it must be done on vacation. I don’t like the idea of buying mini boxes of detergent from the laundromat (and I’ve learned from experience that those aren’t always available), yet I don’t want to drag my 20 pound box of detergent along on our trip. (I don’t even want to drag it out on regular laundry days, so tip #1 is that we transfer it to a smaller container that fits in the cupboard over the washer. The large box is in a nearby closet.) So, before vacation, we prepare several little ziploc bags of soap, toss in the quarters we’ve saved and a few dryer sheets, and throw the whole thing into the suitcase. Then if there are any leftovers, I just use them up at home. “Pre-packaged laundry soap” works for us!
This year “laundry day” was after we hiked to the highest point in Big Bend National Park – Emory Peak.
When we returned a few hours later with clean clothes and clean hair, dinner was simmering away.
Steven enjoying the fruits of his labors.
- annual camping vacations to a different national park
- putting laundry detergent in smaller containers
- taking our own laundry supplies to the laundromat
- limiting the amount of clothes we own
- letting the men cook dinner occasionally!