I was going to wait to do this, but I’m so excited and couldn’t wait to talk about it even if I didn’t’ try it out. Frankly if you would have asked me 1 year or even 2 years ago, I may have called you crazy if you would have told me,
“YOU WILL BE GETTING RID OR YOUR WASHER AND DRYER”. My reply would have been YEAH RIGHT!
But ultimately that is what I am attempting. I have bought a cylinder type deal called the Wonder Wash.
Check it out!
This little tank that looks like a propane cylinder holds about 5.5 pounds of clothes and the reviews claim it gets your clothes really clean in 3 minutes or less. The design is simple and best of all; it takes no electricity, just hand spinning the lever at one revolution per second can get your clothes super clean. You wash in warm or hot and rinse for about a minute in cold and you are done!
This impressed me but not enough to have to hand wring this stuff out manually. Ummm, no.
So then I checked out something else, even more impressive, I think. They have spinner dryers on the market.
These little (well ok, the Nina Soft is not so tiny) machines, plug in a regular socket and you put your wet clothes in them. One holds 2.2 pounds and the other 12 pounds, so they are different in size but do the same job. These things spin at much faster revolutions per minute than your regular washer does, and not only does it do a great job, it also spins the clothes so they are very close to dry.
These machines together are a great money saving combo, and you can finish drying the clothes by hanging them up for as little as 30 minutes (some say) and you get dry clothes.
This video shows you how efficient they are together, and we plan to have a designated spot when we finally settle them in, where my current laundry machines are currently at.
I know it may seem a little out there, and for the bigger articles we might have to use the laundry sink to soak and wash, but since we don’t wash huge comforters or winter coats every laundry day, it’s a sacrifice we are willing to make.
I am going to try this for a straight month to see just how well we fare with these. I will post an update here and let you all know how they do. If I like them, I’ll also post a before and after for my laundry room. I am a firm believer that when you go greener and save money that it doesn’t mean you can’t do it with style. We have great new ideas for the new design of this room, even a possible introduction to solar to work the spinner dryer, so that laundry day becomes a zero energy room.
Here is a YouTube video if you are curious.