Washing Clothes On The Road? Get A Miniature Washboard

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  1. sobore
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    sobore Gold Member

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    Travel experts, including those whose writing adorns these pages, often advise us to pack fewer clothes and do some hand laundry as things get dirty. Now, I'm not one to wear T-shirts except in their proper role as underwear, and the cotton dress shirts I travel with don't lend themselves to washing in a hotel sink -- especially since it would surely take me 45 minutes to press each one even if I were inclined to try. So I never felt that this sage counsel applied to me.

    But, following my wife's example, I have at long last taken to washing underpants and socks when traveling -- sometimes bringing them with me into the bath tub, which makes it almost fun if I think of my briefs as manta rays and laundering them as a sort of swimming-with-the-sea-life adventure. Okay, that's a stretch, but for me it beats doing the job in a too-small sink. It really doesn't take much to get a day or two's worth of sweat out of these garments, but even that minimal scrubbing can leave one's knuckles red and raw -- washmaid's hands is what it used to be called in the days of washmaids.

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  2. guberif

    guberif Silver Member

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    Ummmm....TMI :)

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