Our fourth November prep challenge is to buy emergency laundry supplies for hand washing during an emergency. When I visited Tangier, Morocco, I saw how the poor washed their clothes by hand and hung them to dry on roof tops. A washer and dryer would have been a luxury for them, and it really is a luxury for most of us. After an extended power outage, you may need to wash clothes by hand and hang them to dry. Look over the supply list below to see if there is something that would help you.
Buy Emergency Laundry Supplies
During a power outage, you can wash clothes in a sink and drain in a bathtub. Or wash in a plastic tub or bucket if your drain isn’t working. Do you have enough water stored to wash clothes if your pipes become clogged? And there could be a laundry detergent shortage, so have laundry supplies on hand.
- wash tub or bucket
- rubber gloves (to protect hands)
- laundry detergent
- stain remover
- fabric softener
- clothesline & clothespins
This is our favorite everyday clothes drying rack!
Useful Laundry Articles
- How to wash clothes without a washing machine
- How to clean clothes after a fire
- How to clean clothing after a flood.
Hope you’ll take on this challenge and buy emergency and everyday laundry supplies. May you have a blessed week and a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Best wishes and stay healthy,
The Food Storage Organizer
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