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How to wash without a sink – You’ll not find this in the Lonely Planet

I’ll do this post in English, to have more people benefit from this. Not that I think this is a unique solution, but I’m so pleased with coming up with this that I’d like to share!

I’m staying at YHA Sidney Central and, as this is my last stay, I’m starting to run out of clean socks and underwear. Now I could wash them, but it’s so little that it wouldn’t even fill the machine for a third, and they charge UA$ 3,- for this, which I find absurd. But, as the sink in my room doesn’t have a stopper and I couldn’t find anything to keep the water in I came up with the following solution:

I got my waterproof bag, which I use for my valuables when I go for a boat ride, turn it inside out (so the inside won’t get wet) and put my socks and underwear in it, add some washing powder, fill it up with hot water, shake it around and let it hang for a while! Easy and effective!


Probably not unique solution, but hey, I’ve got some clean clothes again! 🙂

No worries!

Reacties (3)

    • Ah, but great minds do think alike 😉 – I’m in Kuala Lumpur now, just one night and then back to good old Holland. Tnx again for your good care and hospitality! I’ve enjoyed Australia big time! Give my best to Colin!

  • Dat is een goede oplossing, zeker als je budget niet meer toereikend is om naar de wasserette te gaan.
    Kun je thuis ook gebruiken voor kleine wasjes(niet in de wasmachine).

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