Safe at home means not leaving your house for an unknown amount of time because of the Covid-19 pandemic. For people like me who’s everyday lifestyle is already self-sufficient and reminiscent of hermit life, not much has changed. For other’s, this stay-at-home order is a nightmare. If you are used to going to the laundromat to do your laundry, things are probably getting pretty stinky right about now!
Nothing is more fashionable than being “green”, especially during a pandemic when basic necessities like toilet paper and paper towels are nowhere to be found. Many people carry around reusable coffee cups or water bottles or store food in glass jars instead of plastic to help the environment, but if you are self-quarantined, you may need to do these things out of necessity.
Most people do not consider doing laundry by hand as a way to cut down on environmental (and wallet) impact, but it’s actually a great way to save time and money.
Why The Wonder Wash?
First, the Wonder Wash uses 90% less water than a washing machine. That is extremely important during these stressful times. My wash is done in 6 minutes, as opposed to the normal 40 minutes (on average) in a regular He machine.
Also, the Ninja Spin dryer takes approximately 4-5 minutes to get clothes almost completely dry whereas a normal machine may take almost an hour. Just hang them in a warm environment or hang them out in the sun and they will be completely dry in approximately 20-30 minutes. Altogether, an average load of laundry takes anywhere from 40 minutes to 2 hours to be washed, dried, and completely ready to wear or fold.
If you are stuck in your apartment with no washer or dryer and no access to a laundromat, the Wonder Wash and Ninja Dryer is an absolute necessity for your life!
The Wonder Wash definitely improved the quality of my life when I lived in New York City a few years back. (Side note: REALLY glad I don’t live there right now!) The amount of time and energy I would lose on a Saturday doing all our laundry at the laundromat would have made my life miserable. It also helped reduce my trips to the dry cleaner as well.
Compact And Space-Saving
Living in New Hampshire in an RV, the Wonder Wash has proved to be compact and still a great laundry alternative. In both living spaces, the two products did not take up living space because we store them in our shower stall when they aren’t in use.
I like getting laundry done in 15 minutes (not including the time it takes to completely dry). I also like that it uses very little water and even less laundry soap. Hands down this is a great way to start saving money and being more eco-friendly!
There are a couple of downsides to this type of laundry routine. The first is making sure you follow the manufacturer’s directions when washing your clothes. The second is making sure that clothes dry properly. I have a system of shaking out my clothes to avoid wrinkles and them immediately hang them up to dry either inside on a wrack or outside on a clothes line.
Thirdly, big, fluffy items like coats, pillows, and comforters don’t fit in the washer and would still need to be brought to the laundromat or the dry cleaners. (Try to avoid getting items like that dirty while you are self-quarantining!) If you are really desperate, you can always wash them the old fashioned way in your bath tub.
If I have to do two or more loads in the washing machine, it can get boring staring at the wall and cranking the handle of the Wonder Wash. Put on your favorite music or some Netflix to help pass the time.
Laundry Alternative offers many sizes to fit your needs. Check out their website to order their products. Sometimes you can get them on Amazon as well. My Wonder Wash and Ninja Dryer have already paid for themselves, and I think you will appreciate not using a laundromat during these uncertain times.