Hand Washing Clothes


last update: 14 March 2020


Useful items:-
Silicone sink stopper
Travel clothes line, or some wireframe hangers, and don't forget some pegs
Dry laundry soap sheets
Stain remover

Routine:-
Sort by colours and wash separately, wash delicate items on their own
Wash the sink out before using (bleach cleaners used by the maids can stain or discolour)
Fill sink with warm water (not hot), and add detergent
Wash only a two or three items at a time
Swirl, swish and knead for about 2 minutes
Rinse out the sink, and repeat for the next items
Rinse clothes in clean water (rinse, drain, rinse, as needed)
Wring or gently squeeze out the remaining water
Role in a thick towel before hanging or laying flat to dry

Air drying is the best, but can take longer in humid environments

You can also use the hotel room hair dryer on small items

Best to leave delicate, expensive, and 'dry clean only' items at home.