Only do laundry when you have to
Vacation is the ideal time for slowing down when it comes to laundry. Summer clothes are less demanding to look after and if you are out traveling you may have restricted access to washing machines. It is the perfect time to stop routinely washing clothes and adopt a conscious laundry habit.
Always hang your clothes out to air
Make a habit of airing your clothes outside after you have worn them. Continuously refresh them in between wearing, and they are good to go many times before you finally wash them.
Do the garments qualify for laundry?
- Unfresh odors? Let your clothes hang outside overnight and spray them with a Clothing Mist, a scented bacteria culture that removes bad smells instantly.
- Stained clothes? Act fast and rinse spills immediately, and you most often don’t have to wash the entire garment. Spot treat just the stain and wear the clothes one more day.
Create an enjoyable ritual outside
All you need for doing laundry is water and laundry detergent. Fabric softener is a completely unnecessary and environmentally harmful product. The water does not necessarily have to come from a tap, water from a nearby lake or river can also be used.
If you don not have access to a drain, it is important that you choose a 100% easily biodegradable laundry detergent, so no harmful chemicals end up in nature.
Let the garments soak properly
Fill up the tub with lukewarm water (30ºC) and 30 ml Delicate Laundry Detergent.
Do not start rubbing and squeezing right away, let the garments soak for around half an hour and do something else while waiting. Always start to work stains from the inside to avoid rubbing it in and risk making it permanent.
Rinse the garments by pouring out the dirty water and adding new, cold water. Make sure there are no residues from the detergent left in the tub. Repeat the process until the clothes feel clean, expect rinsing at least three times. Twist the clothes until you have squeezed out as much excess water as possible.
Hang dry outside with an Air Dry String
Let nature dry your clothes. Hanging your clothes outside is by far the most sustainable way to dry clothes. Attach our Air Dry String
to a tree or a suitable wall outside and 4 meters of retractable clothesline will magically appear only when you need it.