Five compact and portable alternatives to a conventional washing machine

Small and portable alternatives to a conventional washing machine are perfect. when you just need to wash a few items or haven’t got access to a washer. They only use a fraction of the water, detergent and energy, that a conventional washing machine uses, and some are even non-electric and can be used off-the-grid

Electric Small Portable Compact WasherElectric small portable compact washing machine ($75.65).  This portable washer has a wash-load capability of 4.5 lbs, which makes it ideal for undergarments, socks, t-shirts and towels. It’s easy to operate, simply insert detergent and water and set timer. It does not require any special parts or plumbing. Approximate dimensions 13.8” x 14.1” x 19.7”

wonderwashThe Laundry Alternative Wonderwash ($48.39). This hand-cranked, non-electric mini washing machine washes a 5-lb. load clean in only 1-2 minutes using 90% less water and detergent. Is ideal for delicates such as woolens, silks, knitted dresses and cashmere garments

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Scrubba Portable Laundry System Wash Bag ($49.94). Weighing less than 5 oz., the Scrubba Wash Bag is the lightest and most compact “washing machine” in the world, enabling you to wash clothes wherever and whenever you want for free. The Scrubba is a packing essential for travelers and campers who want to pack lighter and cleaner, save money, and enjoy travel without the hassle of finding a laundromat. The wash bag is a modern take on the old fashioned washboard. Simply drop clothes in the Scrubba and add water and detergent. Seal the dry-bag style closure and open the side valve to release excess air. Grip circles on the exterior prevent the Scrubba from slipping while you rub the bag and activate the hundreds of internal Scrubba nodules that perform the work. Volume of the bag is 3 gallons, but optimal washing volume is 1 gallon when filled with clothes.

 

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WringMaster Plunger Washer ($27.99). Hand washing clothes can be a real challenge without the proper tools. This plunger washer makes it a whole lot easier. Can be used for washing in a galvanized washtub, sink or 5 gal pail. Great for home laundry, camping, boating, or on the farm.

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Della washing machine with spin dryer ($109.97). Easy to operate, and powerful allows you to simply put in your load of clothes, fill with water, set the timer and start washing. Dual Function allows for a spin wash and spin dry at the same time. Wash Capacity: 11lb (5.0KG); Spin Capacity: 3.3LB (1.5KG)

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