What’s the deal with laundry?
Am I really going to do it myself, in my room?
Yes, you’ll be doing it in the bathroom of your hotel, either in the sink or the tub.
You should bring a double ziplock bag with powdered laundry soap or some travel packets. Powdered soap has gotten harder to find, but look for a small box of Woolite or Dreft. Powdered soap is much easier to deal with – liquids can (and will) leak. The packets of liquid detergent will work, but you have to commit to one packet per load. Sometimes it’s too much, and sometimes not enough.
You’ll also want something to use as a clothes line (I use about 30 feet of mason’s line that I picked up in a hardware store), some clothespins, and, if you can find them, some suction cups with hooks. Bring two large plastic trash bags – one for dirty laundry and one for laundry that my not be dry when we leave the hotel.
We’ll go over the details of how to wash clothes in great detail at the orientation sessions before we leave.
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