Off GridOff The Grid Non Electric Laundry Tools Round Up

Off The Grid Non Electric Laundry Tools Round Up

Many of our readers have asked us what tools do they need to be able to do laundry in a disaster or in a long term power outage.

This round up of different options will hopefully point people in the right direction so they can find what works for them.

Challenge: Do not use your electric washing machine or dryer for one week.

Find alternative ways to wash your clothes. Do these tools seem more appealing ?

I did the above challenge.

I found that I enjoy hanging laundry on a clothesline, for some reason I find it relaxing.


 Family Size Washboard

10 3/4” x 11” rubbing surface. 12 7/16” x 23 3/4” overall. Hand assembled, fully mortised and nailed at 6 points. Wood frame metal wash surface

You can find it here –


Round Galvanized Steel Tub

11.5 x 26.8 x 26.8 inches and it is 5.5 pounds

You can find it here –

Plunger Washer – Hand Operated Washing in a five gallon bucket
The holes allow more water to follow and circulate washing the clothes faster and more thoroughly.

You can find it here –


Green Vinyl Jacketed Outdoor Clothesline Wire
100 feet

You can find it here –


Traditional Wood Spring 100-Pack Clothespins

You can find it here –


Best Hand Clothes Wringer

Rustproof all steel frame like antique washing wringers

Attaches to round galvanized tubs or square wash tubs

You can find it here –


Splash Guard Mop Bucket/Wringer

6.50 gallon Capacity

You can find it here –



Clothes Washing in a Grid-Down World – Article

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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