I have a big yellow bottle of "JOY" perched on my sink...it makes me smile to think you can buy joy in a bottle! I loooooove washing the dishes - the sensuous feel of hot, soapy water and the pleasure of admiring my happy dishes. My thoughts drift off to delightful meals and memories associated with friends and family and food. I use a sponge and pour loads of soap onto it and soap up each item (glasses first, then plates, then cutlery and finally pots and pans). I don't fill the sink with water - I just use one of the larger pots of a big bowl. Once the dishes are soapy I rinse them in hot, hot, hot water (In Peace Corps, I boiled water to rinse our dishes.). I let them air dry on the counter while I quickly wipe down the stove and the counter tops...and then I put my lovley friends into thier respective resting places.
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|1/14/11 6:23 PM|
My spouse and I served in Peace Corps (Ukraine 2005-2007). We washed our clothes in cold water in a bucket and hung them around our flat to dry. Wringing out jeans is a challenge and jeans take forever to dry. They start to stink if the drying takes too long. Not fun. We quickly learned to drape laudry on the radiators overnight - dry clothes in the morning! Yay! We also purchased a small space heater (an electric radiator) which I ocassionally used to dry clothes that needed to be rushed. I looooove hanging my laundry outside - it is such a pleasure. Way better than a dryer!
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