Remember when our downstairs flooded from the washing machine? I didn't tell you the whole story. That's Hoover sleeping on his bed with his little blankie. It was his fault.
Kind of. I have lots of cat and dog beds all over the house with little fleece blankies in them. I change them every other day so that leads to a lot of washing and unfortunately for the washer lots of fuzz in the pipes. After snaking the drain for hours, The Mister said I was forbidden to put them in the washer anymore. Now I hand wash the blankies in a bucket and don't pour the water in a drain where it might clog. Then when I was at Ikea a while back I saw this indoor drying rack, had to have it and-an obsession was born.
I'm always looking for things to handwash now. I do my little cotton house dresses. They dry in a flash.
My cotton aprons do too. Tea towels and handknit wash cloths also.
I add a bit of lavender to the rinse water and it is heaven to slip on a cool, crisp little dress in the morning. I am hooked. At least for the summer. I discovered by listening to a podcast the other day that I am not alone. Apparently there is a cult of hand washing fanatics. Just go to YouTube and see for yourself.