Garrett Rhodes, an old South Africa Peace Corps guy:
Whether it be to save money, live greener, or to cultivate a sense of self-reliance, washing your clothes by hand can be a satisfying and easy experience and can be successfully accomplished by almost anyone.Satisfying and easy? Not for me. It's not satisfying, it's actually quite difficult, and takes the better part of the day. As I said earlier:
Reading Noah's comedic masterpiece about handwashing stuff made me appreciate once again what a magnificent appliance the washing machine is. I bow down and give thanks to the mines, the iron smelters, the steel foundries, the (probably) Chinese manufacturers, the 104,400 ton freighters, and the national transport system that makes it all possible.