If you are traveling by motorhome, you should pack light and take only the essentials to have more space.
Washing machines are available at some campgrounds, but it can be difficult to find a laundromat on your road trip if you are not near a large city. Here are some of the ways to wash clothes quickly and easily so there are no problems on the road.
Top 3 options:
1. Washing clothes at the campsite
Most campgrounds have laundry facilities for guests who stay with them overnight. They usually have more than one machine and in some cases there are also clothes dryers. Most work with coins or payment is made at the front desk. Washing machines can usually be self-operated and are accessible 24 hours a day, so they can be used at any time without the help of campground staff.
This is the most convenient option, as you don't have to worry about doing laundry, and you don't have to do it by hand in the RV either. Many campgrounds have liquid laundry detergent and fabric softener available, so you don't have to bring that yourself. It's a good idea to check the website for campground amenities to make sure you don't need to bring your own laundry detergent.
2. Use laundromats
They are also a convenient option when campgrounds don't have clothes washing facilities. One reason is that all laundromats have a clothes dryer, which is not always common at campgrounds. They can be found in all cities and offer a quick and convenient service.
Laundromats cost on average between 8 and 20 euros. Some people don't want to dry their clothes there, so there is always the option of drying them in the RV. One of the best tips is to bring a small clothes rack that is easy to store. Keep the camper clean and tidy to get the most out of the site. This is a good option, especially in summer, as clothes dry in a few hours. In winter, it is easier to use a clothes dryer.
3. Washing in the camper
You can of course also wash your clothes in the camper. In the motorhome you have the following options:
Wash basin: fill the sink with water and laundry soap and let your clothes soak in the soapy water for 20-30 minutes. Then rinse them well and put them outside to dry.
A plastic bag: one of the best utensils for washing clothes is the scrubba brand bag. Fill it with water and soap and rub it against a rough surface for 3-4 minutes. Then take out the clothes and put them back in with fresh water to spin the clothes manually.
Bowl: another option is a small or medium-sized bowl that does not take up too much space in the camper. So you can wash outside the camper. Just fill it with hot soapy water and put your clothes in it. Rinse them well and hang the clothes with clips on the clotheshorse or hang on the clothesline.
4. Wash clothes and air dry them
To dry the laundry in the camper, a small clothes horse is suitable as said, so that it dries better. If that's not practical, just take a rope and pegs to quickly string up a clothesline. Choose the sunniest time of day to hang clothes out to dry.
When washing clothes, it's important to be mindful of the environment and not dump chemicals on the ground.
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