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PeppaPigStinks Tue 31-May-16 14:20:08

Do any other caravanners or campers have a portable washing machine?

What are they like?

Two dc and one on its way I feel like I need another four days to get on top of the mountains of washing! I was wondering if taking a portable one would cut down on my washing and mean we can take less!

bombayflambe Tue 31-May-16 14:38:31

I'm not sure we'd get a washing machine in!
We have stayed on several sites with a machine and tumble dryer, which is useful. I don't think I'd want to camp next to someone who had their laundry strung everywhere...isn't a holiday about avoiding that?

PeppaPigStinks Tue 31-May-16 16:35:02

Oops sorry I meant one of those portable ones with a little camping washing line.

PeppaPigStinks Tue 31-May-16 16:35:54

And I agree- part of going away is no washing, but at the same time the amount of washing I have now fills me with dread confused

JuliaDreams Tue 31-May-16 16:41:32

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poocatcherchampion Tue 31-May-16 16:44:45

Every campsite has a washing machine.

How long are you going for? We are taking 3 littlies this summer for 2 weeks. We def have 1 week of clothes so will jut do one wash over there. And one of nappies.

BetterthanEE Tue 31-May-16 19:32:05

How big is your washing machine at home? I was drawing under washing with 3 under 5 and 2 adults, but then my machine died!
I rushed out to argos and bought the only one they had ready to take away and it's changed my life!!
My old one was about a 4-5kg drum, bought it when there was just 2 of us. My new one is an 8kg drum!! Takes so much more and clears my baskets in 3-4 loads (5 if I strip the beds too!) I now have a washing day (OK, 2 a week, but better than all day every day) and am over the moon.
I'd definitley recommended looking at a bigger drum rather than a portable one

BetterthanEE Tue 31-May-16 19:33:40

Oh and it had to fit in a tiny space the other had come out of (less than 30 inches) but apparently new tech means bigger drums in smaller machines. It's honestly magic!!

poocatcherchampion Tue 31-May-16 19:38:41

Same as EE. We do all our washing on a,monday so we don't notice if we are away for a week or weekend. And tend to research clothes way more camping too, so it doesn't matter if they are a bit grubby.

fruitpastille Tue 31-May-16 19:46:46

Just wear the same stuff every day ;-)

Seriously there is no way I would pack a washing machine but I might use one on a camp site if it was there. Nobody comes to any harm wearing grubby clothes on a camping holiday though.

fruitpastille Tue 31-May-16 19:48:44

Also if you clear the laundry before you go it's OK just doing the holiday stuff on return. I'm struggling this week as we left a mountain before we even left!

PeppaPigStinks Tue 31-May-16 20:07:40

I would love to clear my washing before we go but I am domestically challenged!

We also have a large capacity machine.

Perhaps I should look on the house keeping threads for keeping on top of mountains of washing.

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