We like to use a Scrubba Wash Bag when we are in more remote locations. It does not require much water or effort to do small loads of washing. Just put in your clothes, water and detergent. Roll the bag down and clip it together. Release the valve to expel the air then agitate the bag to wash the clothes for approximately 3 minutes (also good to let them soak). Pour out the dirty water and fill with rinse water and repeat the steps above. Instructions are printed on the bag to make it easy. We find using Martha’s Wool Mix in this works well as it rinses out of the clothes easier than other detergents we have used, so ultimately saves water.
Keep $1 and $2 coins handy for when you are in a Caravan Park and need to use the Washing Machine or Dryer
Buy detergent that can be used in both a Top Loader and a Front Loader machine, as it does vary between Caravan Parks
We bought a pop up Laundry Basket which has come in very handy. Great that it packs away flat, but it also has multiple uses, such as a wash tub for the dishes.
We use a pop up Laundry Hamper for collecting the dirty clothes and also handy for carrying them over to the Laundry in. Also great that it packs away flat.
Small portable clothesline. This has come in really handy and I managed to find one on Gum Tree for $20.
Don’t forget a big bag of pegs. I put mine in a zip lock bag and peg the bag to the Caravan Park Clothes line to make it easier.
Alum is a flocculant that you can purchase from a gardening shop, as it is used for changing the acidity of soil. Col was first introduced to it by a ‘Bushy’ who lives in Victoria. When he was a kid they used to pump Murray River water into their tanks and use the Alum to clarify it for showering and washing (not drinking). In camping, you can use the same thing if you have a water source that is really murky and muddy. Collect the water, add approximately 20g (a dessert spoon full) to 40L of water and the Alum will stick to the muddy particles, they then form clumps and sink to the bottom. You can then syphon or decant the clear water off the top to use for washing and showering (not drinking).