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Old 11-13-2012, 11:39 AM   #11
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Re: Moving to an RV - May Give Up Cloth

I appreciate all of the insight, suggestions and experience.

I suppose I could try hand washing. I could keep the bucket outside and even wash them outside and then hang them to dry in the shower area. I will also look to see how much it costs at the laundromat, too.

My main thing is the money. If it costs more to wash them than it does for sposies we will go sposies. But if I can figure out a way that doesn't stink up the RV I will do that.

I think I have a page bookmarked somewhere on making a bucket with the plunger and all. I'll check into that for sure.

Again, thank you! I really do hate to give up CDing now that we've come so far.

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Where are you thinking of moving to Melanie?
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:24 PM   #13
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Don't feel bad about switching if you need to. They are just poop catchers.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:41 PM   #14
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If it were me, I'd switch to sposies. I'd miss cloth, but I wouldn't be hand washing, that's for sure Good luck!
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:45 PM   #15
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Where are you thinking of moving to Melanie?
We are looking at Abilene, Texas right now. We're keeping an open mind but most likely somewhere else here in Texas and in that area.

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:49 PM   #16
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Re: Moving to an RV - May Give Up Cloth

I think if you stick to flats you could easily do it for cheap. We clothed when in our camping in our camper. Any we kept the pail in the tub, and when we showered just moved it out of the tub. Did pretty good in the tub, with the vent open in the roof of the bathroom. No then I used fitteds and we just washed when we got home.

Anyway now we moved and are living in a cabin and haul our water and then hauling our laundry. But since that is a lot of work. I decided to try a breathable mobile washer(plunger thing) and have washed our dish towels in the tub and wow, it washes good. Actually washed some of my shirts and it gets them clean and the smell out better than our present washer that is at the old farm house where we are building. So you could use the breathable washer. And just wash after every 12 flats or so. Then you would not need to store much and flats dry so fast. So no time to get stinky and would only need a small pail to hold them. And just wash in tub, or outside in buket if you enjoy outside better and the weather is nice enough. It is winter here, so no outside washing. And it would take you on a little bit to get them washed. :O)

Then hang to dry because they wring out so easily.

Just thoughts. You would make 2 dozen flats go a long way.
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I never understand why people complain about handwashing. Its really not that bad. I handwash my 1 yr olds ENTIRE wardrobe. :/ He wears exclusive wool. (socks, shirts, everything)

Diapers you just spray into the toilet/dunk& swish & then wash in a basin...If you're using flats you are already set up for it!
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I am about to move into an RV as well and am not sure what I am going to do about diapers.
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You woukf wash at the laundromat and hang dry at home? Flats should wash pretty well in two cycles if you rinse well at home...
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