10 Tips to Remember When Washing Clothes in Patagonia
- Be sure to add 2-4 extra gallons of water to your small, front-loader washing machine, which has a phobia with water, and only uses a trickle to wash all your desert dust and sand-encrusted clothes.
- Get over your addiction to your dryer. There aren't any here. Your clothes will never again be soft and fluffy, and your jeans will come off the line hard as cardboard. One day you will cease to notice this.
- Check to make sure it's not too windy outside. Wind kicks up dust. Dust will coat all your whites with dirt.
- When hanging clothes, make sure you shove those clothespins on as hard and as far down as you can. It will keep your nice, clean clothies from being whipped off the line and into the dirt. The dirt will not come out and you will have to rewash.
- Hang all your thin synthetics and light fabrics first. By the time you get to the end of the line, they may already very likely be dry.
- Wash, hang, fold, repeat.