Here is a little hint from my household to yours. Kinda like Hints from Heloise. Do you get tired of hand washing your delicates, unmentionables, and stuff like that? Get yourself a small or medium-sized, plastic bucket with a top--a top that fits snuggly and will not let the water slosh out. Just throw all your hand-washables in there with some water and detergent. Then put it on the floor of your car or pickup in front of the passenger seat or in the bed of your truck if you have some way to secure it so that it will not slide around and tip over--like maybe what we have learned are called bungee cords. [See May 24.] Then drive off with the bucket there, and do your errands.
You will find that the swing and sway of your vehicle going around town agitates that load of wash perfectly. You will still have to rinse them by hand, unless of course you have two sets of errands, in which case you just switch the soapy water for clear before taking off the second time. However, this does not work on roads with ruts as deep as your tires are high.
I myself no longer have a lot of delicates and unmentionables. However, there is no laundromat to be found here, other than the Spanish Colonial one. [See June 11.] My laundry guy comes for a pickup at 9:00 a.m. on Fridays, mas o menos, and brings back a bundle of clean clothes at 6:00 p.m., mas o menos. Sometimes in the middle of the week, one gets caught short of a few necessary clothing items.
No need to thank me.