Most people are fascinated by the Amish! And we, the editors of Flower Patch Cottage are too. So we have started a new series (column) called ‘The Amish Journal’, which will delve into the lifestyle of this interesting group. We will be covering various topics that can teach or inspire you. Like money saving hacks, frugal living tips and much more. Tune in every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday for a new article in this series. If you have a topic that you would like us to cover, let us know by emailing us.
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Ever wondered how the Amish get their laundry done? Laundry duties are usually assigned to women in Amish homes. They normally do not use electricity. But most families do use generator powered wringer washers to get their laundry done.
Amish families are usually large. With sometimes over eight children. So laundry is a very important duty and can be a very grand task. Also, the Amish are very earthy people, who get hands on with farming, typical yard and household chores, gardening and even their chosen careers can get them quite dirty. How then do Amish women end up having those wonderful lines of clothes looking so clean and smelling so fresh all the time? Well… Here is how to get the same laundry results even if you are not Amish.
Make A Schedule
Schedule your wash days. Most Amish women have a set day to do laundry. But some might even have three laundry days per week. Set your laundry schedule based on the size of your family, and how much or how often things get dirty around your home. Be as flexible as you need to be and break it up into multiple days as you see it fit.
After The Weekend
In most Amish communities, it is a common practice for laundry day to be on Mondays. This is so because they prefer to have their clothes washed right after the weekend. A lot of activities take place on the weekends, including church. More clothes are worn on weekends, so it works just fine for them to get their laundry done right after the weekend. Also, Amish rest day is Sunday. And it makes perfect sense to take on laundry right after a day of rest, as it requires so much energy.
Ahead Of Time
Scheduling laundry on a Monday also ensures necessary clothes for the coming weekend will get a chance to be washed, dried and ironed in time. Regardless of weather conditions or emergency situations, there will be enough time to reschedule for another day in the week if the need presents itself.
Bluing Your Whites
Washing blue is a household product that the Amish use in their wash water. Bluing is especially used for whites, as it gives them a whiter look.
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