History of Laundry
When I was a young girl, I vaguely remember helping my grandmother do laundry using a wringer washer. While I don’t remember the exact process, I remember a basin filled with water that my sister and I would hand-crank to agitate the clothes. At some point, my grandmother would rinse the clothes and would run them through a set of rollers to squeeze out as much water as possible. We would then hang them to dry either outside or in the basement, depending on the weather. Of course, we thought it was fascinating because my mother just threw our laundry into a washer and typically in warmer weather, she hung things out to dry; during colder months, she used the dryer. My grandparents didn’t own a dryer.