She’s actually playing with the dirty laundry
down here. It’s this like total mom fail right now. Hey guys! So we are at the Gaylord National just outside
of DC and I thought I’d show you how I do laundry while we are traveling. Okay, first thing you need: dirty clothes. You also need some soap of some type. I’ve put a little bit of Dr. Bronner’s liquid
soap. I’ve also used these Woolite packs. Jesse and I used these while we were in China,
and they worked just fine. Another thing I would recommend if you are
traveling in a country you’re not necessarily too familiar with and you’re not sure exactly
what type of sink situation you’re going to have, this is a sink stopper, and this came
in handy in China big time when there were some sinks where you would pull the little
plunger thing and it wouldn’t quite get a good seal. I also have a clothesline. You can hang them up around, you know on the
shower door or whatever, but I really like our stretchy clothesline, so I brought that
with us too. All right, let’s get started. I’m going to fill the sink with some warm
water and put a little bit of soap in. You could probably do about half this amount
of clothes and be just fine. This is kind of a lot for a sink load of clothes,
but I have a one-year-old running around, and she’s not going to be happy for several
loads of clothes, but maybe I can squeak out one load of clothes. So I’m going to let this sit in the soapy
water for about ten minutes and then come back. Okay, so it’s been ten minutes. Now I’m going to start agitating them like
as if you were a washing machine. So then you want to take each individual piece
and if there’s anything, any stains on it or smelly areas, you want to kind of rub those
things together. And what I’m doing is I’m taking the cloth
and I’m rubbing it against itself like this. Since I’ve got two sinks here, I’m going to
actually fill one sink up with clean, cold water, and use that to rinse the clothes. If I didn’t have two sinks, I would just um,
I would wash all the clothes, then drain it, then rinse them in the same sink. Okay so now I’ve got my clothes kind of rinsing
in this sink. I’m going to do a final rinse on them and
then I’m going to hang them up. In a perfect world, all of your clothes would
be the super-fancy travel clothes that are quick-dry and no-wrinkle, all that stuff. But in reality, I own a few of those pieces,
and the rest of my clothes are just normal clothes, and they’re going to take longer
to dry. Also I really don’t think they make toddler
clothes in the no-wrinkle, quick-dry stuff, so if you’re traveling with a kid, you just
gotta suck it up. Give yourself lots of time for drying. They are rinsed. Even though the clothesline has the little
loops, I do prefer to hang the clothes up like this because I think they dry faster. Now the thing is, when you hang them up, when
you wring them out you really want to wring them out very thoroughly. Part of the reason why I like to do laundry
on the road is I can take fewer pieces of clothes for a longer period of time and not
have to worry about having a clean outfit every single day that I’m gone. I just bring a few outfits that I know are
going to work together, do laundry along the way, and not worry about it. Also if you have kids, you know they get their
clothes really really dirty, and I’d rather take care of that as quickly as possible rather
than having the stains just set in as they sit in like a plastic bag in my suitcase for
the rest of the week. So, yay laundry.