12. 5. Laundry

Scrubba and our apparently all-gray clothes

🇸🇮 Med bolj uporabnimi stvarmi, ki so pri pakiranju dobile mesto v najinih nahrbtnikih, je sigurno prenosni pralni stroj. Saj skoraj povsod obstajajo poceni in zelo hitre pralnice, ampak v resnici redko nabereva za celo vrečo umazanih stvari, ker imava vse skupaj za nekaj dni robe in sproti že nekaj rabiš. Mene je misel na pranje in splakovanje perila pod tekočo vodo v bog-ve-kakšnih kopalnicah preganjala že dolgo preden sva štartala. Zgleda, da nisem edina, ker je nekdo nekje izumil Scrubba, potujoči pralni stroj! Vodotesna vreča, iz notranje strani opremljena s silikonskimi bunkicami, v katero namečeš perilo, prašek, vodo, zapreš, skozi ventil spustiš zrak in gneteš. Splakneš, daš sušit. Ču-do-vi-to. Vem ja, marsikomu se bo zdelo to navdušenje na meji norosti. Delno mogoče je, ker ta karantena že res dolgo traja. Ampak pejte v umivalnik prat perilo na roke dva tedna pa mi potem povejte, če še vedno ne razumete? 🙂

🇬🇧 Back in 2019, the idea of washing our clothes in bathroom sinks for so long was driving me mad. Of course, there are cheap and fast laundry services everywhere, but when you pack so little you only have clothes for a few days and before you gather a bag for laundry, you already need something out of it and there you are, bathroom sink. It turns out, someone with a similar problem thought of a genious solution – Scrubba, the world’s smallest washing machine. It’s like a dry bag but with silicone buds inside. You chuck in the clothes, washing detergent and water, let out the air through the valve, and you scrub! Rinse, hang to dry. Ta-daa. Genious. And yes I am aware this level of excitement over a washing bag might be excessive. But go and wash your clothes in the bathroom sink for two weeks, and then tell me you still don’t understand 🙂