how do wash your dirty clothes...by hand? or thru washing machine?

Philippines
July 12, 2007 3:02am CST
For 25 years we used to wash dirty clothes by hand... I believe that clothes are well cleaned and well cared if we manually washed them. how about you?...
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27 responses
@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
12 Jul 07
I agree that it is very true that clothes are best cleaned when they are washed manually. But being a housewife, I will have to tell you a fact, we ladies put lot of pressue on our spine and lower back when we are sitting down and washing clothes. In asia we housewives are mostly responsible for washing clothes of the whole family, together with other washing like big bedsheets, curtains etc...which needs lot of strength. As we housewives are using so much energy all the time, after the age of 40, we suddenly feel that we are wearing out, we are detoriateing.....like anything which is over used. I am sure most women will be thankful to Washing Machine, which saved their hard work and helped them to save some energy for their oldage. Mostly clothes are well washed in Washing machine, but if you feel some clothes need extra scubbing, you can wash that particular cloth manually and then put it in washing machine. I am sure many women will agree with me. Life without Washing Machine is impossible today.
@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
16 Jul 07
Thank you. I appreciate your understanding. Have a nice day.
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
what a wonderful mom...thanks for sharing.
@lynboobsy11 (11345)
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
I do both but before that washing machine is too expensive to buy I do the hand washing and scrubbing with brush and board but since now that theres new washing machine out in the market that some brands are affordable I bought washing machine together with the drier and it is more easy and saving time to wash.
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
wow...congratulations...
• United States
12 Jul 07
I think i would die if i had to hand wash the clothes. I am very spoiled I guess with a washing machine, now I have had to hand wash a blouse or something and still do not like doing that.
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
yeah we always compromise for special cloth...
@prily9 (568)
• Indonesia
12 Jul 07
well maching machine is very usefull especially if we don't have much time but for cleanness I prefer doing it with my own hands so we can erase the spot clearly becuse if I used the washing machine sometimes the spots not erase well. but for my under garment I never used washing machine. the machine would broke my ubder garments instantly. so I guess I choose both of them.
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
thanks a lot...if we don't have time then we can use it...
• Pakistan
12 Jul 07
hi butterfly. Washing macine is made to wash the cloth. We used to wash our cloths by hands when we had no machine. Now it is a facility of present age and we mush avail it. hands are not machine I dont know how the naked hands do their performance better than a mchine. We forgot to wash the cloths by hand.
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
I respect your opinion sheenshaukat...thanks
@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
12 Jul 07
I usually use the washing machine but if it's expensive clothes,I'll send it for dry cleaning.
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
rich girl...yeah and to avoid stains on the expensive ones
@youless (100239)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Jul 07
We have been using the washing machine to wsh our clothes. Most of the time we won't wash them by hand. It's very common that there is a washing machine in most families.
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
if you are comfortable using it there's no problem at all.
• Vietnam
12 Jul 07
i always wash clothesby washing machine because i don't want to spend time washing clothes.
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
it's okey...
@Booffy (364)
• Australia
12 Jul 07
i have a washing machine in my unit.... then i put into dryer.....
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
thanks...
@Bujoyseth (1684)
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
i wash out dirty clothes by hand and it really cleans well than using washing machine.. washing machine is only advisable for those clothes that are not dirty and worn only few hours. but for us here in the province, hand wash is preferred.. i'm not contented on the cleanliness of the clothes using washing machine because you can see that not all the dirt are taken away unlike when you hand wash it, you can see every little dirt that's in your clothes.
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
yes you're right...
• United States
12 Jul 07
all but the most fragile i wash by machine-i really don't have the time of day to handwash them. i have no doubt though that some would have lasted longer if handwashed,the machine beats them up quite a bit.
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
busy people will always prefer to use washing machine.
@jonaida (574)
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
I also washed our clothes by hand, first reason is it's what I've been taught by my mother, second would be it's current saver and water saver. It's also comfortable to wash clothes by hand if the clothes are minimal. And you're right, the clothes are well cared when manually washed. But I use washing machine when washing bedcovers, curtains and those bulky things we use at home, it's much comfortable for me.
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
wow that would be great...
@2babita (1073)
• India
12 Jul 07
I washed dirty clothes by hands and it clean well.I believe hand wash makes much clean than washing machine,though I dont have washing machine and I have no exprence.
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
yeah that's what I did for so many years.
• United States
12 Jul 07
I always use the laundromat, which is just a few steps from my apartment.
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
okey...thanks
@shadjee1 (602)
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
I use both, If its just plain house clothes, I use the washing machine. But when it comes to jeans, office clothes or any clothes I use when I go out, I wash it by hands. Since most of it are delicate and I am sure that the clothes I wear when I go out is clean and spotless.
• United States
21 Jul 07
I have never hand washed a piece of clothing in my life wouldn't even know where to start.
@williamjisir (22887)
• China
17 Jul 07
I love to wash my clothes in a washing machine. But I love to wash the collar and sleeve first by hand before they are placed into the washing machine. As to summer clothes, I wash them manually to save electricity and water.
• India
16 Jul 07
i tooo hands.i do this , because i am in hostel....so.......in home my mother wash it in washing machine.
@Mitraa (3187)
• India
16 Jul 07
Yes, I well agree with you. Clothes are well washed and cared manually. Though I have washing machine, I always prefer washing my clothes by hand. Thanks.
@usmcsgtwife (4997)
• United States
16 Jul 07
I wash all my clothes by machine except for delicates which I wash by hand