Thursday, November 02, 2017


Untitled I've been using this lifehack for some time now, and recently told a friend about this.

Most washers in Japan do not have the thingy in the middle to wash the clothes.

Because of this, the clothes end up all tangled in a big ball.

But, if you put two empty 500 milliliter plastic bottles with the caps on into a net, and wash your clothes...

Untitled The middle of the washer ends up being cleared and most times the clothes do not tangle.

If you have the same type of washer, and do try this, I hope it works for you too.

p.s. thanks Rowena for reminding me to post about this :)


Anonymous said...

That's so clever and interesting to see how other countries do their laundry. Someone told me Japanese washers didn't drain or spin the water out on their own many years ago so there was a crank mechanism you used to squeeze the water out after your clothes went through the wash cycle. I wish the U.S. had those washer-dryer in one machines I've seen in other countries.

Rowena said...

aha!, the middle thingy! I knew that photo had something about it but went right over my head. I have a frontloader, no middle anything, but no big probs with stuff getting tangled.

KirkK said...

Very nice Kat!

jalna said...

Whaaaaaaat?! So genius the person who thought of that!

K and S said...

oh em gee Anon, my friend had that type when we studied in Japan many moons ago...she said it took forever to do laundry...I want that washer-dryer in one machine too!

Thanks for sharing about the front loading type, Rowena!

Take care you two.

K and S said...

Thanks Kirk!

I agree Jalna!

Take care you two.

Tobias Mann said...

How did you come to this idea? This is brilliant!

K and S said...

Sorry Tobias, I didn't think this lifehack up, I saw it on a television program many years ago.

Take care.