Compact Portable Washing
I have lived in apartments most of my life. First, my parents rented apartments, then later I did when I was on my own. Some had laundry hook-ups inside the apartment, while others had no facility what so ever. Washing my clothes and household items at the laundry mat was very tiresome and at times dangerous. The compact portable washing system is best for those that live in a Dorm, Tiny House, Condo, RVs, Campers, Van Living, Solar Living, and Apartments without washer dryer hook-ups.
I bought the Costway Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub Washing Machine with a 17.6lbs capacity Washer and Spinner. The washer was shipped in a plain box. The landlord couldn’t see what was in it.
This machine uses a gravity pump. It drains easily into a tub, shower, sink or bucket. You can also fill the tub with buckets of water instead of the hose.
Washer measures 25″ L x 15″ D x 29″ H. It weighs 29 pounds making it lightweight and easy to move. The washers design is space-saving. It’s Energy efficient and environmentally friendly. It uses less water than a standard machine. It plugs into a regular 110v house outlet. The inlet hose hooks to most faucets. If it doesn’t hook to yours, you can find rings, hoses, and clamps at a hardware store near you.
This washer offers a twin tub. It has separate washer and spinner tubs. The washer is the larger tub that holds an 11 lb load capacity. It has a 15-minute timer. The timer can be reset to up to 15 minutes. Its washing power is 300w. The agitator spins to the right then pauses and then spins to the left, then repeats. I can’t believe the water swirl this little machine can do. I put my delicate clothes in a laundry bag.
Flower Lint Trap Filter
There is a lint/hair filter attached to the inside of the tub. The washer and spinner is a top loading machine. I use an extra separate floating lint trap. They don’t cost very much and I like the extra filter. I have dogs and the hair gets everywhere. The extra filter collects it during washing.
The spinner is actually the same as a spin cycle on a standard machine. In most of these types of machines, they are the separate smaller tub. It spins the water out of the clothes. In many reviews, customers refer to it as a spin dryer. It is not a dryer. It’s like a salad shooter and spins the water out at a high speed. The spinner has a 6.6 lb load capacity. That’s half of the washer size. The spinner has a 5-minute timer. The timer can be reset to spin many times. Spinner offers a 110w spinning power with 1300 RPMs. It comes with a cover plate for the top of the spinner so the clothes don’t go flying out. Both washer and spinner can operate at the same time.
A Rolling Cart or Stacking Shelf
I store my washer in the dining room closet on a rolling cart. When I want to use it I roll it to the bathroom and set it next to the tub. I set the washer on the top shelf of the cart. It keeps it elevated which helps the water drain out. I use the bottom shelf to store my dirty clothes until I have time to do my laundry.
The washer and dryer can also be stacked shelf to save space.
Now I can choose a suitable time to do my laundry. The homeless can’t harass me at home. I don’t have to have rolls of coins from the bank. It’s also a lot better than hand washing everything I own.
My Previous Typical Washing Day
This was a typical wash day for me. First, I had to stop at the bank to get rolls of coins to operate the machines. Second, I had to go to the laundry mat during daylight hours. For some reason, the laundry mats in my area are not in a bad part of town. Lastly, the machines are dirty and haven’t been cleaned inside or out for some time. I’ve always been afraid of catching something from them. I had to have additional money to clean the machine in HOT water before washing my clothes.
I am so glad I found these compact portable washing machine. I’d no idea there was anything like this out there. If I had I would have bought it years ago. Now I don’t have to leave the house to do the laundry.
If you’re interested in a 110v standard house outlet electric dryer to complete the laundry washing set.