Friday, November 21, 2008

Laundry- Moroccan Style

The time arrived that I needed to wash some clothes. Thanks to Loubna, I did it Moroccan style.




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We filled a plastic tub with my socks.



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This is Omo. It is a brand of laundry detergent. Other available brands are Ariel and Tide. The detergent is sold in single use bags.



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We sprinkled the sock soup with the Omo.



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Then we swirled the socks around, simulating a washing machine. Loubna and I even provided washing machine sound effects. (Loubna is my Moroccan soul mate. It was quite natural for her to join in the sound effects.)


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We grabbed each sock individually and scrubbed it.



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Then we wrung the socks out...



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and rinsed them...



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and placed them in a drying rack.



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We did the washing in a little courtyard off of the living room. It opened to the sky.



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For my jeans we moved to a smaller bucket, filled it with water, and added the Omo.



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It turns out that jeans are really hard to wash.



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Especially when the legs cuffs are muddy from walking around Marrakech.



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I was taking so long that Loubna took over.



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She scrubbed them and wrung them out. Thanks Loubna!


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We hung the clothes to dry on the pavilion on the roof.



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And secured them with clothespins. And then left to let the Moroccan sun do the rest.



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As you can see, we weren't the only family in the neighborhood taking advantage of a nice day to do laundry.

1 comment:

Ben and Missy said...

Wow, I am so thankful for washing machines.