Helping clothes dry

Erhart Demand wrote about traveling with carry-on luggage only, washing clothes by hand and using a salad spinner to extract water from his laundry so it would dry faster (March ’06, pg. 102). He’s a man after my own heart, and creative as well!

I also travel with carry-on only. I usually do laundry after I’ve taken a shower. After having dried myself, I spread out my towel, lay my wet laundry on it and roll it up tightly, then twist it to wring the clothes. This removes enough water so that almost everything dries overnight except knit shirts.

I take one super-sized zip-lock bag in my suitcase to pack wet clothes in if I need to move on before my laundry has dried.

Hanover, NH