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Thinking of camping or a quick weekend get-a-way this summer and need an easy way to clean your clothes? Or are you looking to reduce your water bill and want to clean your clothes without leaving a dirty carbon footprint? Maybe you’re downsizing your current abode to a tiny home and need a smaller washer.

Whatever your reason for a smaller, eco-friendly washing machine – there’s a DIY method you can follow to create your own clothes washer for around $10. All you need is a drill, two 5-gallon buckets (which you can get for around $3 or less, or even free from places like grocery store bakeries), a shot glass of detergent, and a plunger. Yes, there’s some manual labor involved – but overall, pretty easy and cheap.

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Before demonstrating how to build this green washer, it’s worth mentioning other quick laundry cleaners you can buy: but at double or triple the price. The Rapid Washer from Lehman’s receives good reviews and gets the job done at $24. The Easygo Washer is another compact cleaning alternative that holds about 5lbs of laundry, however, it comes with a hefty price tag of $64.99.

In the end, dollar for dollar, you can’t beat this DIY washer’s $10 price tag and the folks at tinyhouselistings.com claim in their video below that your clothes will come out clean and you can even recycle the drained water (provided you use eco-friendly detergent.) And that’s the whole idea right?

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