Well, we do have a washing machine; it was a wedding gift but we haven’t even opened the box yet (Woah… What if it was just a box for a washing machine but what’s inside the box is just a bunch of junk? Or better yet, tons of money? We haven’t checked that!). So anyway, how do I wash our undies?
I take a basin of water. Then I pour out maybe a handful of Tide Ultra with Nature Fresh scent (nothing else will do!) — I don’t measure it anymore, I just feel that about a handful is enough. Then I do that shaky-shaky bit with my hand (Whaddaya call that? Agitate the water?) till the water’s all foamy. And then I pour half a cup of fabric conditioner into the water. Shaky-shaky again. Then I put in our undies (of course, I wash them with tap water prior to putting ’em into the soapy water). I soak them overnight.
When I wake up in the morning, the undies are ready for rinsing! So I rinse them till there’s no more trace of soap and then hang them to dry.
I tried this process without fabric conditioner before and sheesh, our undies felt like they were starched!!! As in they could’ve stood on their own if you propped them up on the table or something. And when you wear them, they’re not really comfortable, you know. Haha! So fabric conditioner is the way to go. And use Downy. I use the pink one.