Hello to anyone reading this. I’m looking for some suggestions please.
I have to do a lot of laundry for my hubby, 13 tear old daughter and myself. We do own a tumble drier but, I prefer to hang washing out on a washing line. On days when my walking isn’t too bad and there’s no-one else at home to carry it outside to the line for me, my problem is getting a basket of wet washing out to the washing line. I use a tri-walker and carrying anything at the same time as using the walker is very difficult (nigh on impossible!).
Does anyone have any suggestions about how I can overcome this problem? (A supermarket trolley would be ideal but we don’t have one of those!).
Hi, I also have a walker with a seat that’s very useful. But you could also try a shopping trolley… you know those ones you can buy in luggage shops. That would help with the laundry. You can also get ones with 4 wheels that you push in front of you so they are bit like a walker.
You can get trolleys to use in the garden which might be useful. The sort designed form moving heavy things around and have decent wheels to use outside. Or a good old fashioned (clean!) wheelbarrow.
Both should have enough room to put a washing basket on and be easy-ish to move with mobility problems.
I’ll have a look at washing trollys from OT myself as they may be just the kind of thing I’m looking for. I don’t hang washing up outside, we use indoor clothes dryers but then ‘we’ are two adults so there isn’t a whole families worth of washing. I don’t think I could hang washing outside any more without getting dizzy and ending up on the ground!
Hi Jacqueline, I have a walker/rollator with a seat. It’s amazing how many things I use it for. I can transfer washing to the garden on it, I use it as a table to carry drinks and my meals. I use it for cooking and preparing food. Because it’s on wheels I can scoot about the kitchen on it. I have a bag for laundry; and used to drag it to the line. As my balance is so bad these days I don’t put too much washing on the line. Good luck with it hope you have some answers that help.