If you live in an apartment that doesn't have a washer/dryer inside, I'm going to show you what I use. I really like it.
It's the Kuppet portable washing machine. It came from Amazon. It's under 200 dollars, and you hook it up to your kitchen sink. It's very large. Only a few inches shorter than a kitchen counter, and its large capacity fits about 1/2 of a normal load in it to wash. It's so light (maybe 30 pounds) that you can store it somewhere during the week, and then drag it out on wash day without hurting your back. I store mine under the kitchen island. It fits perfectly where bar stools would normally go.
It has two compartments. One for washing/rinsing, and then the second is the spin cycle, which wrings nearly all the water out of your clothes.
One thing I like about it is the drain has a pump in it, so it gets out any residual water in the machine. Although there's a lint trap in the drain, a good idea is to rubber band about 6 inches of pantyhose to the end of the hose, so that you don't clog the drain for your kitchen sink with lint.
I fill the machine, then I run the wash cycle for 7 minutes, drain the machine, fill the machine again, rinse for 2 minutes, and then transfer all the clothes to the spin compartment, where I spin it for 2 minutes. They are now clean and practically dry and ready to be hung up on the clothesline.
A good portable clothesline for an apartment is this very economical one from Ikea. It fits an entire large standard load of laundry on it, and when it's not wash day, you can fold it flat and put it away. Also if you're only doing half a load, you can only fold out half the rack and it'll take up less space. It's very durable. I've had mine for years and years.
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