For many Malawians laundry is something that I believe warrants any amount of complaining deemed fit. It often includes getting water, filling buckets, adding soap, a time consuming process of scrubbing your clothes together to get any dirt of, wringing out the water, dumping and refilling bucket with clean water, washing soap of clean clothes, re-wringing, hanging on a clothes line, taking off clothes line, ironing (everything including underwear), folding and putting away.
While I have had the pleasure of learning how to do this task while living in Zanzibar, I have to say clothes washing in Malawi is very different for me. My house hires a man to come over 3 days a week to clean. He also washes my clothes. He does all of the steps I listed above for me. All I do is buy the soap, gather my clothes pay him $1.25 and then put away my perfect cleaned and pressed pile of clothes when I get home.
I am extremely thankful to this gentleman who does all of this work for me.