How Do I use a Washer/Dryer in a Wheelchair?

Apr 30, 2020

Anonymous asks, quote:

My doctor says I’m not allowed to stand any more from the wheelchair. It’s just not safe. I’ve got a really old top loader. I can barely see over it, let alone into it. How do I do laundry now?

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The first thing you want to do is get yourself a mesh bag that is large enough for you to put a medium‐sized load of laundry in. The hardest part about setting up a load of laundry isn’t getting the clothes in, it’s getting them out. The mesh bag makes it so you only have one thing to pull out of the wash instead of having to reach around for a bunch of little things. Just make sure it’s not too heavy for you to lift. When you do go to reach into the wash, shift yourself forward closer to the edge of your seat and straighten your back. This will make you taller and it will be easier to reach into the washer.