Everyone has had that moment when they only have to do laundry for one or two items, but it's a waste: and on the other hand, not everyone has a laundromat on hand (or just time to go out and get coins. ).
We would need a mini ... but what am I saying: a nano washing machine. And maybe there is: this foldable laundry washer from Pieria could be what you need in situations like these. A small machine that can wash everything (even if one item, maximum two at a time) in cold water.
Pieria, tiny "accordion" clothes washer
It's a cross between a bag and one of those folding glasses that we used to carry around in the baskets at school. Typically Japanese, isn't it? It weighs only 2,6 kg (5 lbs) and has a capacity of approximately 3 liters. It also has a trendy side, being available in three pastel colors: white, pink and green.
The P-1 (the "technical" name of the Pieria folding clothes dryer) obviously takes up minimal space when not in use. There is little to say about the user interface: I think it's chimp-proof, no offense to the cute primate. Basically it has only two knobs: one to turn it on and off (On / Off) and one to set the speed. That low it is suitable for delicate garments such as jeans or underwear, that one medium is useful for shirts and lighter materials, e high for heavier items.
The future is miniaturized
In a practical, frenetic and nuclearized society like the Japanese one, such an appliance like a washing machine seems obvious. Solutions like this or also this however, they will be increasingly adopted: not only for practical reasons, but for optimization. Washing quickly (the operating cycle is only 10 minutes) only one or two garments at a time can also satisfy sustainability needs.
If you are curious (and you have a few yen to spend, the equivalent of 100 euros) you will find here the foldable clothes washer.