I had no idea that in South America it’s a rarity to have a dryer. Our AirBnB booking indicated there was a drier – there is not, unless it meant the drying rack.
But of all the little things that have surprised me, this has been the least impactful. We’ve done a good job of wearing our clothing until they’re actually dirty. Due to the fact we’ve brought so few items of clothing, a wash every couple of days seems to suffice.
I noticed when we arrived that our sheets and towels had tiny tags on them indicating they were sent out for washing, drying, and pressing. I believe I’ve found a place to take them, but it has yet to be open when I’ve passed it. I’m assuming that it’s a pick up / drop off at your house deal, but I’m still researching. So far, I’ve managed to wash and air dry our sheets weekly, and it’s not too bad.
When you look around at the houses and apartment buildings, everyone has clotheslines on their porches or hangs clothing and artfully arranges it for full sun exposure during the day. I like checking out everyone’s set up.
On a related note, there is no powdered Tide here. As a die hard @gocleanco follower, this has been a bit of a challenge for me. Every cleaning product here is also heavily scented. Even toilet paper, trash bags, feminine products, and storage bags (like a ZipLock) are scented. Being a longtime follower and friend of Grace, this really bothers my nose, gives me a headache, and makes me wonder if I’m silently poisoning my family. But I’m doing the best I can with Arm and Hammer detergent.