Monday, June 30, 2014

Washing Floorball outfits is just like all other items we wash...


OK,
We can not change that. Some items must be washed at different degrees and some items treated like color, some like cotton, and some like delicates. All tricks used are probably as many as with most of the other items you put into the washer - or the ability of the washer you use.

OK, then let us just remember how container traffic revolutionized transports on the global scale and how computer "package-traffic" in essences are doing the same thing. So why not just apply the same thinking to items you wash at home - also including a full outfit wash procedure for the Floorball team. Yes often one single person ends up washing the full team outfits.

What do we need? Not much. In principle we only need a couple of thin plastic containers that has the size to fit right into the washer and dryer. If your washer is round and if your washer or dryer does not have a center piece this container should look like a big cylinder with an easy opening that you can snap down in a locked position fast. The cylinder must be lightweight, filled with holes - and maybe be designed like a floorball blade with tonnes of openings - to let water and detergent as well as all the rinse water easily in and out - but still keep even the smallest socks in.
Good.

Why is this good? Because you take a "package-approach" to your laundry. First as you put away dirty laundry you can automatically put it away in a the plastic cylinder pre-marked with for instance socks, or higher temperature whites or dedicates - . This is of course to be designed according to what your washer can do. And these containers could be located where you undress. In the locker room if we think about a sports team.
Then this will solve the transport of dirty laundry throughout your own home or to the laundry store you plan to visit. Then you do not need to sort things as you just put this "cassette" right into the laundry machine when it is time to run the machne.
But the best of it all comes when you have to move your laundry from the washer to the drier.. How many times have you not lost 3 socks as your laundry gets moved from the washer to the drier and you have to bend down to pick them up among all the other dirty clothes in a pile in front of the washer - ?
You just take the cassette out - maybe filled with Floorball towels and in one single move you put the cassette into the drier. Yes, as system like this would probably also reduce the number of lost socks in any household with some 50% (wild guessing here).

No, this system can not help you to fold the towels afterwards. But it is a systematic approach to make laundry a bit easier. It just borrows the idea of containers from the transport industry - and to us here it sounds slightly ingenious. The main problem is that the washing and laundry industry has not came up with this approach themselves - instead a crazy Floorball blog has to take on - just a regular and systematic - perhaps a more streamlined approach - to enhance a chore related to any Floorball or sports team with a pile of dirty sports wear.
We wonder what LG, Bosch, Maytag, Samsung, Tide, Downy and the others do when they design systems to wash our clothes - do the only look at the machines and how that part of the task to wash clothes looks like?
We do not.

Holistic Comments on this one would be cool!

Update - before anyone thinks any further...
"then you can make washers and driers pre-designed for container washing too"

And suddenly we have suggested how to fully change how people are supposed to be doing laundry - blogging is still fun cause there is soo much in the world we could be doing quite differently and most often much more efficiently too.
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Caution

Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!