This is a good question. In travel, doing laundry can be a relatively expensive procedure if you hire people to do it for you. Many hostels have laundry services that charge between $5 and $15 per load. I am not joking. I have seen European hostels charging the upper end of this price range for the privilege of having your laundry washed in a machine.
To beat this needless expense, I do my laundry when I shower. Each time I wash my body I bring in a few articles of clothing and wash them too. I then hang the clothes up to dry in my room and wear them the next day.
Doing laundry like this means that I have a constant supply of clean clothes coming in to blend with and replace the dirty, road-worn rags that are on my body.
The only trick to this is that I know that I need to ALWAYS wash some clothes EVERY time I shower or else the dirty laundry will pile up in my bag.
I also travel with very few articles of clothing – just enough to clothe myself two times over – so this means that washing them regularly is not a large chore.
I wrote a complete travel tip about doing laundry while traveling at, Travel Tip #4- Wash Your Laundry While You Shower
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