On an impulse last weekend, I bought a washboard. And no, not to play music on. I bought a washboard for its intended purpose--washing clothes by hand.
I am tired of going to the laundromat and paying $5 to wash and dry my clothes, and I can never get there before it closes, so I thought I'd see how handwashing goes. So far, I find it pretty easy, if slightly hard on the knees. It doesn't take me very long to rub an article of clothing up and down the washboard a few times, and the clothes seem to come out just as clean, but a little stiffer than machine-washed clothes.
We'll see how long it lasts, but for now, I'm into it!