I have the biggest plastic tub Walmart has for soaking and washing my clothes in. I have a LOT of laundry! I do the washing. I use a kitchen scrubby on the stains with a bar of Feltsnaptha (sp?) soap. Then usually oldest DS does the rinsing in 5 gallon buckets and then we have a commercial mop bucket for squeezing the water out. I use homemade laundry soap in my large bucket. I found that just using my hands or having one of the smaller kids walking back and forth on the laundry is easier than the plungers. I also have over 200' of clothes line and when I wash I like to fill that up!