Basically our washing machine and dryer's electricity was down so I made a home dry cleaners(quite entertaining!) and it worked quite well and then I found out that it was on and had been for an hour...
In with the powder and hot water from a kettel-give it a stir then put in the clothes
WOOSH in the cold water...
Then spin again!
Drain or squeeze the clothes..
Get a hair dryer and poke it in an opening on whatever needs to dry and leave it there while you do the rest of the washing
I hope that gives you some ideas for those rainy days,
The Butterfly Wing