Have you ever heard of doing laundry in the bathtub? I read about it somewhere on the internet years ago (maybe here?), and this past week I decided to give it a go. If you want to give it a try, I highly recommend separating your clothes into 2 piles: dirty, and funky dirty. The funky dirty stuff goes in the washing machine while you wash the merely dirty in the tub. I also used this info.
Wringing it out and drying it was the hard part. Even after wringing, the clothes were VERY wet and took forever to dry on the line. Maybe running through the spin cycle would help, but then, what would be the point really?
In summation, I was really backed up in the laundry department, and this one "load" helped to nearly catch me up. It do not regret it and might possibly do it again in the future.