Sometimes your comments inspire “feats”, or at least motivate to write new posts. Therefore, today wehave … carpet washing 🙂
Сarpets washing in a nearby pond is full of sacred meaning for the normal Finn – it is a process of internal cleaning from the filth of the surrounding world, returning to our roots and challenging the existing industrial order of our existence.
Otherwise, how can explain the fact that in the abundance of modern dry-cleaners, a huge mass of people in Suomi periodically meets on the shores of ponds/rivers at summer time and begins to furiously scrub the carpets until they are made its completely clean.
However, if we ignore the searching of non-existent esoteric meanings, we can say that carpets washing on their own is cheaper than buying washing services from specialized firms.
And at least ten times more fun, because easy communication with wet “neighbors” is included in the mandatory program of the action.
Carpet is washing in special place with liquid pine soap (mäntysuopa), which is made from environmentally friendly components and is completely non-toxic.
The using of other cleansers is prohibited – the environment in Finland comes first. The washing process from the side seems chaotic – a mass of people randomly moves in the special washing places, scrubs, rinses, squeezes, but does not disturb with each other at all.
The level of positiveness is stuning – Finns come here not only to wash carpets, but to talk to each other, discuss the latest news and events. Young people are slowly being drawn in it, which is surprising, because 5-7 years ago only pensioners could be seen in such places, and now young couples with passion and without any complexes are involved in the process of carpet washing.
As a rule, special bathtubs and manual wringers are installed to wash small carpets – everything is very convenient and completely free of charge, and it is cool … 🙂
An now … let me take my leave, I consider the topic of Finnish carpets closed and fully proven 🙂