Well your comment lends to another entire issue altogether, which for us, we generally use the laundromat locally, for our linens. We also have a reserve set of linens for those times where we cannot do anything at all.
But most primarily we are off grid, we have a washer for off grid use.
So in terms of how many times you experience an outage, and in terms of how many times you experience a local emergency, where you are at - determines how interested you become in establishing a backup generator, and alternatives for when this happens. Which is a topic most often discussed by people who call themselves preppers.
Which is better thought about when your utilities come back on hahaha. But its something to consider, stocking up for outages, and being prepared for local periods where you are offline for those resources, and then of course, the nature of your capabilities, storage etc.
The easiest for us, was backup linens. The 2nd part was the generator, and washer, which we have a very small Haeir washer, which can do a set at a time. Its mainly what we use for towels. So your generator and your back up wash system not only depends on how much power you need while you are offline, but also too your water. And what type of water storage you want for back up periods.
Its a great time to consider this as you are going through it. Making notes of your challenges. And believe me, once the power is on and the water is flowing, you suddenly have nothing to put on the list. But while you are “in it”, you can make a lot of notes to think about, for being self sustainable, while your outage occurs.