I actually quite enjoyed it.
The only slightly dodgy part was getting the very wet washing from the bathroom down the stairs and out into the garden to dry. But wash days were standardised, everything was planned and prioritised and that's how it went. I enjoyed sloshing the stuff around in the bath with the radio on. I won't say I wasn't happy to have the washing machine back but I think it was a little bit like making your own bread, there was something about handling the fabric and taking care of each little bit of the load that got me back in touch with the things I own and an appreciation of the time and effort I don't have to spend when the machine takes the strain.