In addition to clothes, and blankets, do you know a washing machine can help you clean more things, including paper bags? Here are some suggestions to help you save time and quickly clean your items.
Washable paper bags
Is the washable paper bag? That’s right, it’s a paper bag made from a special type of paper, either kraft-tex or washable paper. Although made of paper, they look as fashionable as leather, as strong as fabric, as eco-friendly as paper, and as cost-effective as plastic bags. You can put Kraft-tex paper bags in the washing machine with a little soap, to clean before reuse.
Next time you have a chance to use this type of bag, you can try cleaning it by hand or by washing machine.
Place each stuffed animal in its own mesh laundry bag and set your machine to wash and rinse. Use cold water (warm or hot water could melt the toy’s glue) and half the regular amount of detergent. Run the animals through a second rinse cycle to remove all the soap, and allow them to air dry. Fluff fur as needed.
Check the label on your removable mop head to see if it can go in the washing machine—most are made to be removable for exactly this purpose. If you’re using a Swiffer, give your wipes a simple hand wash to ready them for a second use.
Add oven mitts and potholders to your load of dishtowels and washcloths.
Remove the laces from canvas or nylon sneakers and slip them into a cotton pillowcase where they won’t get tangled. Take out any inner soles or padding from the sneakers and toss the shoes and pillowcase into your washer (if you’re concerned about the shoes causing a racket, throw in a few towels as well).
Add the regular amount of detergent, plus a dash of vinegar to deodorize. Set your machine on a cold-wash delicate cycle. Allow the shoes and shoelaces to air dry.
Load small toys such as Legos, bath-time puffers, or the ball your dog uses to play fetch into a mesh laundry bag. Run them through a cool delicate cycle to get them squeaky clean.
Wash pillows two at a time in a warm-water gentle cycle. To ensure you’ve washing out all the soap, add an extra cold-water rinse and spin. To fluff things up, dry the pillows on low heat, along with a few rubber dryer balls.
Plastic shower curtains
Clean a plastic shower curtain with a regular amount of detergent. Add two or three bath towels for extra cleaning power. Hang to dry.
Backpacks and lunch boxes
Open all of your backpack’s pockets and check for any items that might be hidden. If there are large pieces of crumbs or debris, use your vacuum cleaner’s crevice attachment to do a thorough pre-cleaning. Put your backpack into a laundry bag or pillowcase and wash it on a gentle cycle in cold water with a small amount of gentle detergent. Allow to air dry.
If the care instructions on your mat don’t advise against putting it in the washing machine, you most likely can.
Reusable grocery bags
Your reusable canvas grocery bags go from the inside of your shopping cart to the trunk of your car to… your kitchen counter. Plus, they’re in close contact with your fruits and veggies. Give them the thorough cleaning they deserve. Canvas bags can go straight into the washing machine on a hot-water regular cycle with the recommended amount of detergent. Pop them right into the dryer afterward.
Give sports gear (knee, elbow, and shoulder pads, shin guards, gloves) a good cleaning at least once a month. Close all Velcro closures to prevent them from snagging or tangling, and put them each in laundry bags and into the washing machine. Add a half amount of gentle detergent and wash on a regular cycle.
Now you know more useful uses of washing machines. Next time, try to take advantage of your home washing machine to clean the above items, both saving time and satisfying results.
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