If you ever find yourself dreading the laundry, you need to ask yourself why? Why does such a simple task of throwing clothes into a machine, cause such angst. Well for most of us it is the time that it takes. Firstly, we have to collect the clothes, then we have to sort into categories, then it goes into the machine to wash, then we have to peg it out, then we have to bring it in, then finally we have to fold and put the items away. But what if there was a way to simplify the process? What if there was a way to make just one step easier? Well there is.
Let me introduce you to laundry bags. Also referred to as ‘washing’ and ‘delicate’ bags. This handy little bag has the ability to save you so much time in the laundry.
For most of us, there are two main reasons why we separate our clothing prior to washing. First is to avoid cross colour contamination and the second is fluff. The use of a laundry bag is the solution in both cases. If you have a coloured item of clothing that you don’t want being pressed up again other clothes in the spin cycle for fear of colour transfer, place it in a laundry bag. If you have a black garment that is prone to collecting fluff, place it in a laundry bag. If you have a one random towel that will fit in the wash, but you don’t want to put fluff through the entire load, place it in a large laundry bag. Rather than separating your laundry into smaller loads to accommodate all of these scenarios, just use a laundry bag. It is that simple.
Now, I know that this concept may seem a little scary for some of you, but if you truly want to make laundry just a little bit easier, I urge you to give it a try. You will be amazed at how much more you can fit into each wash cycle.
Of course you still need to separate lights and darks, and it is important that you use bags with a very fine weave, like the three pack I use from IKEA. But by introducing these bags into your laundry routine, you will soon find that you are able to replace smaller loads with full loads, resulting in less wash cycles per week, and less time doing laundry, which is the biggest benefit of all.
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P.S. I would love to hear your feedback on your first experience using laundry bags. So please be sure to leave a comment. Your comment may be just the encouragement needed for others to give it a try.