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Really, can you imagine yourself doing hand laundry today without any use of washing machine? Of course, you can do that for some small items that request immediate attention, but for bigger stuff? No thanks, I’d rather use washer to do the job.
Did you know that there are certain items that can be washed in a washing machine? Yes, and here they are…
Disinfect Small Toys
You can collect all small toys that have picked up dirt while children were playing and in this way you will disinfect and make them germ free.
Simply put them in a washing bag, zip it and let them through a cool delicate washing cycle.
How To Wash Sneakers In A Washing Machine?
First you need to remove laces from sneakers and put them in a small laundry beg(not to tangle). Take off any shoe insole if you use in sneakers, put them into a pillow case and toss some more of them to fulfill the washer.
Use normal quantity of detergent and small amount of vinegar to deodorize them. Set the washer to a cool delicate washing cycle and let them dry thoroughly.
Make Stuffed Animals Germ Free
If you have couple of small laundry bags, use them for all stuffed toys you have. Set the washing machine to a cool temperature because glue can melt in hot water.
Rinse them in second cycle with cold water to remove any soap left. Let them air dry.
Removable Mop Heads
Before you put this in a washer, check the label if it is washable that way. Hand-wash it first, then pop it in a washing machine and make it usable again.
Flush The Pillows Occasionally
If your washer is big enough, you can wash two at a time. If you would like to ensure that all soap is rinsed off, you can add an extra cold-water rinse and spin them up.
Dry the pillows on low heat to fluff them up.
Filthy Shower Curtains
Not to run an empty washer, you can throw some towels in too. Do them on a cool delicate washing cycle since hot water can melt them down and you will ruin the washer.Careful with this.
Prior putting them in washing machine, check the pockets for any food debris. Vacuum them and then you can wash them.
Put them 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.
Small Rugs And Bath Mats
Before you put them in your washer, take them outside and shake them from any dirt. Besides bath mats, you can use small rugs to balance load in the machine.
Set the machine on a cold-wash delicate cycle, and add half the regular amount of detergent. Allow the mat to air dry Advice: never put a rubber and a rubber-backed mat into the dryer.You will ruin the mat and your washer too.
Clean Your Yoga Mat Too…
First check your yoga mat care instructions. If there is advise not to wash it in a washer, then don’t do it. If the care advise approves it, then you are good to go.
Throw your mat in the washing machine weekly with no soap. Dry it on medium to high heat. If you practice yoga regularly outdoors or you sweat a lot, you should wash it more often.
You can hand-wash it too by using a 50/50 mix of water and vinegar as natural disinfection, and restore the rubber’s texture and color. It’s good hygiene practice and it prolongs your mat’s life.
Canvas Grocery Bags
Those are filthy ones because they go into your car and then you forget and you put them over the kitchen counters where you contaminate all surface area. Be careful with that.
You should wash them more frequently since fruits and veggies are in contact with it. Canvas bags can go straight into the washing machine on a hot-water regular cycle with the recommended amount of detergent.
Afterward, pop them right into the dryer.
Your Pet Beds
Washable foam pet beds can be cleaned whenever you see necessity for it. Remove the bed’s outside cover and place it in the washing machine with cold water and regular detergent.
To clean the foam piece, fill your bathtub with warm water and add some amount of laundry detergent. Then sink the bed into the soapy water and let it stay there for a while.
Rub it thoroughly and empty the soap water from the tub. Refill with clean water. Rinse the foam out and place it on the sunny place to air dry. Replace the foam cover and zip it up.
Some Sports Equipment
Knee, elbow, shoulder pads, shin guards, gloves – they can be washed in a washer. Put them separately to prevent any snagging or tangling. Add a half amount of gentle detergent and wash on a regular cycle.
You can also wash your gym bags since they pick up dirt from locker rooms. Open all of your bag’s pockets to check for any forgotten items and wash on a cold-water gentle cycle.
As you can see, there are many items that can use the benefits of your washing machine. But, prior doing anything like it, check the labels if they allow using washer for cleaning purposes.
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