I stole some of her mesh lingerie bags to wash my leotards and tights. You can’t wash tights without a wash bag because they get all knotted up and wrapped around things, and then you have a stretchy wet mess. So I took some wash bags.
I managed to get a great deal (coughfreecough) from Absodeals on some wash bags, and I gave them a shot yesterday.
If you’re like me (and you probably are if you’re reading this blog) you have exactly one day off per week. One day to do everything: cooking, cleaning, laundry, the cat box, etc. I don’t have time to do two loads of laundry, I’d rather do just one if I can help it.
That is the biggest pro for these wash bags: they’re slightly thicker and more heavy duty than normal mesh bags; so I can throw my stuff in there and put it in with my jeans and towels and socks. One load of laundry! no more separating out the delicates!
Another thing I liked was the size; the bra bags were kind of small, you can only fit one bra per bag, but the other square bags were very large. I didn’t even end up using the biggest one.
The cons are that because they’re thicker, they don’t allow the lint to escape the mesh. So I opened up my wash bag with my sports bra in it, and it was covered in lint and little bits and pieces of stuff. That’s annoying. My tights, running shorts, and ballet skirt were fine (I guess because those things don’t produce lint?) but the sports bra I’ll have to run a lint roller over it after it’s dry.
Still, I’m happy with them, and will probably return my mother’s wash bags to her now that I have a set of my own.
Happy wash day!