Pet collars, leashes and toys
Anyone who has got caught out in the rain, or taken their doggy to the beach will know that those collars and leads can get pretty stinky. Add to that the stuffed toy collection you pooch likes to sleep with and it can be a real stinkathon. Throw them all in a mesh bag and give them a spin in the washing machine on a gentle cycle. Result? Fresh!
Reusable supermarket bags
We’re all getting quite the collection of reusable supermarket bags piling up around the home. They get thrown in the car, dragged around the shops and then end up on the kitchen counter full of shopping, of course they’re going to get grubby. They have our fresh food in them, so they have to be sanitary. Throw them in the wash every couple of weeks on a hot wash cycle and air dry.
Winter is in its way so time to bring out the beloved uggs. Looking a little worse for wear? There’s a solution for that. Brush off any loose dirt, pop them in a mesh bag and place in the washing machine on a cold delicate wash cycle with a couple of towels (to make it a gentler wash for the uggs). Remove and fluff that fleece and dry in the sun. Like new!
Think about it, yoga mats are pretty gross, there’s us sweating on top of them and underneath is the floor, where thousands have stepped. Time to give it a spruce. Roll it up and put the machine on a delicate setting, then dry outside. Don’t put yoga mats on a vigorous cycle or in the dryer, it could fall apart.
Plastic shower curtains
No need to replace the shower curtain when the first sign of mildew or soap scum creeps upon it. Simply take off and throw in the washing machine. Add in a few towels to cushion the lining and it will come out brand new. Want it to be extra sparkling? Add in a dash of baking soda which will help loosen all the nasties.