10 items that you can wash in your washing machine

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Let’s face it, we all hate cleaning and we all hate cleaning household items by hand even though it can be the best way to do things sometimes. Washing machines are one of mankind’s best household inventions ever because it makes life much easier, but they are exclusive for clothes only, or are they?

There are many items that can be washed in a regular washing machine without having to scrub endlessly. You just have to kick start a regular washing (just make sure to add towels as barriers between the items and the cylinder.

1. Shoelaces

Shoelaces are one of the most durable parts in shoes, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t collect dust and dirt. The laces can be washed in a washing machine. All you have to do is zip lock them in a mesh bag, and start a cold and gentle cycle. Once done, make sure to air dry them, relace the laces, and you’re good to go.

2. Eco-friendly grocery bags

When it comes to saving the planet, there’s nothing better than reusable grocery bags, the only problem is that they collect dust and, and they look wore off after a short while. You can expand their lifespan by putting them directly into your washing machine and start a normal cycle (if there’s a particular stain that seems too hard to be washed off, spray it with a mixture of a cup of salt and 3 cups of water before washing the bags).

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3. Baseball hats

Baseball hats are basically specially named garments. They are so popular and they also get dirty and stained from time to time. If your old baseball hat starts to feel a little bit dull and starts getting dirty, then put it in a mesh bag, put everything in your washing machine, and start a gentle cold cycle.

4. Curtains

Curtains can be a wonderful addition to your salon, but they too buildup stains and pick up dirt, grime, and, of course, dust. Cleaning curtains by hand is both tricky and hard because there are too many variables like fabric, length, width, etc. You can easily clean your curtains by butting them in a large mesh bag, throwing them in your washing machine, and starting a gentle cold cycle. Make sure to air dry the curtains to avoid creases and wrinkles.

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5. Leashes and collars

We all love our pets, that is why we use items like collars and leashes, however, those items buildup bacteria incredibly quickly because of the constant pet activities they endure. To clean them, start by zipping them in a mesh bag and wash them in your washing machine using a sanitizing cycle to clear out all of the debris and dirt. But you have to make sure to use a small amount of detergent to avoid remnants on the collars.

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