Wednesday, August 31, 2011
New Uses for Mesh Wash Bags | Family Economics
One of my favorite organizing solutions is coming up with new uses for items I already own. During one of my de-clutter sessions, I came across several mesh wash bags in my laundry room cabinet that had gone unused for some time. It was time to toss them out or find a new use for them. Being the penny-pinching mom that I am, I came up with several new uses for these soft and washable bags:
• Bath Toys. For years, the bottoms of my tubs and showers have been filled with bath toys until I discovered mesh wash bags are the perfect storage solution. The bags are also great for giving those much loved toys a cleaning – just toss the bag filled with toys in the top of the dishwasher for simple cleaning. This also works well for cleaning waterproof toys.
• Kid size dishes. A mesh wash bag became the perfect solution to use in the dishwasher filled with my children’s sippy cup lids, toddler utensils and other miscellaneous small items that I often find in the bottom of my dishwasher. I now can place them inside the lingerie bag, zip it closed and place on the top rack of my dishwasher.
• Closet Organizer. Swimsuits, scarves and gloves always seem to be floating around my dresser in an unorganized fashion. They can now have their own place in a mesh wash bag by simply hanging the bag from a skirt or pants hanger in your closet and filling with items that are difficult to keep organized in your dresser.
• Matching socks. Does your washer and dryer seem to make your socks disappear? Assign each of your family members a mesh wash bag to place their dirty socks into as well as other small clothing items, including undergarments, tights and sweat bands. Once they deliver their filled mesh wash bag to the laundry room it can easily be tossed into a load of laundry keeping their items together. No more mixed matched socks!
Have you found a new use for an unused item around your home?