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Lindsay Roggenbuck (@lindsayroggenbuck) is a parent who’s always on the lookout for useful life hacks and must-have products.
In the video, Lindsay lists all the ways mesh laundry bags have made her life easier. She explains that they’re great for keeping baby socks together so they don’t get lost in the washing machine, and notes that they’re perfect for washing masks, baby hats, fragile baby blankets, and delicate clothing.
But Lindsay’s most surprising parent hack doesn’t involve clothing at all. She claims that mesh laundry bags are actually perfect for washing baby toys.
“My absolute favorite use for them is to throw my kiddo’s toys right in these bags and then throw them right in the wash,” Lindsay says in the video.
The video shows Lindsay filling up a mesh laundry bag with a variety of colorful plastic toys and small stuffed animals. After filling the bag, Lindsay simply zips it up and tosses it in the washing machine, noting it’s “such a simple way to disinfect your toys.”
Disinfecting baby toys regularly is more important than you might think. If left unwashed, toys can become moldy and spread all kinds of unpleasant germs, including the germs that cause colds and flu. According to WebMD, toys should be scrubbed with soap for at least 20 seconds in order to sanitize them. That’s a lot of scrubbing when your child has a room full of toys!
‘I totally needed this!’
Fortunately, Lindsay’s hack is a huge timesaver, because it lets you wash toys in big batches, instead of cleaning them individually.
Commenters were thrilled with all of Lindsay’s mesh laundry bag hacks.
“You are seriously a life saver!” read one ecstatic comment.
Another commenter helpfully shared another item mesh laundry bags are great for, explaining, “These are the best for bibs so they don’t get stuck to clothes and tear them up!”
Who knew the humble mesh laundry bag — which you can find here on Amazon — had so many uses?
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