Convenient Ways To Wash Your Reusable Shopping Bags

We are all hearing about the importance of washing our recyclable grocery bags to prevent bacteria from forming, and there are a few good suggestions out there on how to do this effectively.  Soap and water removes up to 99.9% of bacteria, but some recycled shopping bags are a little too fragile to be thrown in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry.

One creative suggestion is to add them into the dishwasher.  You can load up the dishwasher with several bags by standing them up on the pegs.  You will not need to turn the bags inside out if you use the dishwasher as the spray will get inside the bags.  If you are worried about the hot water, just run the dishwasher with cold water and your bags will come out bright and clean.  Make sure after you wash your bags that you let them dry thoroughly before putting them back into your car or in a drawer.  In fact, if you have a place to hang your reusable shopping bags, such as on a hanger in the laundry room, this will help keep them dry as well.

Another suggestion is to use a soapy sponge and a garden hose outside, and then hang the custom recyclable bags on a laundry line to let the sun dry them completely.  With this method, turn your eco friendly reusable bags inside out to make sure you get anything out that may have spilled inside the bag such as milk or any juice from meat.

There is always good old fashioned hand washing in the sink, but not too many of us have the time to do this every week.  The laundry machine is always a good option, just make sure you turn your bags inside out.  You may want to include your bags with kitchen towels and just make that part of your weekly laundry routine.  For more information on keeping your reusable shopping bags clean, go to Life Goes Strong.

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