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Photo: Manuel Breva Colmeiro (Getty Images)

5 Kinds Of Items You Can (And Should) Toss In The Washing Machine

Photo: Manuel Breva Colmeiro (Getty Images)

The apex of adulthood is having your own washer and dryer. If you’ve already unlocked this level of achievement, we’re jealous. However, are you getting the most use out of this appliance? Of course you’re using it for clothes, towel, and linens, but what about items you’re less likely to toss into the washing machine? There are tons of items that can easily and efficiently be cleaned with a journey through the delicate cycle, and we’re here to tell you what they are. Before we do that, here are some tips to make sure you maximize your washing experience.

First of all, wash most of these things with cold water, on the delicate cycle, and then air dry. This is the safest way to ensure your goods will stay intact. Secondly, if what you’re washing stinks, add a half-cup of vinegar to the wash. A word to the wise: a lot of these smaller, more delicate items will have a better trip in the washer if you put them in a mesh bag. This variety pack from Bagail comes in several sizes and won’t break the bank. If you’re not at this point in your self-help journey, go ahead and avoid the mesh bag. It’s your stuff, maybe you want to spend money replacing your belongings.

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Is there anything unusual you use your washing machine for? If so share the deets in the comments!

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