20 Things You Can Wash in the Washing Machine

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Did you know that your humble washing machine can be used to wash so much more than clothing!!

We put the question out there – and we were surprised with how many different answers we got…

“What can you wash – and what DO you wash – in your washing machine…??


20 things you can definitely wash in the washing machine

IMPORTANT: These are guides and ideas, please always check labels first! Also many non clothing things require low spin speeds and temperatures!


20 things you can wash in the washing machine

  1. Trainers and Sports Shoes
  2. Tog Bags – School Bags – Beach Bags
  3. Lego and Duplo – in a sock bag
  4. Door Mats (even the ones with rubber on the back)
  5. Shower Curtains – most new ones are fully washable
  6. Slip Slops – Flip Flops
  7. Children’s soft (plush) toys – some of them get dragged around all day – it is good to know that most little bunnies love to be washed!
  8. Pillows – make sure the machine is turned to a low speed spin!
  9. Duvets – even ones with feathers!
  10. Bath sponges and scrubbies
  11. Curtains – check the label on these carefully first!
  12. Yoga Mat
  13. Plastic Children’s Toys – the no battery kind – like bath ducks and the dinosaur collection
  14. Plastic Table Cloths
  15. Ball Pool Balls
  16. Beach and Sandpit Buckets, Spades and Toys
  17. Dogs Gear – like collars and leads – don’t wash leather!
  18. Hair Ties and Bands
  19. Baseball Hats – make sure you dry back into shape!
  20. Car Mats – yip!!!! – – on low temperature you can wash the whole thing!


Is there anything you wash in you machine not already on our list?

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20 Things you never knew you could wash in the washing machine.

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