6 Organizational Uses for Mesh Laundry Bags
Now this might seem like a pointless post, but it’s not. I promise. Just stick with me.
So it’s no lie that I have a slight obsession with mesh laundry bags. There’s probably 15-20 of them floating around my house. Not kidding.
You wouldn’t think they’d have multiple uses, but they do.
1. Line dry or lay flat to dry clothing
I started using mesh laundry bags to remind me when I would wash pieces of clothing that I needed or wanted to line dry or lay flat to dry (bras, sweaters, clothing containing rayon, etc.).
Here’s what I do:
Before putting a piece of clothing into the washing machine, I toss it into a mesh laundry bag. That way, when I take the clothes from the washer and put them in the dryer, I know the clothes in the bags need to be line dried or laid flat to dry.
I keep a good amount of mesh laundry bags in our laundry room, hanging them on S hooks.
2-3. Socks and Velcro
Tired of losing socks? Throw them into mesh laundry bags. This is especially important if you have tiny-footed people living in your house.
Back when Owen wore bibs and used swaddles with Velcro, I would connect the Velcro on the bibs and throw put them in a mesh laundry bag to keep the Velcro from causing thread pulls on his clothes and my favorite swaddle blankets (they’re softer than muslin and he still uses them as regular blankets when he sleeps).
Mesh laundry bags are perfect for keeping puzzle pieces together.
The mesh laundry bags in the photo below are from Dollar Tree– 3 for $1. But they aren’t the best quality. FYI.
5. Toys with lots of pieces
They’re also great for keeping toys with small pieces together.
Instead of wasting $10-15 on a bathtub toy organizer, I hang a mesh laundry bag on a Command bath hook.
FYI, I got most of my mesh laundry bags with the loops at Walmart.
So, who’s running out to buy mesh laundry bags today?
These are so handy for lingerie, Thanks for posting.
Love it! I keep a couple of mesh laundry bags in our clothes hamper so I can throw in anything I want to line dry. They are great for washing leggings in too; my first pair had an unfortunate run in with the Velcro on my husband’s cargo shorts.
Love these ideas! I’m losing socks all the time, but maybe some mesh laundry bags will help me out in the future.
Cute ideas, I like the storing toys one.Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!
This was great. The socks and puzzles were brilliant. But the first one I will use is the bathtub toys. My granddaughter LOVES to take a bath when she spends the night at my house and I have a ton of bath toys sitting in a basket in the bathroom. I can reduce their number an stick up a mess bag instead. Thanks
I love your ideas, especially the idea for line drying. Thanks for sharing it.
Great ideas! Stopping by from Wine’d Down Wednesday.
I love this awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing.
Smart! My husband uses them in the garage for a few things.
I need a new one for laundry. 🙂
Thanks so much for joining Thoughts of HOme on Thursday. We are thrilled to have you.
I love, love this savvy idea and the great price point too.
Wonderful to have you share this useful tip with us at TOHOT!
Hope to see you again 6:00 a.m. CST on Thursday!
Great ideas. We use them to wash our dog leashes.
Great ideas! I use them for bras and kids socks, but I love the idea of keeping all those darn tiny toys all together in one spot!
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