What are your top 3 must-have laundry items? The top three things that you literally could not do laundry without?
I’m not talking about the obvious, like your washer or detergent. More along the lines of those top items that either make or break your laundry life.
Mama’s Favorite Laundry Items
Here are mine, in no particular order. If you’ve read here at Mama’s long at all, you won’t be shocked in the least.
- Mesh Laundry Bags
I use a mesh laundry bag for something laundry-related almost daily. You can wash stuffed animals in them, you should always wash lingerie in mesh laundry bags and they are the best way to keep up with baby socks.
Mesh laundry bags add an extra layer of protection to delicate items. One of the best ways to save money on clothes is to take good care of the items you already own. If you don’t wash your lingerie and other delicate items with care, they won’t stay ‘delicate’ very long. And lingerie is expensive. So I always wash mine in a mesh bag to give it an extra layer of protection. It prevents lace from snagging and tights from running.
- Blue Dawn Dish Soap
I wash clothes for 4 messy children…and a husband. And they all require a little Blue Dawn each week to remove food grease stains. Blue Dawnis cheap and a little goes a long way in getting rid of bacon grease or chili or guacamole.Blue Dawn also strips my cloth diapers when the stink gets out of control.
It’s a powerful little concoction, that Blue Dawn!
- Oxi Clean Stain Remover – the powder
Oxi Clean is the best stain remover on the market for protein-based stains. The powder is my favorite form as it is so versatile. Use Oxi Clean to do The Soak for any stain that is difficult or to completely brighten dingy clothes.In all of my experience with stain removal, I have encountered few products that are even in the same league with Oxi Clean in terms of consistent, difficult stain removal.
There is always a bucket on top of my washer. Always.
So what are your top 3 essential laundry items?
Don’t pick your washer/dryer or detergent (unless it is a fabulous detergent that you must share). Do tell.
Disclosure: I am not affiliated with any of the the listed products. I just find them to be essential items in my own laundry room. My opinions of them are strictly my own. The links to Amazon are my affiliate links.