When was the last time you washed anything in your house outside the clothing you wear every week? Relax, we won’t pass judgment. It’s wonderful to have a reliable wash routine that you enjoy. The need for frequent laundry extends beyond just our clothing and the laundry room lighting.

Consider washing the following five items this weekend:


You should regularly clean your everyday shoes if you want to keep up their clean, crisp appearance and feel. Read the tag on your shoes to make sure they are washer-friendly before thinking about washing them. To prevent harming your shoes, you should carefully follow the cleaning and washing instructions.

For canvas and athletic shoes, washing shoes in a washing machine is normally safe. Typically, materials like cotton, nylon, or polyester are used to create these types of footwear.

Remove the soles and laces from your shoes before washing them, and put them in a mesh bag to get a thorough cleaning. Add your preferred laundry detergent next and choose “cold” as the wash temperature setting. Allow the washer to run at a medium pace.

Best practice is to let your shoes air dry afterward. The shoes could sustain damage from a dryer’s heat.

Bathroom drapes made of plastic

Yes, it is correct. Your shower curtains also require some attention!

Read on if using a washing machine to clean is recommended by the manufacturer:

  1. Add a few white towels to the washing machine with the plastic curtains and liner that don’t have the rings for better cleaning.

2.Add detergent to the laundry.

  1. Set your thermostat to “warm” or “hot.”
  2. Hang the curtains up to dry naturally.


Due to frequent use, backpacks can amass stains, filth, and dust. Fortunately, depending on the material, the majority of backpacks can be washed in a washing machine without any problems! We do not recommend machine washing a bag with a leather trim nevertheless.

The steps listed below will help you maintain the cleanliness of your backpack if it is machine washable.

  1. Make sure the bag is entirely empty. To clean any crevices, if necessary, use a portable vacuum.
  2. Invert your backpack or put it inside a pillowcase to prevent straps and zippers from tangling in the washing machine.
  3. Fill the washing machine with about 1/4 of a cap’s worth of detergent, then run a moderate spin cycle with cold water.
  4. Before using your bag, hang it up to air dry.

Baseball cap

A baseball cap can be washed by itself or with a small load of laundry in the washing machine. Next, combine a tiny amount of detergent with warm water and wash on the gentle cycle.

Take the baseball cap out once the washing cycle is finished so it can air dry before being put back on.

Easily removable mop heads

If your mop head is removable, put it in the washing machine with about 14 cup of detergent and wash on the hot water setting. Following that, let the mop head air dry completely before reattaching it to the mop handle.