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Best Travel Laundry Bag
How does one find the best travel laundry bag out there? I suppose you’d have to try them all to find the best one, right? I have not tried them all, I haven’t needed to actually.
The Homest 2 pack of laundry bags were the first I’ve bought. And…quite frankly, I haven’t needed anything else. They do what I need them to do, so they’re great! I’m quite pleased with them.
Before purchasing these laundry bags, I used garbage bags or shopping bags to try and separate my dirty clothes from the clean ones. Shopping bags were always too small. I mean you can fit like 1 full outfit in a shopping bag.
Garbage bags were large and bulky and slippery! I would always tear them just trying to move them around to keep them out of the way. Then they were pointless because they didn’t keep the dirties contained so well.
These two bags are easy to move around and are heavy duty. They hold up to being tossed around and squished inside luggage. They don’t tear easy at all, I haven’t torn one yet. And the draw string closure lets me close and re-open them as many times as I want. Much better option in my book.
HOMEST Best Travel Laundry Bag
The Homest 2 packs come in a few different colors. I bought the pack that had a grey and sky blue. The other sets are black, navy blue, sky blue, or red. Each set is the same price: $11.99.
Each bag has a smiley face and says “wash me”. I thought that was cute. It makes it pretty clear that the bags are for dirty laundry. They are drawstring bags and are 27.95 x 0.08 x 39.76 inches (LxWxH) in size which can hold up to 3 or 4 loads of laundry.
- Rip-Stop and Prevent Unravel – The seams are double stitched matched with a thick nylon material preventing the bag from tearing. If it does tear, the tears won’t spread like they would with simple garbage bags. The plastic tips on the drawstrings help prevent them from unravelling after being washed.
- Ultra Large Capacity – Being able to fit multiple loads of laundry in each bag is a great asset, especially on long road trips.
- Protects Hamper from Odor – If you used these as liners for your laundry baskets, they would prevent the basket from holding the odor of dirty clothes. Your hamper would stay cleaner and fresher.
- Easy Closure Design – The drawstrings with the plastic locking mechanism keeps the bag from opening unnecessarily.
- Multifunctional Use – So these don’t have to be used for dirty clothes. They could also be used to store bed linens or winter clothes. Kids could take them for summer camp. Old toys or blankets would fit in these for storage, even extra pillows.
- Large – I have yet to take these on a road trip and run out of space for my dirty clothes. When full, this bag simply replaces the clean clothes in my suitcase. It seems like it would take 3 or 4 weeks worth of clothes for me to fill these.
- Durable – The bags are super durable. They stand up to being thrown around with my luggage. I have yet to find a defect on them after multiple trips.
- Quality – They are thick and stitched well. They don’t feel cheap or damage easily. They can withstand rough and tough. I like that.
- Price – $11.99 for 2 oversized, heavy duty laundry bags is a pretty good deal. I’ll get more than my money’s worth from using these for sure.
- Machine Washable – When we return home from our trip, I simply empty my bag into the washer and then put the bag in with the clothes and wash it all together. Then my bag feels and smells clean for the next trip.
- Stiff – It is a pretty stiff bag. Some people don’t like that, so I listed it here. I, personally, didn’t find it to be too stiff. I didn’t mind it at all.
- Thin – Some people think they are too thin. Again, I didn’t find this to be the case. I couldn’t see through the bags or anything, they seemed pretty thick to me.
- Noise – Due to the stiffness, they do tend to make some noise when being moved around. I didn’t find them to be overly noisy at all.
- Words Wash Off – I have not personally experienced this but it makes since that the words wash off after using them and washing them many times. The same thing happens to t-shirts. These are made of nylon which isn’t a material that holds this type of decoration well through multiple washings.
- Grip – If carrying the bag by itself, the drawstring can squeeze your hand and can be uncomfortable for people like me with arthritis problems. Some of these come with straps, I would get the ones with the straps if I had it to do over again. Then you could be hands free carrying it.
Best Travel Laundry Bag Summary
So is this the best option for laundry bags to travel with? It is for me. Since it came as a pack of 2, my son and I each have one to ourselves. Since he does his own laundry and I do mine, that works out nicely.
They fold up nicely and fit in my luggage on the road and they keep the dirties separate from the clean outfits. What more do I need? A strap. I would get the ones with the strap next time. But that’s really my only gripe.
Do you have a laundry bag that you would recommend? I’d love to hear about it!
Please drop a few lines in the comments box below and let me know what you use and why you like it.
In the meantime, safe travels!
Written by Kris M.
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