I love that we have been fully committed to cloth rags and napkins for years now (and yes, when people come to our house they always want to use paper towels and say they “don’t need fancy cloth napkins” and I have to convince them that it’s okay, they aren’t fancy!) In the condo, it was super simple to toss used and dirty napkins from the kitchen to the laundry closet (literally within tossing distance) but since in our current home the laundry room is upstairs, we were having a weird pile of dirty rags sit on the floor until one of us scooped them and carried them up. First world problem for sure, but it had a simple solution.
A wet diaper bag!
I know, I don’t have kids so a diaper bag was so not on my radar, but my friend suggested this one (you know I got the anchor print) and it was honestly the perfect solution. Here’s why:
- The bag is cloth on the outside (did I mention anchor print?) but the inside has a rubbery coating, making it waterproof.
- It zips closed.
- It has a loop to hang it from a hook inside the pantry.
- It is the perfect size to hold a week’s worth of rags and napkins.
Every Sunday I grab the bag and take it up stairs. I wash all the rags, washcloths, and the bag itself with our other laundry.
It is such a simple solution, but it has made a huge difference in the convenience of this daily task. I just had to share in case anyone else was battling a similar problem!