If you’re a seasoned backpacker or traveller, you probably have your own system of dirty laundry storage – dumped in a plastic bag until you stumble upon a sink big enough to hand wash your slowly moulding clothes? Yeah, sounds familiar. If however, you happen to have yourself a Scrubba Wash Bag, then not only do you have yourself a great store for your dirties (without stinking out your clean), but also your very own portable washing machine!
You actually have to do a bit of work to make your clothes clean, but it doesn’t take long – these three simple steps will give you laundry fresh garments in minutes:
Fill the bag with water – 3-6 litres will do it. Add some environmentally friendly liquid detergent and roll down the top of the bag to seal it.
Open the valve to let any excess air out of the bag and re-close. Then scrub away! Rub the clothes on the internal built-in studs for up to three minutes for a quality wash, or less if you’re in a rush.
Open up the bag by unclipping and unrolling it. Empty out the dirty water, and rinse your clothes with clean water either in the bag or under a running tap. Then hang ’em up to dry.
The results will be better than you could ever hope to achieve with your usual hand-washing effort, and it’s also a great option if your actual washing machine has broken down!