How do I wash a bunch of aprons?
- sarah galvin Feb 8, 2009 07:01 PM
I have a Cooking Club and have 6 or 8 aprons to wash at the end of the evening. There must be a way to do this without having to untangle all the 'apron strings'.
I assume you're using a top-loader, as front-loaders can usually handle the strings without their catching in the agitator or top lip. Perhaps it's your drier. Read on.
Tie a double bow-knot on the strings leaving a very small "tag" end.
Leave the knots tied in the drier.
Short loops and short ends leave no tangle room. At the end of a laundry session, tug the knot and fold.
I tie the very ends of each one to each other, or else use pillowcases. Mesh bags that oranges come in also work well for this, BTW.
The weirdest thing happened. I had already put them in the washer when I posted this. I just folded them (5 or 6) and there was not one tangled apron string! I had a large tablecloth in the same load so maybe having a full load helps. But I will try both tying the strings and using a pillow case. Thanks.
re: sarah galvin
Genius, especially in mundane matters slips by unnoticed. That's brilliant!
In a previous life we handled large lots of aprons and kitchen wipes. It wasn't until we encountered a straight load of aprons that the strings entwined.
Your post prompts another: