Whether you pack your luggage as efficiently as a flight attendant or not, chances are the clothes you take are at least clean. That much can’t always be said for the trip home, however, and you probably want to separate your soiled garments from the rest of your stuff. Many people will use a plastic bag, but green living blog Re-Nest suggests using a pillowcase. Here’s why.
Using a plastic bag has two problems: it’s probably going to get thrown out when you’re finished with it and it isn’t machine washable. A pillowcase is, however, so it affords you not only an eco-friendly solution, but one that actually saves you a little effort as well. When you’re back from vacation, just toss the pillowcase of dirty clothes into the washing machine and run it.
Oz editor note: I like using a cloth bag for laundry storage on the road, but I’d definitely empty the pillowcase before washing everything — if you leave everything in, you’ll get a less effective wash.
10 Uses for Pillowcases [Re-Nest