How to Store Dirty Laundry in Vans
Problem – Laundry Bags Waste Space, Smell
See, Vanholio’s got a tiny van. So as my laundry built, I had this huge bag of dirty clothes in my way. That was one problem. The other was it was stinkin’ up the place. Then I figured out how to kill two birds with one stone.
Solution – Waterproof Pillow Cases Do Double Duty
It’s so simple, I’m amazed some vandweller ain’t come up with it already. I done bought myself some waterproof, bug-proof, hypoallergenic pillowcases. The particular pillowcases are terry-cloth-like on the outside, water-tight, and close with a zip. No stank gets out.
Vanholio uses the clothes-filled sacks like pillows. They ain’t squishy, but they’re good to prop up my feet, put under a soft pillow, or lay by my side for extra insulation. Instead of being in the way, my dirty laundry’s multi-use – essential in vanlife.
When I do laundry every few weeks, I just wash the pillowcases with the rest. They hold up to hot water and the dryer.
Advice – Air Dry Dirties Before Stuffing
Before you sack up your smelly underwear and other clothes in the pillowcases, hang them up to air dry for a day or so. With less moisture, the clothes won’t get as nasty in the pillowcases.
Hey, Beer Vanholio! He works hard on this blog.
Also See ...
- Clean Ass Top Priority for Vandwellers
- How to Make Dirty Clothes Smell Good Without Washing (Dengarden.com)
- Laundry in Five Gallon Buckets (CheapRVLiving.com)