Clothes get dirty when you travel. Why not wash them right where you are? Anywhere. Sure – it’s easy with the Scrubba.
Better than a washing machine on wheels, this thing weighs next near to nothing and can do a small load of laundry whenever you’ve got a gallon of water and 10 minutes to spare.
It’s a simple matter of:
1. Opening the bag and inserting your small load of clothes along with enough water to fill about ¼ of the bag and a small amount of soap
2. Roll down the bag’s top 4 or 5 times and clip the fastener
3. Open the squeeze valve to extract extra air from within the bag
4. Rub the clothes back and forth on the little “washboard-like” interior surface for 1 to 3 minutes (so how clean do you want them?)
5. Open the bag, dump the water and rinse clothes with clean water
6. Hang clothes to dry, invert bag and let it air dry
Sound too simple – honestly – it’s just that easy. One caution – if you have clothes with big buckles or zippers, you want to make sure you don’t tear the bag with those items. One more – the manufacturer suggests you don’t dry the bag in direct sunlight. With reasonable care, it should last a long time.
See the details of the Scrubba and the full-deal Scrubba Travelers Kit at http://www.thescrubba.com/
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