Laundry bags are an affordable necessity. Lightweight, durable, and space-saving, they are sometimes a better option than a laundry basket or hamper; particularly if you live in a small space like an apartment or dorm room.
On this page, you will find a variety of laundry bags, cotton, canvas, and mesh. You’ll also learn about some of their advantages and even find resources to help you make your own if you don’t see one you like here. After all, if you make you’re own you can even design it to coordinate with your room decor.
Why Choose a Laundry Bag?
While laundry baskets are sturdy and easy to carry, laundry bags offer other advantages. These advantages are part of what makes them perfect when you live in an apartment or dorm room.
1. Space Saving
When not in use, a laundry bag consumes almost no space. It collapses and can be hung on a hook or folded to sit on a shelf. As it’s used, space expands only as much as the items you place in it.
2. They Are Expandable
Whether you have just a few items to launder or a couple of loads to do, most larger laundry bags can handle the load. They just expand to fit the task.
3. Easy to Clean
Dirt can collect in the bottom of a laundry basket or laundry bag. The bottoms can get dirty from contact with the ground or being set on top of a community washer or dryer. With a laundry bag, you can just toss it in the wash with your other laundry. No extra steps are needed to keep it clean.
4. They Are Secure
Often when you throw in that last pair of socks in a loaded laundry basket, they fall out halfway down the hall or soon after setting down the basket. And of course, they fall down in between the washer and dryer never to be seen again. With a laundry bag, the drawstring keeps even those errant socks securely inside until you dump them in to be cleaned.
A cotton or mesh laundry bag is very lightweight and costs under $10. A canvas bag is even more durable but still costs less than half of what a similar-sized laundry basket would cost.