Cleaning Lunch Containers and School Bags

Every year I get a little “back to school freak out” going on. I have no idea why. It’s a mix of excitement, anxiousness, and what do I need to do all racing
around my brain.

Earlier this month I went through the children’s drawers to clean out the too-small items. I stocked up on what we were low on and hubby bought them new indoor and outdoor shoes at a back-to-school BOGO sale.

To avoid full-out panic I’m trying to do one thing a day. Today it’s laundering the lunch bags and back packs. Somehow we have a ton of each that are still in good shape but just a little smudgy and grungy. So I did a quick search online to see if I can wash them (apparently people have successfully washed such things before). A great tip is to turn the cloth lunch bags inside out so the grunge comes out of the corners! So I put them all in the wash with detergent, baking soda and vinegar as softener and put it on the delicate cycle. I keep checking but they seem to be getting cleaner.

Bad blogger moment – I forgot to take before pictures!

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Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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