What I use my lingerie bags for

What I Use My Lingerie Bags For

Calm down, I’m not really posting about lingerie.

But you know those nifty little mesh lingerie bags that you are supposed to use in order to keep your delicate lacy whatevers from getting torn up and damaged by the big bad washing machine?

Yeah, I use them not for lingerie (I’ve been into “nots” today), but for my boxing hand wraps.

Wraps are about 15 feet long each. Throw two (or worse, four or six) of them in the washing machine with all your other laundry and you have a recipe for wet, irritating, knotted hell. Which I believe is why many boxers don’t wash them. Ever. Which is part of the reason boxing gyms have such an incredible, dog-you-in-your-dreams, worse-than-high-school stink. WASH your wraps, boys. But I digress.

This little conundrum is easily solved: when you get back from the gym, toss your nasty, stinky, smelly, sweaty hand wraps in a lingerie bag and leave said bag and its vile cargo in the laundry hamper. When your husband is moving clean wash from the washer to the dryer, he finds a tidy little lingerie bag (which gives him a warm feeling) and sees that you have thoughtfully made his job just that much easier. He removes the (not tangled! fresh-smelling!) wet wraps from the lingerie bag and hangs them over the pull-up bar where someone will find and roll them up for you later (your kids will like this job).

LeSigh. Housekeeping made painless. Boxing made fragrant!

And you thought it couldn’t be done.

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3 Responses to What I Use My Lingerie Bags For

  1. Rachel Nabors January 5, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    I never use laundry bags anyway. If your little clothes are that delicate, you should be hand-washing them! Glad to see someone finally found a use for those things!

  2. Mary January 7, 2009 at 5:07 pm #

    Oh, so that’s what that smell is from. The boys never wash them? Oh, my. It’s a wonder gyms smell as good as they do. Which they don’t.

  3. Lisa Creech Bledsoe January 8, 2009 at 11:41 am #

    Mary: I’ve begun to believe guys don’t smell the stink. I think my boys only use deodorant because it has cool names like “Axe.” I think they have body wash called “Snake Peel” too. Charming.

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