As the summer travel season is at its peak, what’s your favorite luxury to make life easier when you are away from home? As anyone who travels a lot can tell you, sometimes it’s the little things that make your hotel room feel more like home. On our recent vacation to Daytona Beach, I knew we’d be at the beach or in the pool at least once a day. One thing I always hate on vacation is sink laundry and I was dreading it when it came to cleaning the sand and chlorine out of our swimwear every day. Hotel sinks are sometimes too small, other times, they leak and won’t hold water. In any case, I always feel like I end up using too much detergent and never rinsing it well (while trying to make space at the sink for the kids to brush teeth and get ready for bed). When our new product scout gave me a chance to try out the Allurette delicates washer , I knew this was just the thing for our summer travels. It was small and lightweight enough to easily make room for it in our luggage. The design seemed pretty simple, very similar to a ‘dry bag’ with a few extra features to adapt it for on-the-go laundry. I especially loved the instructions on the outside and the viewing window on the side.
I ended up using this a lot on vacation and was very happy with it. When we finished at the pool or beach, I could load the wet swimwear into the Allurette delicates washer and it kept my beach tote and extra clothes dry. Once we got back into the hotel, I simply added water and detergent to the fill line indicated on the side. Then I rolled the top down, connected the buckle and used the air release valve to press out all the air from the bag. Next, I simply kneaded the clothes inside and rubbed them on the gentle scrubber panel on the back. If I needed to pause for a few minutes to let the kids use the sink, no problem! After the quick wash, I refilled the bag for the rinse cycle and again agitated the clothes inside a bit more. Voila! The swimwear was all clean and ready to hang out to dry for the next day’s adventure. I also used this bag to clean up some of my kid’s underpants after a little accident – it worked great and I was able to disinfect it with a Lysol wipe before using it again.
This Allurette delicates washer is pretty simple, but it’s perfectly designed to make your small hand washing jobs easier when you are away from home. I’m looking forward to taking it on our camping vacation later in the summer and I’ll try letting the kids wash out their own swimwear this time!
One of our readers has the opportunity to win one of the Allurette delicates washer through the giveaway below:
I love this! I hate washing swimsuits in the sink, especially in hotels. This would be perfect for traveling, especially if it works well on bras. I’d love to take it on my next trip to California.
I would take the Allurette Delicates Washer with me to the spa.
I’d like to take it on our next road trip.
I would love to take this camping as well!
I would take this on our next water park/hotel visit.
I would take it with me to the YMCA!! Sounds perfect for my yoga wear.
Would take it on the next overnight trip.
On road trips!
Definitely take it in the trailer while camping!
I’d take it on my trip to trip to see my sister.
Since i do mot have a washer at home id use it here!
I would take this with me on weekend getaways!
We are going on a trip soon and this would come in handy! Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com
This would be AWESOME to use on vacation or camping thanks for the chance to win it.
I would love to use it when I go to visit my family in California next year!