Several people have written to me saying something along the lines of “this looks interesting — what do you think?” with regards to the Scrubba laundry-washing bag.
So far, though, I haven’t heard from anyone who’s used one. And I don’t have one as I don’t wash much by hand — either I do it at a laundromat or — my one little luxury when living aboard — leave it at a drop-off laundry.
The idea is pretty simple — the Scrubba bag is waterproof (much like a dry bag) and lined with little nubs. This graphic, from the company, explains it pretty well:
Simply put an article of clothing in the bag with water and detergent, close the bag, expel the air, rub it around, and rinse. They’re sold on Amazon and elsewhere for a little over $50. That seems a little pricey when you can just wash clothes in the sink or a bucket, but if it’s substantially easier than other hand-washing options when you’re away from laundromats, it could be worth it. Anything to make hand washing less of a pain!
So I’m asking — has anyone actually used the Scrubba? What did you think? Is it worth the money?