Travelling light, which is what most of us prefer to do, causes one major problem – that of washing your clothes when you’re on your trip. If you don’t, then you might have the following problems to face:

  • Dirty laundry getting mixed up with your clean clothes in your luggage
  • Inadequately rinsing your underwear in the hotel sink – that is never satisfactory
  • Having to find the time to go to a launderette
  • Paying the hotel to do your laundry for you
  • Battling your wet underwear hanging over the bathtub in your hotel room every time you want a shower

It goes without saying that the choice of clothing will make a difference to the ease of washing your clothes when you’re on the road – lightweight fabrics dry much quicker, as do synthetic blends. You can get specific quick-drying garments for travel from Travelsmith.

But what about the actual washing itself? This can be easily dealt with by the lightweight Scrubba.

It weighs only five ounces and folds to a tiny package that can be easily carried in a backpack or even handbag.  Of course, the Scrubba can’t handle a weekly wash but it’s great to use every other evening, for example, to clean your underwear, your socks and perhaps a t-shirt or two.

It uses very little water, compared to washing items in the sink or bathtub, so it’s also more more environmentally-friendly. Only a small amount of laundry liquid is needed, too.

This is a tiny, hand-powered ‘washing machine’ that you can use in your hotel, when you’re travelling in your RV, when you’re camping or hiking and it takes only three minutes of agitation to achieve a machine quality wash.

In just thirty seconds, items that need refreshing, such as socks that aren’t actually soiled, are fresh.


See it in use in the video below and scroll down to see more products that can help you keep your clothes fresh and clean when you travel.




JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.

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