7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Clean in Your Washing Machine

You may have washed tennis shoes and ball caps in the washing machine.  But did you know you can wash…?

Pillows. Whether yours is made of natural fibers (like down) or synthetic materials (like polyester), most pillows can be washed in the machine. Pro tip: It's best to use a front-loading washer, since pillows tend to float and stay dry in spots in a top-loading machine.

Backpacks. This cleaning technique works best for canvas bags -– be sure to check the tag for "machine-washable" and spot-test it first for discoloration.

Stuffed Toys. While this is not recommended for plush toys, it can work for soft toys as long as there are no excessive embellishments sewn on the outside or musical machinery in the stuffing inside.

Sports Equipment. Fabric-lined protective gear like shin guards, elbow pads, and kneepads, need a good, thorough washing after game day. Before tossing these items into the wash, close velcro straps and zippers to avoid snagging, and use a lukewarm cycle to prevent disfiguring the structure of the items.

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