In recent months, I was super-addicted to entering giveaways. Not only was it fun to win some fabulous, free loot but it also introduced me to a bunch of great products, companies and shops! One of the most useful products I discovered during this time was the kitchen wetbag. As a cloth diapering mama, I'd collected my fair share of wetbags for S's diapers, however the idea of a wetbag for the kitchen had never occurred to me up until that point. But it makes so much sense - both in theory and in practice!
Our daughter is 8 1/2 months old and we're striving to be more eco-friendly, so we accumulate a large number of dirty cloth items in the kitchen - dish rags, dish towels, bibs, face cloths, etc. Prior to owning a kitchen wetbag, these items would inevitably end up either lumped on the kitchen counter/sink, or flung down the basement stairs in the general direction of the laundry area. Not the most elegant storage solution, I'm sure you would agree. (Though do I see a few of you sheepishly nodding your heads out there? ;)
So needless to say, when I discovered this oh-so-nifty item, I knew I had to have one! Since I wasn't hitting pay dirt on the giveaway scene, I bit the bullet and purchased one. In deciding where to buy from, I browsed through several Etsy shops I'd discovered through giveaways and ended up at Green Bumkin. I loved how their wetbags are entirely customizable with a huge selection of cute patterns available! I was also lured in by the other great items sold at the store, such as reusable snack/sandwich bags and extra small wetbags for wipes. Plus, Green Bumkin's prices are very reasonable, and it is a Canadian shop to boot! (No, not "aboot". But I digress.)
Check out my bag! I ordered a large one in the "Zoology" print:
Some features of the large bag:
- Lined with PUL waterproof fabric and has an outer shell of designer cotton.
- Each fabric is sewn separately to avoid wicking.
- Measures approximately 15" x 18".
- Closes with a zipper. Has two 9" x 1.5" straps at the top which close with snaps for conveniently hanging on your oven door!
I love the last feature in particular. The oven door is definitely an accessible location!
Here's a close-up of the materials - PUL interior, cotton exterior, snaps and zipper (all customizable!):
The large bag has a GINORMOUS capacity. After several days of accumulation, it is rarely more than half full.
I also love how the bag adds a splash of colour to our otherwise aesthetically simple kitchen!
Finally, it's nice and easy to wash as well. On laundry day, just turn the bag inside out and dump it into the washer along with everything in it! I tend to wash this load on medium heat, however I don't see why it wouldn't hold up to high heat if that is your preference.
All in all, I love my Green Bumkin kitchen wetbag! The only (fairly minor) criticism I can come up with is that the zipper is a bit "stiff". I find that I need both hands to open and close it. It would be nice if it would slide more easily so as not to require that second hand (which is usually filled with dirty cloths!)
To purchase a kitchen wetbag for yourself, visit Green Bumkin's Etsy Store and customize to your heart's content!
Amy, the owner of Green Bumkin, has generously offered to give away a medium kitchen wetbag to one lucky Manager to Mom reader!
Note: The medium wetbag measures approximately 12" x 15" and has about 50-60% the capacity of the large. Otherwise, it is identical in design to the large. Amy told me that she uses the medium herself and that it holds 4-5 days worth of kitchen laundry.
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Disclosure: The prize is being provided and shipped to the winner by Green Bumkin. I received no financial or product compensation myself for writing my review or offering this giveaway. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours.