Washing Fleece: All Butters Brand handicapped drag bags are currently made from fleece.
Pre-Treat Stains and Remove Solid Waste
If pooh is present, swish the bags in the toilet or use a sprayer hooked onto the toilet water supply to spray off the mess OR head outside and spray off with a garden hose.
Butters Brand DOES NOT recommend putting soiled bags directly into your washing machine. The poop may not break down fully and your washer may not be sanitary as a result.
Treat stains or soiled spots with a drop of dishwashing liquid or hydrogen peroxide. Allow the liquid to soak into the stain for 10 minutes, and then blot away as much of the soap as possible with a paper towel to lift the stain. Do not rub the stain because you may spread it or press it deeper into the fabric. Bags that are just wet can get tossed into the wash immediately.
Machine: Place drag bags in your washing machine. To prevent abrasion with other clothes, it is best to wash fleece items together, combining like colors. Set your washing machine to gentle for lightly soiled bags, regular for heavily soiled bags. Use only warm or cold water on fleece, never use hot water and do not boil your bags to disinfect. Add laundry detergent to the washing machine, but do not use a laundry detergent that contains bleach. It’s also a good idea to avoid fabric softeners.
To disinfect, you can add two cups of hydrogen peroxide to the wash cycle. Many grocery stores sell hydrogen peroxide as a bleach substitute.
Tumble dry your drag bags on the gentle cycle with low heat. Never use a high heat setting on fleece drag bags, as it will damage the fabric. Remove the bags immediately after the dryer stops and fold them to prevent wrinkles. If the bags are too fluffy, lay them on a flat surface and press them down with your hands. Make sure to never iron fleece blankets. Irons will melt the synthetic fabric and leave marks on the fleece. If you have the ability and the weather permits, consider hanging your Butters Brand drag bags outdoors to dry for a fresh smell.
If you are storing your drag bags after washing them, fold them neatly and place a scented dryer sheet inside the last fold. This will keep the bags fresh while it is stored in your linen closet.