I know I’ve mentioned several times that I wash my baggies out, much to DH’s embarrassment 🙂 I know it sounds like minutia, but I paid for that baggie, and if I can just spend a couple of seconds washing it out and then use it again, why the heck not?
The system I have come up with is this:
If the baggie had something sticky or messy in it, immediately after use I put some hot water in and swish it around, then dump it out.
All baggies get stuck between the faucet of my sink and the wall until I get a chance to wash them (I came up with this idea after having to throw out a bunch of baggies because they got covered with nastiness lying in the bottom of the sink)
When I have a few that need to be washed, I usually soap up my sponge, turn the water off (conservation you know) and then wash the insides of all the bags. I then turn the water back on and rinse them all thoroughly, just tossing them into a pile in the drain board as I finish them.
Once they are all washed I pull out my “baby bottle drying rack” (which I bought at the thrift store for about $.50 5 years ago!) and place one baggie over each of the prongs. If I have too many bags, then I take some utensils out of the crock on the counter and stick them in among the dishes in the drain board to make more “prongs”. When dry they get tossed back into my kitchen drawer for reuse.