On an extended European bicycle tour I was happy with the cleaning performance of these sheets. But, I developed a serious rash on my hands which I suspect was caused by the product. Recommend a pre-trip trial for folks with sensitive skin.
(Posted on 11/28/13)
I have used these laundry soap sheets on every trip recently. I like the fact that they stay dry in your luggage. However, in my experience, they do not remove odor well enough. Also, as others have said the sheets within the container stick together if even a tiny drop of water gets on them which causes waste. I am hoping that this product can add a stronger odor-free washing component.
(Posted on 8/31/13)
- Review by Mary Jane N.
Susan, Houston, Texas
I agree with those that claim the sheets do not suds very much but suds or no suds they are working. Let the clothes soak a little and swish around and the clothes dry to a nice clean smelling item. Much better then having to buy detergent when traveling for just a few items each night.
(Posted on 11/14/12)
A packet of these stays in my travel bag as they take virtually no space, don't need to be taken out of my carryon for security inspection, and one sheet washes a small item just fine.
(Posted on 8/16/12)
We used these soap sheets on our trip to Europe and found them to be a convenient way to wash clothes in the sink. I used 1 sheet on small items, 2 on larger items, and everything cleaned nicely. I was very careful to use dry hands to remove the sheets from the container, as indicated in the instructions, and had no problems with the sheets sticking to each other. Would definitely recommend them.
(Posted on 7/8/12)
They mostly worked fine and took odor and dust off the clothing. There is no consistency about how many sheets to use. Sometimes one per item, other times, several were needed. Also they are extremely sensitive to water, one drop will unite them into an unusable lump. Use care and very dry hands when removing a sheet. While one drop of water merged the sheets into an unusable lump, the sheet sometimes took a long time to dissolve. I tried warm and cold water, and the cold water seemed to work best. I used a zip top bag and added a laundry sheet, then water. After vigorous shaking, the sheet would dissolve and clothing could be added. I actually added the clothing to the bag and "agitated" to wash, since several of the hostels where I stayed didn't have plugs for the sink or tub!
(Posted on 6/4/12)
We used the sheets on our trip to Italy and ended up using the hotel hand soap. The soap sheets gave few suds and were basically useless.
(Posted on 6/3/12)
These are great for travel (not being a liquid), and they really get clothes fresh and clean when used for overnight washing. I have already given extra packets of them to my travelling friends and relatives with my highest praise.
(Posted on 5/10/12)
Easy item to store and a good way to do a little laundry. Easy to use but sometimes had to use another soap sheet. Convenient and much easier than bringing either liquid or powder detergent to get some of your clothes clean.
(Posted on 5/9/12)
These work well and are super easy to pack. To those folks who think suds are needed--NOT! Suds does not equal clean! These do the job and rinse easily. 2-3 per sinkload (depending on the volume of the sink).
(Posted on 3/28/12)
These sheets don't work for hand washing. I tried them several times during my last trip. No matter how many you use the suds disappear in seconds, and I have no confidence the items were really cleaned.
(Posted on 3/26/12)
I have a 2 year old and do not have a washer and dryer so we do a lot of washing in the sink so stains don't set in. This works wonders on mine and my daughters. As a family, we do a lot of travelling and we don't go anywhere without the taking these laundry soap sheets.
(Posted on 3/9/12)
Soap sheets are a terrific product to use for any hand washing of clothing on a trip, not only because they are effective but also because they are a lightweight addition to one's luggage.
(Posted on 1/3/12)
I purchased these Laundry Soap Sheets to take on my trip to Aruba hoping to use them when doing my "Laundry" in a washing machine! The title of these soap sheets is poor! Laundry to me means using a washing machine. Had I realized these "Laundry Soap Sheets" were for doing hand-washing, I would have never purchased them. Perhaps, they should be re-named "LAUNDRY 'SINK/HAND' SOAP SHEETS." What a disappointment and a waste of money! Angela G. from NC
(Posted on 12/2/11)
I bought this almost as a joke thinking that the whole package might do a few items.... I was wrong! This stuff worked great. Using 2 or 3 (of the 50 sheets) washed a sink full of stuff. Obviously, not as good as a washing machine, but nice suds and good fragrance and best of all TINY package. Just follow directions and make sure to use DRY hands to seperate sheets.
(Posted on 11/8/11)
I am ordering more today! While on a three week trip I used these in the hotel sinks. It took two or three sheets at a time but they really got my clothing clean!
(Posted on 10/18/11)
I had high hopes for the Laundry Soap Sheets. I had to use multiple sheet for any type of "laundry in the hotel sink". For the price, I expected more. Disappointed.
(Posted on 10/5/11)
Finally have a laundry product I can even carry on our motorcycle without sacrificing space. I especially like the sheet form - no worries about a powder or liquid making a mess. I found that this product worked fine for both hand washables as well as full washer loads.
(Posted on 9/30/11)
These little laundry sheets are plenty of suds for a load of laundry. One sheet per load. Save those euros for something besides soap.
(Posted on 9/26/11)
I haven't gone on a trip to use this product yet, but it is compact for packing. It was delivered quickly and arrived in good shape. I like the fact it does not make suds because they are hard to wash down the drain.
(Posted on 9/1/11)
Before I purchased the soap sheets I read the reviews so I knew that I would probably need to use at least 2 per sink basin of water. Depending on what I was washing, three and sometimes four sheets actually worked better. I would still buy and use them. Number one- they are dry not liquid so taking them on a plane trip is easy. Number two- they cleaned my underware very well and since I don't like too many suds when washing them, they worked out very well.
(Posted on 8/22/11)
We used these laundry sheets for three weeks in Europe. They were easier to use and lighter to pack than liquids. They worked well for sink-washing the smaller items. I found that 2 sheets per sink load was more effective than one sheet. Be careful not to get them wet until use.
(Posted on 8/19/11)
These little soap sheets don't make any foam, but they seem to clean quite well. They sure are easier than packing liquid or powder for washing items in hotel sinks.
(Posted on 6/8/11)
Took this on a recent 2-week tour in the Pantanol (Brazil) where we didn't have hotel laundry service in our jungle lodges. Our luggage weight was restricted, but thanks to this tiny package we had clean clothes. It could not have been simpler to use and it worked great in the sink!
(Posted on 1/12/11)
I used these laundry sheets to wash out a few things in our cabin bathroomon, on our riverboat vacation and they were convenient . I also used several at a time in the onboard washing machine and they seemed to do a fine job. Nice and small packaging for packing.
(Posted on 10/14/10)
I didn't really like the way it cleaned.
(Posted on 8/17/10)
Several reviews have said they need many many sheets to make sudsy water. I think these are intentionally designed to not be sudsy thus making rinsing that much easier. For a sink-full of water and a pair of socks, underwear and an undershirt I will use 2, maybe 3 sheets at most. The water is dirty when I'm done, the clothes look clean, and they don't smell. What else can you ask for from sink-laundry?
(Posted on 8/12/10)
These laundry soap sheet do not produce suds. I use 2 or 3 in a sinkful of water. Since there are no suds it's easy to rinse clothing after it's been washed. It's important to handle these soap sheets only with dry hands. They are light, small and easy to pack.
(Posted on 7/15/10)
I used these for my 3 week Europe trip. I agree they don't suds up a lot but that's why they're so good...4-5 sheets each wash cleaned well and rinsed easily. Actually got out stains and has fresh scent. Will buy next year but will get extra packs.
(Posted on 7/11/10)
These can't be beaten for convenience -- light weight and compact. Perfect fo those of us who travel with ONLY carry on, no matter how long the trip. But, it's not clear how much cleaning these sheets can do. They generate NO suds, which makes rinsing easy but doesn't match our expectations of soap. Most of my washing is probably "rinse to freshen" not serious dirt, so I was happy with the result. The question remains -- would I have been equally happy with just water.
(Posted on 7/9/10)
Although these don't suds up much even in soft water, they do seem to get socks, underwear, and the occasional shirt clean, and that's exactly what I bought them for. They are so much easier and safer than carrying liquid or powder detergents and I would recommend them for a trip when you want to travel light and do your own laundry in a hotel sink.
(Posted on 7/7/10)
These soap sheets are extremely nifty, and handy when traveling (no pesky liquids in airline travel!). However, the advised "use one or two sheets" grossly understates things. I found I had to use at least ten to get a small basin soapy. So buy more than you think, since you will use many per wash. That being said, this is a great product for traveling light, since you can wash out your clothes in a sink at night.
(Posted on 7/6/10)
We took these to Europe on a three week vacation. They didn't suds up very much and I was never sure exactly how many of the sheets to use, but they seemed to work and I was very glad to have them. Again, very packable and worth having along.
(Posted on 7/4/10)
The best thing about these sheets is that you don't have to take powder or liquid in your suitcase. They take up no room at all. But be prepared to use several at a time if you want to get your clothes clean.
(Posted on 7/2/10)
on a long vacation. I love the packaging on this line of products - fits in the smallest corner!
(Posted on 6/24/10)
The sheets worked really well. They dissolve instantly and clothes come out smelling clean and fresh. Note: Make sure your hands are dry when using the sheets or any dampness will cause them to stick together.
(Posted on 6/23/10)
I thought they would be be good to use in the sink to wash out clothes in the sink in Europe. I read previous reviews and they mentioned that the soap sheets did not provide adequate suds. I agree also. You have to use at least 3 sheets. You have to use a dry hand to get the sheets out of the case. That is nearly impossible when you are washing clothes. Woolite and Tide packets work much better if you are able to carry on liquids. If not, these work in a pinch, but not my favorite.
(Posted on 6/21/10)
This is so smart; it's all dry. No nasty spills in your bag. If the water where you're traveling is hard, you may need 2-3 sheets, but there are enough in this little case for a month of travel. I washed everyday, and came home with plenty to pack next trip.
(Posted on 6/12/10)
We rented an apartment abroad with an apt-size washer, but it was difficult to find unscented soap. I used four or five sheets and it worked like magic! I had ordered two sets (four packs) and that was more than enough for three weeks. Light, TSA friendly and worked great!
(Posted on 4/29/10)
One to two sheets worked in a sink in a motel to do quick laundry. About 5 are needed in a washing machine for a small load. They were effective and easy to carry.
(Posted on 4/26/10)
I was very excited to see this item for sale. I don't mind washing socks and undies to save space. In the past I've taken powdered soap and wanted to try this. The sheets didn't do a sink as stated, but only washed one item. I had to use 2 or more sheets to clean a swim suit and trunks.
(Posted on 4/22/10)
These worked so well on a 10-day Italy tour. Washed out underwear and t-shirts often. Wonderful scent. No problem with sudsing. Highly recommended.
(Posted on 3/23/10)
The best things about this product are that it takes up less room than normal laundry soap and won't spill in your suitcase. The not-so-good is that it took some experimentation before I figured out how many sheets to use in a sinkful of water. Instructions would have been helpful.
(Posted on 3/12/10)
These are great. I am not sure how anyone could mistake the item description, it states 50 laundry washes and that it is for sink use, certainly does not imply 50 loads of laundry. One sheet easily washes out a pair of socks or undies or shirt, etc. These are for quick washes in the sink to dry overnight, not a load of jeans. The fact that there are few suds is good, less to rinse and less to stay in the fabric to irritate the body. Great product.
(Posted on 2/28/10)
Very hand and compact. Good for washing in hotel sink. Take a while to dissolve
(Posted on 2/22/10)
Several sheets were needed to do a bathroom sink of undies.
(Posted on 2/11/10)
I used these when I was away before and plan to use them again. They are small and convenient and also have a wonderful light smell. The one problem is that I feel that I need to use more than one sheet at a time because one doesn't seem to be enough.
(Posted on 1/14/10)
I bought these a few months ago and used them on a recent trip. They don't suds a lot and I like to use two, but I felt my clothing was cleaned sufficiently. I'd given one of the two in the pack to my sister so figured I would reorder. Now I'm giving one of this set to a friend along with some mesh cubes for her birthday. They can be a great addition to another travel item as a gift.
(Posted on 12/9/09)
The laundry sheets worked great for us. They dissolve very easily in water, and the resulting soap rinses out completely, leaving the clothes nice and fresh.
(Posted on 11/21/09)
These are the most satisfactory products of their kind I have ever used in many years of travel.
(Posted on 11/13/09)
This is the only Magellan's product I've ever been disappointed in. I tried these on a long trip. It took all my soap sheets to make ONE bath sink full of suds! For my next trip I will pour liquid laundry detergent into my own 3 ounce plastic travel bottle and take it instead.
(Posted on 10/30/09)
...and I'll be buying more. What a handy thing to have on a trip! I'm trying to learn to pack less and make the most of my trip without worrying about dragging stuff around. On my last trip, I experimented with these and found them to work well. They don't suds much and lot and I felt better using two for a pair of pants instead of one, but I use a lot of "green" products like dishwash liquid that also doesn't suds much but that I feel is working. You get two packs with an order.
(Posted on 10/29/09)
Very handy for people who travel light and do hand laundry on trips. A previous poster was disappointed that it could not be used for machine laundry; however, the online description clearly states that it is intended for hand laundry in the sink. It does not suds up as much as I expected, but I consider this a plus, since it is more difficult to rinse out a very sudsy wash. One sheet cleans a few items; a larger load requires more. Has very light, unobtrusive scent.
(Posted on 10/22/09)
I found them to be very compact and especially convenient when I was doing a small amount of hand laundry. One sheet in a basin one-quarter full washes underwear and a pair of socks very well. If you fill the basin, you will need two or three sheets.
(Posted on 10/10/09)
These came in so handy and were easy to pack. They will be a staple on my trips.
(Posted on 8/23/09)
Very COOL ! Love them!
(Posted on 2/19/09)
...but not so easy to use. I had a hard time getting them to dissolve properly. Good for washing out something light, a pair of socks for instance. But when I tried to rinse out something more substantial, like a blouse, even with adding more soap, I wasn't as satisfied. Keep it to one or two very small items.
(Posted on 1/15/09)
These worked out great for eco-travel and Third World countries! The different languages and cultures sometimes present difficulties getting the right products or services. We prefer to "carry on" everything if at all possible, and these make it easy to pack lighter and reuse clothing on longer trips.
(Posted on 1/9/09)
Believe it or not, my husband loves to do laundry. He's a master at finding launderettes, but I was never comfortable packing detergent in our suitcase. These laundry soap sheets are a perfect solution -- even for me, the one who washes things in the hotel sink or bathtub at night.
(Posted on 12/18/08)
- Review by Kate B.
For years I've taken along little homemade jars or packets of soap powder on trips. These sheets are so much easier, smaller, and lighter. And they work! I even like the fact that the packet is brightly colored, so even though it's small, it doesn't get lost in the luggage.
(Posted on 12/15/08)
I used these soap sheets for socks, undies and t-shirts in the Ukraine June 2008. I was away for 17 days. I took only a carry on, so washing every day was a necessity. These soap sheets worked perfectly for me. I lathered 2 sheets up in my hand then washed the cloths in a sink of warm water. The soap rinsed out very well. I am going to Uganda Jan 2009, and these soap sheets are going with me too. This trip will involve much more dirty activities, and I am certain my cloths will come clean.
(Posted on 12/8/08)
Just back from 27 days in Bhutan and India ... with lots of restrictions on baggage weight .... which means doing more laundry ! I thought these worked just great. I also used just 2 per sinkful of water and agree about being careful not to get pack wet.
(Posted on 12/6/08)