We bet you have had your mom tell you a few things about washing your laundry. Some of them are true and some of them are completely false. We are here to help address some of those old wives’ tales so that you can enhance your washing experience. Shoes can be washed in the washer True, but before putting your grass stained shoes in the washer, make sure to take out your laces so they do not get tangled up inside. You can put the laces in a washing bag to keep them together.