Monday, August 20, 2007

one red crayon

well it was only a matter of time before my dd discovered and began using his pockets! this discovery was made late one night last week when my dh came into the bedroom and announced that the laundry just pulled from the dryer appeared to have the chicken pox. sure enough, our little guy had decided to place one of those free crayons that we got while eating at a local restaurant in his pocket for safe keeping, and i, loading the washer late at night, had neglected to check his shorts.
but i do love the internet! i went online the next day and sure enough found some very helpful information about solving the spotty problem.
i spot treated the really bad spots first, then i soaked the whole lot for about an hour in warm water with 1 1/2 cups of oxyclean and 2 full caps of cold water tide detergent. i washed the lot and about 95% of the clothes came out clean...another wash and all is well!
to clean out my dryer, i scrubbed the spots with colgate toothpaste and a toothbrush! perfecto!
now i must say that i check pockets religiously....rocks, erasers, crayons, used band aids, etc.......what a little pack rat my dd has become ;0)

1 comment:

Mrs. C said...

The toothpaste tip for the dryer is a great one! The other thing I've had a hard time with is melted gum on the dryer walls. Eww!

Blessings,
Mrs. C