Ok, I know this is a FOOD blog but I don't know where else to store this. Besides, this just might come in useful to some of you.
My son loves to put EVERYTHING in his pockets so when I discovered a myriad of things in the bottom of my washer, I assumed everything had come out of his pockets...until I got the clothes out of the dryer! There was green crayon melted and dried all over the load of clothes! Now, I don't know about you, but I can't afford to throw away a whole load of clothes. So I quickly called Abby, so I didn't totally break down and cry, and once I had vented and counted to 10, I jumped on the ever trusty Internet and googled "How to get dried crayon out of clothes". Here is what I got...
2 max amounts (line 3) of concentrated tide
1 cup oxiclean
1 cup borax
1 cup shout
1 cup vinegar
very hot water
...well guess what, it totally worked! I mixed up this little concoction, minus the water, and put it in my washer with the clothes and used very hot water. I let the clothes sit in the water for a few minutes before starting the washer. I just wish I had thought to take a before and after picture for you all to see this miracle take place. If it ever happens again (and I have NO doubt it will) I will be sure to snap a picture! So there you have it. Oh, and thanks to some more great friends who came to my rescue and brought me some of the ingredients I didn't have on hand, you know who you are!