Tuesday, October 5, 2010


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!

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