Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Mayday! Mayday! or What to Do When You Find a Red Crayon in Your Dryer
That's when I noticed it....RED wax on EVERYTHING!!!
I followed Diary of a Doctor's Wife's suggestion and couldn't believe the outcome! Here's what you do:
Turn your washer to the hot water setting. (I even added boiling water as the link suggests to make sure it's hot enough.)
Add, your detergent. Mine is Purex at the moment.
Then, add 1/2 cup white vinegar and 4-5 tsp of dish soap. I used Dawn original.
Put the stained clothes in and let them soak for 15-20 minutes.
Then, run through the normal wash cycle.
Once the wash cycle was done, I rushed to the machine to see if it worked. And MUCH to my surprise, it was AWESOME! It came out of EVERYTHING leaving only two light spots on my husband's favorite light plaid shirt and my daughters light gray pants.
I decided, per the comments on the original post, to run those two items through again using the same method as before. And would you believe it ALL came out!!!!
I just had to share this with you because it is bound to happen to some of y'all. All I know is those pesky little restaurant crayons will never sneak their way into my kids' pockets again. They were the culprit.