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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

HELP...I need you: Crayon vs. Dryer

I know I told you I would post more laundry ideas soon....and I planned on it.  Just not this soon...and certainly not this one.  No...this was a new discovery...as of this morning.

The morning was going well.  Very well.  I didn't have any specific plans for the day....no appointments, no pressing errands, no immediate needs....just a day to catch up and clean up and I REALLY wanted to get a workout in.

I decided, first, to fold a bit of laundry.  I mean, Roberto has become the major laundry folder in our home as of late (because he's awesome) and I usually leave it for him.  But...I wanted to be "nice" and get a head start on it.

Imagine my surprise horror when I opened up the dryer to find this...

Wanna closer look?  How about this....

and this....

and how about this one?

What the heck?  At first I was really confused.  Then after a little time and investigation on my part, I discovered the culprit.  Crayon.  BLACK CRAYON!  Someone must have had one in their pocket.  And you know what...I wish I could blame it all on "them"....but I can't....because it's my job to check the pockets before I launder the clothes, right?


The articles above are just a few of the casualties.

The whole entire load is COVERED and you know what....we're not a small family....and we don't have small appliances.  When we purchased our washer and dryer we purchased the LARGEST they carried.  They hold a lot of clothes at one time....and we never run a less than packed load. Yeah...lots of clothes....*sigh*

I panicked at first...then called my mom...then searched the web...then ran to the store...and now have spent the better part of my day experimenting with different methods of getting crayon out of clothing (and the dryer drum as well).

On the bright side....at least I can blog about it.

Wish me luck.

I've got a long (and scary) way to go.  And you know what...I could use your help.

Got any ideas and/or experience on the subject.  Wanna share?

UPDATE:  FIND THE SOLUTION HERE.  How To: Get Crayon out of Clothes

 P.S.  Today I linked up to Family Time Tuesday blog carnival.  Go check it out. 


  1. You got me there. I have NO idea how to get crayons out. Luckily (cross my fingers, jump up and down seven times)I won' experience this until after you have found a cure! Love you!

  2. Oh my. I could cry for you just looking at all that crayon. I have zero suggestions but I will pray for you!

  3. My mom actually gave me some really good advice. She said to only work on a few articles of clothes a day...so as not to stress myself out. I think I'll follow that advice. Hmmmm....

  4. Your poor clothes! This is the only advice I've heard as far as crayons: http://www.ehow.com/how_5354757_melted-crayon-out-clothes.html

    Good luck!

  5. Thanks Judy. I will have to go and check that out. I still have 4/5 of the load to do. BOO! Maybe their ideas will be less time consuming that what I have tried already.

  6. Oh no! I've had that happen! I think some of it came out over time, but I just gave up. I'm curious to see what works for you.

  7. :( I think I would cry... and curse. Sorry Mel! Good luck!


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