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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Rockin' Rave!!

It was awful. Someone (read one of my sons!!) left a crayon in their pocket. And not just any old crayon either. A red crayon. Possibly the worst color to have melted all over your clothes. Only it was. And it wasn't just one or two items. It wasn't all over things that I didn't really car about anyway. It was all over some of my favorite items including the green dress in the pics below that my daughter looks just amazing in!

So what's a mom to do when she has crayons melted all over everyone's clothes? Is there anyway to get it out? Or are all those clothes (an entire small load of clothes!!) ruined and just "a lost cause?"

Enter the Rockin' Green. That's right, this amazing detergent has done it again! A month or so ago I told you my tale of the set in pizza grease stain and the amazing way that it effortlessly removed that stain. This time, there was a little effort involved but I think you'll still be impressed by the awesome power of this soap!

As you can see from the pictures, the crayons were not just on the clothes, but successfully set and dryed after going through the dryer-the scene of the crime, if you will. To make things worse, I don't often fold clothes right away. They normally sit for several days (even a week! gasp!) until someone inevitably says, "I ran out of underwear!" Lol. So I set about folding the clothes and found this. The two items pictured are the worst of the worst, in my opinion. Maybe it's because they truly have more crayon on them or maybe it's just because these two items were the most valuable amongst the ruined clothes. Either way, these items were the items my camera was drawn to.

After some shock and several minutes of seething, I got my brain straightened out and came up with a game plan. Filling the bathtub with warm water and Rockin' Green (plus some Funk Rock for good measure), I allowed the offended items to soak the rest of the day and through the night before even looking at them again.

The next morning, I took these supposedly clean clothes from the water (note that this is our regular laundry and so I typically wash that in Tide, not Rockin' Green!) and this is what I found afterward.

All I can say is "Yuck!"

Anyway, back to the topic at hand...

So I took the clothes out of the water, ringing out the excess so I could easily transport them (still covered in crayon) to the basement where our washing machine is located. I threw them in the washer, added a small amount of Dawn dish detergent to the hottest cycle, and said a prayer.

About an hour later, several of the items were clean and crayon free already while many others, including the ones I've deemed "most important," remained somewhat crayon-y (is that a word?).

So I took another step that has worked for me in the past. I made a Rockin' paste and rubbed it into all the crayon spots on all the offended clothes (and some diapers as you can see in the pic here). I let them sit for at least an hour, probably two, before running them through yet another hot cycle with a couple of drops of Dawn and another scoop of Rockin' Green.

And as you can see from the last picture, it worked! The spots you see on the blue shorts in this picture are water marks from dripping water on them as I brought them upstairs! They aren't stains. :)

Can you believe it?? One of my favorite dresses, "ruined" just a day earlier, now restored to its original beauty once more with just some Rockin' Green, a couple of drops of Dawn, and some elbow grease.

Thanks for yet another amazing cure, Rockin' Green!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I LOVE Rockin Green! It has saved the day for us several times!