Behold, my green dryer.
Today I did yesterday's laundry, including the pants that Wyatt wore to the restaurant last night.
Call me lazy, but I have asked my children (and my husband after a rather nasty ball-point pen washing incident) countless times to empty their pockets before putting their dirty clothes in the laundry hamper. Now, I don't mind if they leave money, in their pockets (I have a secret place where I stash all of that), but I do mind things like rocks and bubblegum.
Now, I can add crayons to that list.
When I opened up the dryer (yes, the crayon-colored clothes made it all the way to the dryer) I thought it was a funny hue, but I chalked it up to the fact that it is fairly new and I had just dried a load full of blue jeans. Then, after I'd taken all the clothes out and noticed that it was GREEN inside, not blue, it came to me.
After much time researching "how to remove crayon stains from clothing" on the internet, I learned 2 things. One, that WD40 is not only miracle spray for squeaky bicycle tires and car parts, but also an excellent stain remover (although you may need to wash the clothes a few times to get rid of the funky smell). And, two, that my laundry room will never, ever be without a box of Borax (20 mule strength) and Clorox 2 (why hadn't anyone told me about this miracle in a bottle before?).
My dryer, on the other hand, was cleaned first with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (which was starting to remove the enamel so I quit using it) and then something called "Beast" that Brett brought home from work (which is so incredibly toxic and horrible that I had to wear gloves while using it), followed by a rub down with, yet again the weirdest of all cleaners, WD40. It looks 100% better.
I'm thinking that WD40 stock will rise.
And, I will be more careful checking those pockets from now on.