For this week's Live & Learn Link-Up, I was pretty stumped for a topic. I have been racking my brain trying to think of something that wouldn't disappoint or put people to sleep. But then it dawned on me while I was doing laundry last night, I knew just what to post.
Chalk to the Rescue!
So, I might be a messy eater. Scratch that, I am a messy eater. I always seem to get something on my clothes and if you toss in a bit of alcohol, then I am guaranteed to get something on my clothes. So it really shouldn't have been a big surprise when unpacking from my recent trip to Leavenworth, that I found small, orange spots on my brand new, cream colored Lululemon sweatshirt. I wanted to cry. Don't judge me - it isn't every day that I treat myself to a $108.00 sweatshirt, it is more like never. To be honest, it was my carrot-on-a-string reward for finishing my first half marathon without walking one step. So I was heartbroken to see that I had been so careless.
So how was I going to get greasy microwave popcorn stains out of my beautiful sweatshirt?
Easy, with chalk!
|This was early in the night and my sweatshirt was still pristine. |
Within hours, I will be dropping microwave popcorn all over this adorable sweatshirt with careless abandonment.
That's right. The white stuff that you used to doodle on the sidewalk or write on a chalkboard with, is amazing for getting grease out of your clothes. Just scribble with a piece of white chalk on top of the grease stain until you can't see anything but white chalk. I'm not sure you need to use that much chalk, but I figure the more the better, right? Then just toss the garment in the washer and wash like normal. Ta-Dah! Grease stains gone.
I have even used this trick on grease stains that have been through the dryer and are stubborn as ever. It seems to work on any type of fabric. So I now keep a small box of white chalk in my laundry room and I scribble away at the sign of any grease stain.
There you have it. My not so exciting, but still useful Live & Learn lesson! Be sure to stop by the link up and check out the great posts! So much learning to be done!