June 25, 2008


So, when doing a load of laundry, we all know you should make sure you don’t have a red item in there or your whole load will turn pink, right?  Well, what about a rather new green napkin?  I went to unload the washer last night and everything looked so dingy.  I sighed, took it out, then ran the whole load through again with the rest of the bleach in the bottle.  This morning I found this:

They all used to be the same.

Two more!  No longer green!  Laundry still greenish!  Gaaarrrrrrrrrr….  Lloyd, when  you wake up would you buy some Rit dye remover for me, please?  Thank you.

“How did this happen?” you ask?  We use cloth napkins and toss them with dish towels in a little bin in the kitchen and I always throw those in with the white clothes.  Not anymore – at least for a while.  Happy Wednesday, everyone.

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13 Responses to “GAARRRRR!!!!!”

  1. Karla Said on:

    So what do the whites look like?
    My kitchen towels are always washed separately with bleach. Every time. I tried it with the whites once. It creeped me out to think that the items I use in the kitchen to wash our dishes were swishing around in the washer with Arron’s unmentionables.


  2. Beth Said on:

    Dnag. That stinks.


  3. Brad Said on:

    That lighter color is really kind of pretty. Anybody know how to make a shirt out of napkins?


    • Annette Said on:

      I sense a prototype coming on.


    • kiwe Said on:



      • Beth Said on:

        You make socks out of napkins? Clever. Post a picture.


      • Deanne Said on:

        Didn’t they used to make shirts out of the brightly colored handkerchiefs.

        Here’s some info:

        Take two very large handkerchiefs; put them together with the back sides facing out, measure a hole big enough for your head, mark the edges of the “neck hole” where you should sew. Then, sew the top edges about 1/4 inch from the edge on either side of the “neck hole” to the edge of the handkerchief. Next, measure a space from the top of the handkerchief that is big enough for your arm to go through on either side. You may want to pin this and try it on to ensure the holes are big enough. Then, sew from that point down to the bottom of the handkerchiefs. There you go, a handkerchief shirt. You can and pleats and stuff to make it more fitted if you would like to though; that’s what I do. 🙂 Enjoy!


    • Peggy Said on:

      And then you wouldn’t have to feel guilty about wiping your mouth on your sleeve!


  4. Kitt Said on:

    Rit dye remover? Is there such a thing? I am cursing a new blue bandana that left stains all over a pink shirt.

    If the Rit works, your tragedy may result in some good.


  5. Kathi D Said on:

    I hate when that happens.


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