Please note: This is not a paid endorsement, nor did I receive any sort of incentive (like free samples) from the makers or promoters of Spray N Wash (although I'm not against it -- hint hint). This is merely a heartfelt recommendation for their product.
So, yesterday wasn't the best day for me. I woke up a little too tired and achy to even think about attempting my pre-natal yoga DVD, and remembered I had to call the plumber as we were having problems with not one, but BOTH of our showers. We're talking major amounts of water in places water shouldn't be (like the family room ceiling - and I'll need a drywall repair guy when this is over, if you know of a
The plumber came and left, unable to fix either problem without the assistance of some over $100 an hour inspector who can't get here until Thursday. On the bright side (and I'm stretching here), at least I'll have visitors during the day not once, but TWICE this week.
Since I was already downstairs to point out where the tub was about to fall through the ceiling, I decided to throw in a load of laundry - one of those "a little of everything" loads - one of the two pairs of jeans I can wear, my only pair of shorts, some towels, a couple of my husbands work out shirts, boxers, and other miscellaneous "medium colored" items.
Long story short(er), 2 hours later, it was time to empty the dryer. And I pulled out my shorts to find them covered in purple streaks. Loreal Raisin Rapture, to be exact.
I wanted to cry (at least I can blame that on the extra hormones I have surging through me right now), but instead, I grabbed that little green bottle off the shelf and started spraying the heck out of everything while I thought, "Why didn't I catch that tube of lipstick when I was putting the clothes into the dryer - you know, BEFORE it melted into everything???" And with every item I sprayed, I added up the replacement cost in my head (and bath towels ain't cheap).
After spraying until my hands ached, I dumped the remainder of the bottle into the washer, closed the lid, and thought, "Why am I even wasting my time??? Everything is going to end up in the trash anyway."
I'm thrilled to say I was wrong. The only two items that didn't come out spotless were my shorts and a pair of boxers - the lightest weight and lightest colored items of the bunch.
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