most boring blog post ever

Who likes cleaning?! Who likes reading about cleaning even more than cleaning?!

Oh ME! ME!


I found this recipe that is meant to get whites white again (as in ditch the gross yellow pit stains on white shirts) and decided to try it on my 9.5 year old, much loved and eaten on, formerly white couch. There is not a chance of a new couch in my future (nor would I really want one, our couch is heavenly comfortable), but it was getting rather shameful…

See evidence below:

Pretty sure that is a healthy mix of feet, food and boogers. Want to come hang out at my house now? 🙂

I’ve tried bleach, oxy-clean, borax, very hot water and leaving them out in the sun to dry. Nothing seems to budge these stains.
Until now.


Click the picture to go to the recipe…

Basically I use dawn, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Mix them together and apply using a scrub brush. The stains started lifting immediately. I let them sit for a few minutes and then threw them in the wash on hot, hung them to dry, and bingo. White.

White and wrinkly apparently, because I never iron.  <insert “Ain’t nobody got time for dat!” here>  Also, it’s hard to take a picture of just white, and it’s Ikea white, which always reads a touch dingy. But believe me, this stuff works.

Infomercial out.

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  • Reply Jon July 24, 2012 at 8:20 am

    We should dip our kids in this stuff when they come in from the back yard or when they are done eating meals.

  • Reply Tash July 24, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Best post ever! Made me laugh out loud. And I would come over any day to hang out on your booger infested couch! I’ve seen first hand how effective this cleaning is! You’re like a little bit of magic 🙂

  • Reply Janine July 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Only you could make reading about cleaning adventures quirky and endearing.

  • Reply Jon July 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Fair Havens posts now please…..

  • Reply Rosemary August 16, 2012 at 10:37 am

    That was not boring at all! I have a white-ish chair I need to try this on! And an area rug with some stains in our room. I use Oxyclean in my Little Green Machine so I’m going to try this mixture in it. Will let you know how it works!

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