Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Why we have a lot of clothes for the boys

One way we minimize laundry frequency is to have enough clothes to last an entire week. And we need to leave two sets of clothes for each boy at school. Add in a couple of accidents each week. And while I do try to let the boys wear pants or jeans multiple times before washing, Alex gets inconceivably dirty at school (Nate is very clean).

This is Alex at day care pick up yesterday:

At least I know they did a painting project and spent quite a bit of time outside on the playground.


Megan said...

Oh my gosh! Maybe Tide could sponsor you guys if you advertise the merits of thier products! That is crazy!

Beth said...

Seth is my inconceivably dirty child. But William gives him a run for his money! What's your trick for getting stains out of clothes?

HeatherV said...

Ben is hands down 50% dirtier at the new school. They are doing outside activities beyond just play most days. Yesterday was a butterfly release.

This is how I know we put him in the right school.

As far as stains I love shout in the black bottle as well as soaking the entire ben load in Borax before running through the wash.

LauraC said...

I'm emailing Beth but there are two products we LOVE.

1. Shout Advanced Gel in the blue spray bottle. Gets out set in stains.

2. Nature's Miracle for bodily fluid stains, available at pet stores:

Quadmama said...

Whoa! Now I won't feel so bad when my girls come home with a few paint specks on their shirts!

Steph said...

Cooper was that dirty child at his last daycare, but he is surprising clean at his new preschool. I know part of it is that he used to come home covered in wood chips, and the playground at the new school has the soft foamy ground cover, so no dirt from that. Mostly now he's just covered in paint or markers from art time.

My mom swears by Oxyclean and something else but now I'm drawing a blank. She's on the Altar guild for her church, so it's what she uses to clean wine off of the white linen, probably not the cleaning you need to do for the boys!

Julie said...

Dude, you are not kidding! Wow! I thought Lana was dirty--usually craft remnants like paint, crayons and fruit schmutz. I love Oxy Clean. I pre-soak and everything except grease comes out. For oily stains, I pre-spot with Dawn. It works great.

Amy Thue said...

Too funny! I love this picture. My girls all stay pretty clean, but my 3 yo changes her clothes a hundred times a day. So it always seems like my laundry pile is never ending.

Amy L said...

Oh yes - we love Shout too. I bought some Borax but haven't tried it yet.

Susan said...

Hahaha...I love it. That sure does tell you that he had a great day!!!

AshleyC said...

Just this week at my house, my 3 yo had to change underwear two times and not because of accidents.. He wanted to sit near a mud puddle in mushy grass. YEP.. mushy! Both pants, shirt and under roos were soaked- we went out side played for an hour came in did drink breaks, potty breaks and a lil rest, changed under roos, went back out in same pant and shirt and he did it again LOL.. gotta love boys!

Almost every stain i can imagine I get out with my homemade laundry soap.

grate 1 bar fels naptha soap
add in:
1 cup Arm & hammer Super Washing Soda
1 cup Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
1 cup 20 mule team borax.

depending on the load, and dirtiness ill use 2-4 tablespoons per load.

I also rinse using normal distilled vinager.. 1/2 cup..