Monday, January 29, 2007

A handy tip...learned the hard way

At some point you might find yourself standing in the laundry room, looking into the dryer and see this

Then you swear and wonder how on earth you could be so stupid and not check your pockets for sticks of gum BEFORE you washed your clothes. Then you look again and wonder how in the hell you are ever going to be able to dry anything without getting gum all over and wonder what on earth is going to clean it because you know you can not clean the dryer with your everyday average cleaning products (including goo gone) because they are ALL flammable and one shouldn’t put flammable anything into a dryer.

You also think…I thought this type of stuff only happens when you have kids.

So, you ponder and decide to jump on-line and figure it out. offers up this suggestion: To remove gum from the drum of a dryer, wet a dryer sheet and wipe off.

Hmmmm, a dryer sheet? You are skeptical, but you give it a try.

Sure enough…VOILA!

So, the next time you find yourself faced with a dryer drum full of sticky gum. Grab some dryer sheets, a bucket of hot water, a little elbow grease, and you’ll be gum free in no time.

Who knew?


Blogger C.J. said...

Cool! Bounce sheets also work to ward off mosquitoes.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

I once washed and dried a load of clothes with a tube of chapstick in it...everything was ruined. So it can happen to anyone!

6:32 AM  
Blogger Mark & Michelle said...

Thanks for the tip!

I too have put chapstick in the dryer - one too many times and the clothes are not recoverable.

I hope you clothes that were in with the gum are o.k.

1:46 PM  

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