Post # 1
O.o Mr.ND washed his own laundry *YAY*
Mr.ND left a cigar in his pocket *BOO*
NDBee told Mr.ND to check his pockets when she saw some goofy stuff in the washer, heading off the problem *YAY*
Mr.ND did NOT check his pockets and put his clothes in the dryer *BOO*
Now our dryer is full of sticky gross tar-type stuff. I’ve tried the magic eraser on it, but no dice. Anyone else have a ding-dong do this? Any cleaning tips would be GREATLY appreciated, seeing as my laundry is now sitting wet waiting in the wash. Grrrrr.
Post # 4
rubbing alcohol? dont put in in a hot dryer and let it dry completly first before you use it again
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - ceremony in our family's Catholic church in Watsonville; reception at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Oh dear. Yuk. I wish I had a tip, sending happy thoughts that you can get it cleaned up soon!
Post # 6
Aw, that sucks 🙁 This is one of those moments I love that I do the wash and clean and my guy cooks.
Post # 7
I tried google and couldnt find anything about cigars but I found people taking about chewing gum and it might work the same trying using a plastic knife to scrape it off then use a scrubby pad someone else also said they used dryer sheets rubbing them right on the gum and it came off so you could try that too I hope it helps
Post # 8
Thanks for all the tips, ladies! *and the sympathy, phew, I need it, ’cause I was fuming!*
@HappilyEverAfter54: On my list to buy in the morning (of course, I do laundry at midnight and this is what happens). We’re at his folks’ house, so I’ve dug through their closet to use what I can find, but I think I’m giving up for the night.
@cr6zy: Oh, another good idea! And that one I know we have because I just bought some for here.
@teacup: Gracias. I think I’m sending Mr.ND over to your place to surf…he is not welcome here right now! Lol!
@galloway111: I am cursing myself for teaching him how to do his own laundry. It hadn’t backfired until now. Grrr.
@miss sparkly cat: I know, Google let me down 🙁 Good tips though, because guess what else I just found in there, FREAKING GUM. *shakes fist at the sky* Oof, this night is never-ending!
I think Mr.ND knows what his chore is in the AM….I’m telling him that it’s his mess and his to clean. Rawr.
Post # 9
the worst thing I have ever washed was loose change. I hope you find something to get it off. I read that some people also have better luck freezing it before they try to chip it off. good luck
Post # 10
Holy crap, I’d have strangled Fiance if he had done that. I’m so sorry this happened, what a pain in the ass!
I would make him help clean it up!!!!! ARGH!
I’d suggest rubbing alochol as @cr6zy: suggested.
Or white vinegar (of course let the dryer cool down first and test an area to see how it works).
I use vinegar in our dishwasher and washing machine to help keep them stain free and smell free (I put a cup in an empty load and run either machine like I would normally).
Let us know what works! Good luck!
Post # 11
I would probably put MrND in the dryer and put the whole thing out at the curb :/
Post # 12
I’m so sorry for you, you must be so mad! but this is totally something i would do to Fiance – I’ve already broken his laptop (by spilling wine on it -oops!) and the other night I didn’t shut the freezer door properly, it defrosted and we had to throw out a load of food so please be nice to him!! he didn’t meant it…people like him and me really can’t help it
Post # 14
@LMD84: HAHA! I second this!
@indibee: Mr. Roux once washed brand new cheap orange towels (horrible towels his mother bought us.) with brand new expensive gorgeous WHITE towels that my grandmother bought us. Needless to say, everything came out orange and splotchy. I cried, because I loved those towels. They were big and soft and fluffy and he RUINED them. Now I do the laundry.
Post # 15
the rubbing alcohol should work i use it for everything. im becoming a clean freak and i either bleach or alcohol everything lol. alcohol is a great household de greaser and it dosent dry sticky (and its cheap!!)
i have a 2 year old who colors and spills and everything and the alcohol cleans it and is non toxic when it dries.
Post # 16
@indibee:I definitely second the goo gone. That stuff will get anything out! But you might want to go over it all with some soap and water afterwards, it can be kind of greasy. Wouldn’t want you to get that on your clothes while drying.