I don't know about you...but my kids' lunchboxes are already getting nasty dirty. Whose idea was it to buy our kids lunchboxes, anyway? What happened to the good old fashioned brown paper sack? The kind that kids threw away after lunch?
I was raised on brown paper sacks, and look how I turned out! (Wait--that's not a good argument...) I will say that my brown paper lunch sacks were always adorned with the cutest fluffy-tailed squirrels, compliments of my artistic mama.
But, I digress.
I was ranting about DIRTY LUNCHBOXES. So, commence the RANTING!
Since we're all stuck buying non-disposable, environmentally friendly, reusable lunchboxes, well GUESS WHO is stuck cleaning out their grimy nastiness?
Oh, I act all bitter...When this OCD girl actually gets a little thrill in seeing how shiny and clean I can get them!! I do love a good before and after!
So, how dirty are your lunchboxes? Here are mine--before:
I thought it would be fun to do a test--to see which method of cleaning worked best on the lunchboxes.
(Fun, in OCD terms...)
For Tinkerbell, I just used the old fashioned method: Soap and water on a dishrag, scrubbing away.
For the green one, the dirtier one, I threw it into the washing machine.
The only issue with the washing machine was that since I had the bag all zipped up--it acted like a flotation device. It just bobbed on top of the water. Very carefully, I pushed it down with my hand several times--to help submerge it. It never submerged on its own...but somehow, the washing machine method worked like magic!
I give you...THE RESULTS:
THE WASHING MACHINE!!!
Give it a try! Let me know what you think!
Or else, give the old brown paper bag another try! If your kids balk--try drawing a fluffy-tailed squirrel. It worked for me.
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