Friday, January 3, 2014

Removing Permanent Markers From Clothing

First thing's first: Happy 1 year anniversary to my blog!! One year ago on the 1st, I was starting my Pinterest Test and here we are, a year later, still going strong! My original goal had been to do at least three posts a week and ended up averaging more like one with being pregnant and having a baby and all. But, I think I'm finally getting the hang of it....maybe. So, this year, I will strive for three posts a week!

The other day, as I was labeling all of our wrapped Christmas presents, I not-so-smartly gave my son a sharpie to "help" make the labels. In the process of doing so, he managed to mark up my sweatshirt I got as a memento when I saw the show "Wicked." It's a fantastic show, and my mom spoiled me with this gift. Anyway, much to my dismay, I ended up with blue ink on my nice grey sweatshirt. 

Sad day!
Thankfully, a friend of mine posted this image on Facebook just as I was about to burst into tears. It's like they knew I needed it! I looked up the image on Pinterest to see if I could find more details, but it was, again, just an image (at least the one I looked at.) So, I gave it a try. 

Photo from Pinterest

I got my handy-dandy hand sanitizer out and I put it on the stained spot on my shirt. 

I scrubbed quite a bit, but before I had even washed the sweatshirt (other than with a good dousing of hand-sanitizer) the stain was coming out. I should mention, I did not wash the shirt before using the hand-sanitizer, hoping that the stain wouldn't set, so that may have helped my cause.

After I scrubbed the sanitizer in and noticed the stain was gone, I threw my sweatshirt in the wash. Out it came with just the tiniest spot of blue on it. I can handle that. Overall, I'd call this test a success. Now I know hand-sanitizer removes permanent marker mostly (if not all the way with a bit more scrubbing) from clothing. There you have it. The more you know. :) Happy New Year!!

Also, a quick survey: is there anything you'd like to see in my blog? Anything you'd rather I didn't write about? Are you interested in guest-posting for my blog? Is there anything you'd like to see me try to make? I'm looking for tips, feedback and all that sort of thing. I'm happy just challenging myself to keep writing it, but if you are reading this and have some feedback, I'd love to hear it. :) 

1 comment:

  1. Yup really interesting topic that how to fight with Remove Permanent Marker inks form clothes, carpet, wood, walls etc.....

    Thanx for posting your blog....