Monday, July 30, 2012

What do you find in the laundry? Fish eyes and crab claws?

As a mom of two energetic and adventure seeking two young boys, I find a ton of bizarre things in the laundry.  A lot.   And I'm not talking about a Lego here and there.

Just a couple weeks ago I found these crazy jelly balls.  Hundreds of them in the washing machine and throughout all the clothes in the washing machine.  I mean in pockets, in crevices, all over the place.  I took me forever to figure out what they were and where they came from.  Turns out they were a gift one of the boys had received at a party, called fish eyes.  Just add water and watch them grow.  Yeah... pretty sure they didn't mean to place in pockets and put through the wash to grow them.  I'm just so thankful I found them before they went in the dryer because I'd bet they would be melted fish eyes... Let's just not go there.

Then there was the one time I found a pair of crab claws in the laundry.  Yeah...  It was a couple nights after we had eaten at Joe's Crab Shack.  (You can read about those fun times here.)  I can rest assured that life will never be boring when I'm doing the laundry around here!

Recently I got the chance to test out Wisk Deep Clean laundry detergent and in the process learned some fascinating and absolutely grotesque things about the average American's laundry.  Did you know that the average wash contains 20 times more body oils and sweat than visible stains?  That's just nasty.  How often do you change your bed sheets?  I bet not once a week like is recommended...  Did you know that women are more likely to snag something out of the laundry basket to re-wear something than men?  That surprised me!

I'm sure you're feeling as self conscious as I am by this point, so head out and grab a bottle of Wisk Deep Clean the next time you are at the store.  I've just made the switch and have absolutely noticed a huge change in the cleanliness of the laundry.   I've tested it with some of our sweatiest work out clothes (and trust me, we have been putting our washing machine to the test this Summer with all of the adventures we have been on!). 

There are some great options including ones for families with skin sensitivities and for people with HE washing machines!   I tested out the Wisk Deep Clean Free & Pure for HE machines because of the crazy skin issues we have. 

I dare you to test it out on a few loads of laundry to see if you notice a difference like I did!  Psst... if you join their Facebook fan page here you can download a coupon too!

Note:  No compensation was received for this post.  Product was received to facilitate the review, but as always the opinions are 100% my own!


Cheryl July 30, 2012 at 10:39 AM  

First of all - eeew!

The fish eyes are hysterical!!

My favorite is when the crayons go through the dryer and leave lovely marks all over EVERYTHING.

Jennifer Willey July 30, 2012 at 12:15 PM  

It never fails, I forget to check a pocket or two and crazy things appear...just not what you've found! LOL. WOW. Gum is my favorite - thanks alot GRAMMIE!

Shannon Bradley-Colleary July 30, 2012 at 2:13 PM  

You did a fantastic job with this post. It's difficult to review a brand and make it personal. You rock the Kazbah.

Alexandra July 30, 2012 at 6:41 PM  

Ditto what Shannon said - and now I want some of those fish eyes! ;)

Megan July 30, 2012 at 9:11 PM  

I just find change and washers. You get all the fun!

Unknown July 30, 2012 at 9:23 PM  

It's crazy that stuff that kids put in their pockets. I found three rollie pollies in my son's pocket... this was after I found ladybugs in there. It's like a nature center in there!

I hadn't head about Wish for HE machines, but thanks for reviewing it. I'm always on the look out for affordable, made for sensitive-skin and HE detergent.

Admin July 30, 2012 at 9:55 PM  

I have so many weird things that I find in my wash, but the fish eyes are funny. Gotta love kids!

M July 30, 2012 at 9:57 PM  

Gotta love boys and doing laundry. I once found something that was squishy ... never did find out what it was and I was afraid to ask my son!

Caryn B. July 31, 2012 at 12:21 PM  

Oy...I've found some crazy things in our husband's mobile phone battery....

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