Monday, October 03, 2005

Cleaning and Stain Removal

Last night our daughter drew on the floor with some crayons. Oh, boy what a mess. She even got some on the cover of her bed.

We've been trying to get her to sleep in her "Big Girl Bed" but success has only been partial so far. This is a bit of a set back for us, maybe. My wife was completely shocked by this. I was surprised but hey it's just carpet, she's only three. Though we are still not sure how the crayons got into her room.

The internet is a great library of information. I found that Crayola.com has a great guide for removing all of their products. In a couple of hours we got it pretty much clean. Crayon is actually rather nasty because it is not water soluble, so you have to use WD-40 to clean up the crayon and some detergent to get up the WD-40. Though Oxyclean got it up very well.

I know that keeping the house clean is a major chore. We share duties and it takes lot of time and energy. Our daughter is just big enough to help pick up her toys and books and she does a good job with that most of the time.

I am an engineer and our rallying cry is "There has got to be a better way!" and in searching for cleaning tips found DoItYourself.com (link above) which has a massive list of cleaning tips and tricks. Go check it out.

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