Any ideas on what will remove dried-on liquid Tide from the top of my
washer and dryer? I have a 15-yr. old son who does his own laundry,
and unfortunately, he is very messy sometimes.... I've tried about
everything I can think of to get the dried detergent off, and nothing
seems to work. Just wondered if anyone else has had this problem.
it's a beautiful thing. i should've said so in my response, as well. :)
my 13 year-old has been doing his laundry for 2 years.
i started making him do his laundry as SOON as i saw aptitude. he has a
daily list of things to do and his allowance is based on the completion
of the list.
i was raised by the "kids are to be seen and not heard" generation. we
are the product of that and have become the "let's get in touch with our
feelings and i want HAPPY kids not healthy kids" parents.
this is just a theory. as a neurotic mother with OCD i have plenty of
time ot explore my theories. ;)
my generation is creating a generation with some wicked entitlement
not only do i want my kids to learn that they have to do for
themselves... i don't want them to NOT be able to do for themselves. i'd
also appreciate if they weren't bogged down by the gender-defined-role.
i want capable boys and a strong girl. my oldest (boy) can cook and i'll
save my motorcycle for my youngest (girl).
(my son DOES think i wash my hands too much!) ;)
(steamy towel, good idea. if it doesn't work, get some Goop!)
Thanks to all for the tips - I will give them a try! Debra, I agree
wholeheartedly with you on chores etc....my son has been doing his own
laundry for 4 yrs. now, ever since he decided that it didn't matter if
clothes were dirty or clean, they just went in the wash basket because
it was easier than putting the clean clothes away where they belonged.
I gave him a chance to change his behavior, he didn't, and thus he
began doing his own wash! His allowance is ALSO based on his
completion of his chores, but he also is expected to do other things
around the house for just being part of the family. My husband is
great at helping out around the house, and maybe the one thing I can
appreciate my mother-in-law for (!) is how ready and able my husband is
to cook or do whatever else is needed. I want to raise my son the same
Okay, enough rambling on -- I will try the above tips and hopefully
they will work! I want to sell this washer and dryer for one, and two,
I have a new set of Whirlpool Duets (which I love) and don't want to
have the same problem with these.
Debra Keith wrote:
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