Friday, April 04, 2008

Word to the Wise

Here's your friendly tip for the day: Never, ever, EVER, leave your omega 3 fish oil pill in your pocket. Why? Because when you wash your pants, it will dissolve and your pants will smell like fish FOREVER.

As you may have guessed, I know this from personal experience. I have washed this pair of pants three times, but it still smells. Any suggestions? I was thinking of soaking it in a bleach solution because it's white. I'll probably google "fish smell pants" later.

Just trying to help you learn from my mistakes.


Rebecca said...

Before you try bleach, try vinegar. Just make a solution of white vinegar and water (about 1 to 5). Vinegar is a great smell remover. And, even though it will stink like vinegar until you wash it, once you wash it, the vinegar smell will disappear.

Rebecca said...

P.S.--This works for nasty smelling dish rags, too. (Though, the stronger the smell, the stronger the solution should be)

Gina Marie said...

After my google search I actually tried lemon juice. I try to use bleach as little as possible on clothes (it just kills them). That didn't seem to help, so vinegar was my next step. I use vinegar for cleaning everything! Did you know it kills 90+% of germs and 80% of mold? The smell doesn't bother me, and it evaporates pretty fast.


Steph said...

I don't have any tips for cleaning, but I had to say thanks for sharing. I appreciate your candidness and willingness to help others learn from your mistakes.

Hope that you and the family are doing well! Love & miss you!!!