And the Winner Is!!!

2:47 PM Elizabeth Seckman 10 Comments

A drum fish...rolling...get it?
Too much?
Drum roll please.

The winner of the Past Due mug is Anonymous!!! And fortunately being the super sleuth I am...I know that is the marvelous Crystal Martin!

Congratulations Crystal. :)



For everybody else...you're a winner too...I have some fabulous advice straight from the island.

What do you do when you're vacationing with ten boys and the washer poops out?

You call a professional ASAP!

And since my husband, Chad (the stud), has rarely met a stranger, we got the down-low on the trade secrets from the appliance man himself.

Mr. Gary Paradine of AA- Appliance Repair gave us these handy tips...

1. If your front loader is stinky or your clothes washed in the front loader turn sour after wearing...you're using too much soap. Soap has fats and the fats spoil when they aren't rinsed fully from the clothes.

2.A front loader only needs about a tablespoon of regular liquid soap per wash.

3. If you already have a stinky build up in your washer, run a cycle with Iron Out. It will foam a lot, but clean the residue from the lines.

4. If your dishwasher foams, causing leaks...don't call in repairs yet! Run a cycle of the Iron Out here too. Plugged lines can cause a build up and leaks.

5. The dishwasher, like the front loader, may need less soap, especially if you're rinsing them well before sticking them in the wash.

6.. Make lighter wash loads. It's cheaper to run the washer than the dryer and smaller loads spin faster and dry more quickly.

7. If you use the Tide pods or Cascade all-in-one pacs- make sure you are running a full load. They are pre-measured to clean a large, dirty load.

And lastly...If you're vacationing at the beach...have respect...rinse the sand from the clothes and towels before putting them in the wash. The sand plugs the lines and then when the next family arrives with  a troop of boys and a mountain of laundry...you just screwed them out of a day at the beach while they get the washer repaired. And they wish you bad karma...and no one wants that!

Thanks to Mr. Paradine for the friendliest, most informative help!

10 comments:

  1. sounds like you're having an amazing trip!

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    1. We had a lot of fun. Love to vacation...why can't we do it all the time?

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  2. LOL! Oh goodness! That is not the kind of adventure you were looking for, right? Still - look at all that good advice. I think I might actually need to bookmark this!

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    1. I have been waaaayyy overusing the soap. A tablespoon? Imagine the money I will save on soap!

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  3. I visited the Outer Banks years ago, before we had kids. We had a blast, and it cemented my love of lighthouses. Sorry for your washer issues (w/ that many guys around, I'm not a bit surprised) but I bet you had a wonderful time in spite of it. ;)

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    1. Lighthouses are the most beautiful things ever!!

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  4. Hey, I picked up some good tips today thanks to you.

    I sure mis my dishwasher back in Canada. Here in Manila a dishwasher is called Maria, or me or Tita Anne. In short, I've yet to see one!

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    1. In my house the dishwasher is named Elizabeth! One day...I will have one named Maytag!

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  5. I just tweeted this to my peeps, so if anyone needs a plumber, dishwasher dude, your man Gary will get the call :)

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    1. I'm sure he'd happily come to Hawaii for work. I know I would!

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