I used to be terrible about checking the pockets of clothes before I threw them into the wash. About a year after we got married, I accidentally washed my husband’s wallet. It took us forever to get everything dry again with a blow dryer.
Ever since then, I make sure whoever is doing the laundry checks everything thoroughly before dumping it into the washing machine this usually means that crayons, change and small toys float all over my laundry room. I knew that I needed a change jar to keep everything in and I love the movie Home Alone, I couldn’t resist the pop culture reference because “Keep The Change You Filthy Animal,” is about as classic Kevin McCallister as it gets.
You will need:
- A Jar of any size
- Black Vinyl
I cut out the letter on my Cricut, but you could easily cut them out by hand. After you cut them out weed out the negative space so just the words remain. The size of your words will depend on the size of your jar. Mine are about 1.75 inches tall.
Using transfer tape and a credit card, smooth the vinyl onto your jar.
Now I have a handy place to put all of the change and such that I find in pockets when I am doing the laundry. Maybe I will even use it to buy myself a treat.
I know that I have talked about them before but I absolutely love all free clear products. My daughter has SEVERE excezma, so bad that she has been seen for it in the emergency room more than once. Nothing has helped her skin as much as switching all of our laundry products to all free clear.
When I first started using all free clear , I only washed her clothes in it and my clothes in something else. It hardly made any difference, I found out that she was still being exposed to the chemicals in our family detergent by touching our clothes, towels and sheets. I switch to using all free clear for the whole family and I was surprised at the difference in made in her skin. Think about it, you wear your clothes on your skin all day long, do you really want all the chemicals in other laundry detergents by your skin that long?
all free clear comes in liquid or pods. I personally use the pods because they make my laundry so easy, but I love both. As always with any laundry detergent, keep out of reach of children.