Just last week I was telling you how much I love my Chacos. They are so comfortable and supportive I wear them every day.
Because I wear them every day they were in the line of spatter when Elliot was puking this weekend. I wiped them off and they looked OK. And then they started to smell. Like puke. All day long I could smell it.
I needed to clean them, but I had no idea how to do it.
I did what I always do when I have something I don’t know how to clean. I checked with Jillee. Would you believe she doesn’t have a section for removing puke scent from sandals?
When my Jillee search came up short I decided to try my go to technique when an item of clothing is in need of serious help – OxiClean. I soaked them in a bucket of OxiClean for a few hours and then rinsed them. They came out looking new. I would have taken before pictures so you could see their shocking transformation, but I didn’t know I would be cleaning them until they were covered with vomit, so I opted to skip that step.
I’m sure I’ll be washing my sandals again, but I hope it is never again for the same reason. Now that I know how dirty they were, even before the Elliot incident, I’m pretty grossed out that I was wearing them. I often fail to see the filth on the items I use every day. Please tell me that happens to you too.
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My zulilly email sent me a link about Chacos, which I had never heard about before and considered buying because they were so random and cute. And then I read this. Okay, after I googled you again because I was thinking about someone we knew in college who messaged my husband to hang out soon and I was like, WHAT?
And I was talking about you today because my 12 year old, 7th grade daughter finished reading The Outsiders and I said that my 6th grade bff was obsessed with that book and made me read it and I loved it and wasn’t it sad and she wanted to know who my obsessed bff’s favorite character was. She also loves Stand By Me.
This was long, sorry.
You should try them, they are incredibly comfortable! Your 12 year old has great taste.