Sandal Disaster

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.

National Margarita Day

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.




2 thoughts on “Sandal Disaster

  1. Kathy Brecheisen Foreman says:

    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.


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