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06 March 2014 @ 12:48 am
hipster lament  
I GOT TURMERIC ROASTED LENTILS ON THE SHOULDER OF MY BLACK KRANKY 'LAUGHING ON THE INSIDE' HOODIE.

WHY.
 
 
 
crimson_vitacrimson_vita on March 8th, 2014 05:08 am (UTC)
I was laughing about this all day today. Pretty much everything about it keeps being funny.

(I just discovered the fury of turmeric stain removal this past week, myself.)
selva oscuraanonymousblack on March 8th, 2014 07:19 am (UTC)
i was laughing about it too, and i wrote it.

to remove turmeric from fabric: wet fabric, rub with bar soap. let it dry and repeat at least once, then run it through the washing machine (cold, let it air dry.) it might not all come out at once, but this is... surprisingly effective, considering how impossible it is to get the stuff out of my counter tops.
crimson_vitacrimson_vita on March 8th, 2014 10:26 pm (UTC)
I haven't even gotten it on clothes yet- I was primarily referring to my mugs (no more turmeric tea in older white mugs), cutting board, knives and fingers.

I will definitely keep the above in mind for actual fabric though.
selva oscuraanonymousblack on March 8th, 2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
yeah, i hear you on the mug thing. the crockpot i inherited from my sister's divorce is one of the modern ones with an LED screen--the inner sleeve is white ceramic. WHAT BASTARD THOUGHT THAT WAS A GOOD IDEA. the staining is happening very gradually, makes the thing look kind of diseased. THIS IS WHY ALL THE ONES FROM THE '70s ARE IN ORANGEY EARTHTONES.

i've just resigned myself to having slightly yellow spatulas and stirs. what's freaking me out is that the metal measuring spoons have taken on sort of a golden aura.
Nevarra: achenevarra on March 10th, 2014 04:00 pm (UTC)
Two words. Magic Eraser!!! They have knockoff versions that work just as well as the Mr. Clean ones but they fall apart faster. It won't help with your clothing, unfortunately, but man-oh-man have I been able to get stains off of stuff (walls, dishes, floors, grout, etc) that no amount of scrubbing has done. These little buggers are just melamine. No chemicals or anything...just get them wet.

(Okay so you know how if you have a white sink, and you put a big pot in there, how the pot leaves those scratches all over it? Magic eraser took it out. Inside my coffee pot where the coffee accumulates at the bottom and leaves a big brown stain that one of those scrapey brillo type sponges won't get off? Magic eraser.)

selva oscuraanonymousblack on March 10th, 2014 05:30 pm (UTC)
oooooh! that sounds fantastic (not to be confused with the cleaner by the same name). i wonder if they have 'em at the grocery store over the hill.
selva oscuraanonymousblack on March 10th, 2014 05:46 pm (UTC)
also, we have a sad metal kenmore sink that i've learned to accept as just pretty much looking like it came out of somebody's junk drawer. stainless steel my butt.
Nevarra: achenevarra on March 11th, 2014 05:05 am (UTC)
oooh oooh oooh! MagicEraser, MagicEraser, MagicEraser!!! I used to do the stainless drain part with one and it got all shiny.

I swear, if they didn't literally rub apart because I use them so much I think I would clean my house top to bottom. A couple of years back we were having a major BBQ with tons of people over. And I went over the walls with a M/E. Well, I tried to clean a dirty spot, which left a REALLY clean spot, which necessitated me doing the entire freaking hallway. It looked like I repainted the walls. Heh.

In a pinch, the Target/Wallmart/Kroeger/etc knockoff ones do work just as well but they are stiffer as opposed to squishier so they tear more easily. :)
selva oscuraanonymousblack on March 11th, 2014 06:15 am (UTC)
okay, this might very well warrant a special trip tomorrow!!

i don't suppose it will also suck up some of this excess dust we've got coating, um... everything? it seems like whatever i push it off of with the duster it just ends up landing right back on--if not the same thing, the things right next to it.

i hate
hate
hate
hate
dusting.
Nevarra: achenevarra on March 13th, 2014 05:28 pm (UTC)
Try a dryer sheet. :) Dust everything and then skim over the top of it with a dryer sheet. The static fighting "stuff" from it pulls the dust into it. I read about it leaving just a *wee* bit of the stuff on your surface to repel future dust. They recommend doing it on things like bookshelf tops and tops of cabinets and refrigerators so you don't have to dust them as often.

I've been doing this deep clean the past couple of days, maybe because the weather hit 50 for one day and it felt good to do it. But holy COW was there so much dust. And dog hair. I had to empty the vacuum canister SO many times and replace my swiffer duster thingie so many times too. I sweep and dust pretty often too! Something changed in the air of my house in like the last month. Doesn't matter how often I sweep or dust or vacuum the dust is always.freaking.there. Like yesterday, I moved couches, swept, vacuumed over it, and then used one of those gliding dust trapper things. And an hour later I *still* saw dusty stuff on my floor. That's what got me thinking about the dryer sheet thing. ARGH!
selva oscuraanonymousblack on March 8th, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
also, i kind of need tutorials on how to get pretty much all the food substances i consume out of clothing. i'm probably the worst with oil, i practically need to have an oil treatment assembly line on laundry day. me and liz lemon, man...
crimson_vitacrimson_vita on March 11th, 2014 06:13 am (UTC)
I will totally lay down some testimony to the sorcery of the magic eraser. It can do everything except erase the bad memory of unfortunate relationships. (I can't even say that definitively, I'm still trying, I just haven't made much progress as of yet.)

After reading this- I tried to clean the plastic cutting board with one. It didn't take out the turmeric. But they really do usually work on most things.