- Step 1: Toss towels into dryer Toss old towels into the dryer and run it at the hottest setting for a few minutes.
- Step 2: Mix dishwasher detergent and water Make a paste of powdered dishwasher detergent and water.
- Step 3: Scrub the spots Scrub the spots of melted crayon wax and gum with the paste and a towel.
- TIP: Be careful not to scrub through the dryer's enamel coating.
- Step 4: Rinse Wash the paste residue out of the dryer with a rag and soapy water.
- Step 5: Run a cycle with the old towels Run a complete dryer cycle with the old towels to make sure all the spots are gone.
- Step 6: Check for loose crayons and gum Check for loose crayons and gum in all pockets before doing the laundry to avoid having another mess.
- FACT: The first self-service, coin-operated laundry machines were not produced until the 1950s.
You Will Need
- Old towels
- Dishwasher detergent
- Soapy water