The other day I happened to notice that the kitchen rug I have in front of my sink was SERIOUSLY dirty. Once I had noticed it, I couldn’t stop looking at it! I had to come up with a solution to get that thing clean (or at least a bit less disgusting.) I’ve had bad luck with rugs knocking the drums of my washer and dryer out of place in the past, so I wanted to avoid going that route. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do about it until inspiration struck as I was driving down Main Street…..the self-serve car wash!
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I was not 100% confident that this plan would work out, but I was willing to give it a go because I couldn’t stand the sight of this rug in its’ current state anymore. I used the clips on the wall of the car wash bay to hang up my dirty rug, and had a go at it. I sprayed the rug down with the high-pressure soap, and then gave it a thorough rinse. I couldn’t BELIEVE how much grime came out of that thing!
Once I was done rinsing, I laid it in the bed of my husband’s truck, and headed home. (If you don’t have a truck, just squeeze out as much water as possible and lay it on a couple of towels.) Once I got home I laid the rug out in the sunshine in my backyard and when it was dry, it looked as good as the day I bought it!
And you know me, once I know something works, I want to try it on everything! :-) My research and brainstorming for things you can clean at the carwash eventually got so long, I decided I’d better just write a blog post about it.
Things You Can Clean At A Self-Serve Car Wash:
- Charcoal grill
- Patio umbrella
- Garbage cans and recycling bins
- Outdoor toys
- Patio furniture
- Bikes and trikes
- Window screens
- Bird baths
- Storage bins
- Remove cracking and peeling varnish from wood projects
- Ice chests
- Baby gates
- Tennis shoes
- Pet crates
- Greasy kitchen vent filters
- Strollers and high chairs
- Planters, pots, and compost bins
- Camping equipment
Gather up your quarters, it’s time to clean up at the car wash! :-)