My daughter is a pig.
And that's certainly an insult to pigs.
When I say you cannot see her bedroom floor, I am not exaggerating, and I would prove it to you, but you'd probably assume our house had been robbed and ransacked and call the police.
She never leaves a room that she doesn't leave something behind that doesn't belong there, and usually, it's many somethings that don't belong there. Candy wrappers. Drinking glasses. Socks. Used kleenex. Clothes. Shoes. Coats. Backpacks. Volleyball uniforms. You get the idea.
She also spills, both on herself and on the floor under her chair (the only reason I can see for having a dog). Fortunately, she dresses like a homeless person when she's home, and nothing she wears around the house leaves the house, because recently, she slopped chicken noodle soup down the front of the sweatshirt she was wearing. Then the shirt laid on the floor of her room for a couple of weeks before I finally had it up to HERE and made her take her dirty clothes down to the laundry room. I washed and dried the sweatshirt without knowing that she had spilled soup on it, and, naturally, it came out of the dryer with big, greasy spots on it.
So I found this Pinterest pin:
This woman RAVED about how well her technique worked on her messy husband's clothes, even after an oily stain had been through the washer and dryer. I was stoked.
Here's the shirt:
I slipped an old cutting board inside the sweatshirt before I started, so nothing soaked through to the back. Then I sprayed the spots with WD-40.
Next, I dumped copious amounts of baking soda onto the spots:
And used a toothbrush to work the baking soda into the spot. According to the pinner, the WD-40 "revives" the oil in the fabric and the baking soda clumps as it absorbs the oil.
Well, yes, it clumped, all right:
The next step was to brush the baking soda into the sink and repeat the process again with fresh baking soda. The pinner recommended doing this until the baking soda clumped very little or not at all.
I repeated the baking soda step four times (the pinner did it twice). Next, liquid dish detergent was poured onto the spots and the toothbrush was, again, enlisted to work the soap into the stain:
Then the shirt was washed and dried as usual. I took it out of the dryer and...well, let's just compare:
Pinterest freaking fail.