101 things to do with Soak | 008 Washing canvas shoesPosted: 30/03/2010 Filed under: Uses for Soak | Tags: 101, hand washing, shoes, soak wash 2 Comments
This week’s Soak idea was contributed by one of our customers.
White shoes are a good idea in theory. When you try them on at the store, they’re beautiful and clean and look very smart. Now you can do everything in your power to tip toe around puddles, and not walk in dirt, but it’s inevitable. White shoes attract stains.
This specific story involves a brand new pair of white converse shoes and a steaming hot cup of coffee. He’s finished about half of his cup of Tim Hortons, but it happens to be during roll up the rim season, and he’s just too anxious to discover if he’s won a car. So carefully he tries to roll up the rim with the cup half full. Disaster. His poor white shoes have taken the brunt of the accident. He also won the chance to play again.
How to clean coffee stained white canvas shoes. He figured his black canvas shoes were also due for a good cleaning
Dirty canvas material shoes
Bucket of water
Add soak to your bucket of water. He added some more Soak to the washcloth to make it a little more concentrated. Scrub the stains gently. Depending on the shoe, you can just leave them in the bucket to Soak. You can rinse if you prefer.
Put on a drying rack to dry. If you had soaked your shoes, you may want to stuff a sock inside for the first little bit to help maintain the shape of the shoe. Success. Shoes look brand new again.
Do you have a fun Soak story? Send it to us with photos, and if we feature it, we’ll send you a special Soak treat.
101 things you can do with Soak | 006 Giving well loved teddies a bathPosted: 16/03/2010 Filed under: Uses for Soak | Tags: 101, hand washing, shoes, soak wash, teddy 2 Comments
If you have kids, then you can understand the adventures that a well loved teddy bear goes through. And Mr. Teddy sure attracts some dirt, stains, and other battle scars along the way. Now those teddies COULD be thrown in to a washing machine, however, I along with many of our customers opt to use Soak instead.
Now I will never forget the time my mom threw my beloved Jesse bear in the washing machine, and he came out with not just one, but both of his arms missing. This was a very traumatic experience that could have been avoided if only we had Soak back in the day. 18 years later, Jesse bear still has the stitches from this accident.
Take a look at these pictures that one of our loyal customers has submitted of her daughter giving Teddy a bath.
“My daughter’s teddy is on his last legs (too fragile for the washer) but at the same time is extremely filthy – yuck!! Teddy has had his bath and he looks great – no damage!”
Just fill a basin with water. Add some Soak. Leave Mr. Teddy in there for 15 mins. Maybe give him some privacy if he’s shy. Squeeze out as much water as you can and then squeeze between a towel. Then leave him on a drying rack to completely dry.
It’s so simple that your son or daughter could do it!