|Literally sat on my papason chair in the Taj MahTeal for almost four months before I realized I should probably... you know. Clean it.|
|A friend had recommended fels naptha bars for cleaning whites, so I bought some (back in april lol) but wasn't making much progress scrubbing the stains with the bar directly, so I messaged her and was like "WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?"|
|One side was significantly worse than the other.|
|Apparently the secret was to wet the stain first, then scrub with a brush and some shavings of the soap bar. I couldn't find a decent sized brush so I did most of this with a toothbrush lol. Will have to add a better brush to my shopping list!|
I tossed the pad and my breeches into the wash on hot with some crumbs of oxiclean I found at the bottom of a tub (also added to my shopping list), and hoped for the best!
|After the first wash. Definitely better, but not sparkling.|
|Scotchgarded more breeches.|
|Once dry, definitely clear there was more work to do.|
|More scrubbing. Then an oxiclean soak.|
A few weeks back when I was trying to get the most bang for my buck on a Smartpak order, I also bought some effervescent brush cleaner because my brushes were.... embarrassingly gross. I have a really nice set of Leistner brushes I only use for lessons and shows, but I was terrified to clean them because they're wooden backed and I didn't want to fuck them up (because it was an expensive set!). But since Ruby has a 3 pm photoshoot Friday with THE FANCIEST PHOTOGRAPHER I knew it was time to bite the bullet and clean them. Wanted to stretch the cleaner as far as possible so I cleaned my everyday brushes too (#cheapskate lol).
I took my packing list and went through and verified about 80% of my stuff is ready to go. I washed some schooling pads and I'll start sloooooowly packing the trailer this week so I don't fuck up my back. HJ's surgery got bumped to Thursday and the show secretary had enough scratches to get me into two more classes, so it's gonna be a whirling vortex of chaos this weekend 🥴🥴🥴