This weekend I was standing in my kitchen (next to our laundry closet), and the washer started to make funny sounds….bad sounds…..and then it stopped. Silence. I lifted the top, like I'm waiting for something to jump out, to find that it was right in the middle of the cycle where the washer was full of [not clean] water. In the end (after scooping out all of the water, taking the washer apart…etc, etc…) we found a nail that was jammed in the washer….a nail that had been in my husband's pants pocket. Oops.
I found this little tip today, right after this nail-in-the-washer incident, from a blog that I follow:
Keep a jar for loose change found in clothing and in the washer/dryer! Use this money for a family treat! (Or I found this story where a guy bought a car!)
To me, this translated to: "Keep a jar or cute container next to the washer/dryer so you can see what all you forget about in those pockets!" Ours would be filled with bobby pins (me), collar stays (Eric), to-do lists (me) and evidently random small pieces of hardware (i.e. nails > Eric).
What do you always forget to take out of your pockets? (If anything…)