A mum issued a reminder to wash used clothes all the time after a quick wash, which clearly showed the amount of dust in the materials.
Maureen from New South Wales buys baby clothes from a thrift store and makes sure to clean them first.
The mum-of-three soaked the item of clothing in a bath full of hot soapy water in one day and by morning it had turned dirty dark gray with particles floating around.
“So I always wash used baby clothes…I realize it might be a little dye but the amount of dirt left on the bottom of the tub was amazing,” Maureen wrote.
Photos of the “disgusting” water shocked several mums and dads, as many said they too made sure to always wash used clothes first.
Maureen bought children’s clothes from a local retailer and made sure all the clothes were cleaned before they started playing sports.
The mum-of-three soaked the item of clothing in a bath full of hot soapy water one day and by morning it had turned dull dark gray with particles floating around.
Maureen used “a cheap ‘black and gold’ laundry detergent” and sprinkled it on the water to get the dust off the clothes.
Shocked mums who were “exhausted” mentioned they would have washed clothes on the scald cycle in the washing machine. Others say they have been doing it for “years”.
‘I was everything. If it’s been used, I’m a little more careful washing it. If the fabric can handle it, wash at 60 degrees with normal detergent and wash booster. At least 40 degrees,” one wrote.
“I put it in the washing machine so I could cut it. Soak overnight and wash the next day,” said another.
Earlier, another mother was disgusted after using Kmart’s new UV light vacuum cleaner to clean her son’s mattress.
Michelle from Melbourne bought the system for $49 after reading the rave reviews but couldn’t imagine the amount of mud and dust lurking under the floor.
Photos posted to the Mums Who Clean Facebook group reveal an alarming amount of mud removed from a mattress.
Earlier, another mother was disgusted after using Kmart’s new lightweight UV vacuum cleaner to clean her son’s mattress. Michelle bought the $49 system after reading the rave reviews, but couldn’t imagine the amount of mud and dust that was hiding.
Michelle admitted that the mattress probably hadn’t been cleaned in ‘a few years’, but the mattress protector was usually washed
“I thought they might not have much dust, but I was wrong,” she wrote on social media.
“I didn’t know that the velvet cover covering the mattress could trap so much dust!”
Michelle admitted that the mattress probably hadn’t been cleaned in “a few years”, but the mattress protector was usually washed.
“I’m shocked by the results though; I’ll sleep better tonight, though, after seeing what happened here! she says.