In a brilliant reverse hack, Donna actually wants to draw on her clothes with colorful Sharpie permanent markers:
We have bleach problems. We can’t figure out which one of us ("Mom" or "Dad") keeps using bleach in the laundry but pouring it in the machine in such a way that little micro-droplets get everywhere, and eventually end up dotting innocent colored clothing, most memorably, my new Anthropologie black sweater which was lying on the drying rack, and my daughter’s green Hanna Andersson day dress, which we all know, costs the earth. [But, based on experience, is worth it. That dress lasted us two summers of almost full-time wear. See this hack. But I digress. — Ed.] Not that I’m annoyed or anything. Anyway, as I was repairing the bleach stains, it occured to me that perhaps there are still people in the world who don’t realize that one can repair, nearly flawlessly, bleach stains in clothing, with the new colored Sharpies. No, seriously. Coloring in the marks on my black sweater was a no-brainer, but I was even able to match the different-colored stripes on my daughter’s dress, with the new colored sharpies. We keep all kinds of colors on hand for laundry mishaps. Works like a charm.
More Sharpie love at Parent Hacks:
- Sharpie your cell phone on your kid’s belly
- Label sippy cups
- Write battery sizes and amounts directly on battery compartment doors
- Label medicine bottles
- The Sharpie keychain