We know, we know. It’s hard when you have kids, who leave god-knows-what in their pockets, and who has the time to go rummaging through every last pocket when you also have small children underfoot? However, as tempting as it to just shove all of the clothes you’ve collected off their bedroom floor straight into the laundry, that’s not such a good idea.
For items that melt easily, such as candy, crayons, or chewing gum, not only will this leave stains on the clothing (which, to be honest, is par for the course), it can also be a fire hazard. Given that kids are already a potential fire hazard in ways both literal and figurative, there’s no need to add “dryer fire”’ to your long list of fires that need to be put out. Dig through those pockets.