A List of Things I’ve Found In the Washing Machine

As a mom, you never know what you’re going to find in the washing machine as you wash load after load after load of laundry. If I had a nickel for every time I found something in the washer that didn’t belong in the washer, I could pay someone to do the laundry for me!

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Here’s a list of things I’ve found in the washing machine while doing laundry:

  • Fruit snacks (they can get really melty and ruin all your stuff)
  • Stickers
  • Pop It Fidget
  • Tissues
  • An entire bag of Tide pods (bag included)
  • The plastic thing that is stuck in your turkey and pops up when the turkey is cooked
  • Diapers (super weird having a gazillion gel beads in there)
  • Keychains
  • Jewelry (like my future ex-husband’s wedding band that he didn’t wear because he was cheating)
  • Money (talk about “money laundering,” but it doesn’t hold up super well in the washer, surprisingly)
  • Dryer lint
  • An entire box of dryer sheets (evidently my clothes had no static but they smelled like the entire laundry aisle at Target)
  • The entire box of fabric softener (but luckily it was properly closed)
  • Plastic bags
  • Hairpins
  • Bath toys
  • Pacifiers
  • Those boob pads that line the inside of your nursing bra (that always come out and stick together on one side, so you have a uni-boob and no pad on the other side)
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Candy and candy wrappers
  • Plastic food toy
  • Play-Doh
  • Baby toothbrushes
  • Breast pump parts

What else can you add to this list? Happy laundry day, mamas!