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Discussion: Epunch sticks

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May 2, 2016 10:55 AM # 
Hi all, anyone know of a quick and easy way of cleaning about 100 epunch sticks? Yeah, that bad. The odor wafts...
May 2, 2016 11:11 AM # 
Dunno - dumpa heap of bicarb on them then wipe off?
May 2, 2016 11:37 AM # 
Put them in a mesh bag and launder on delicate, I recall hearing. Probably needed annually. I've hand washed small numbers on occasion.
May 2, 2016 12:32 PM # 
Hire a teenager.
May 2, 2016 1:07 PM # 
I think Valerie puts them in the dishwasher.
May 2, 2016 1:17 PM # 
I never tried the dishwasher. Since QOC sticks have strings on them, which get hopelessly tangled if thrown into a bag all together, we wash them in the storage containers we use.

About every 2-3 events [Yes, that often, otherwise, eww. ;-)], they are sprayed with a bit of soap or febreze and warm water. Then the lid is closed and the box is agitated, followed by rinsing, draining, and air drying.

If I remember correctly, even just washing them in a cloth bag with just the band ended up with a rat's nest to untangled since the straps would come undone while washing.
May 2, 2016 1:49 PM # 
I could well imagine a teenager getting agitated from being in the dishwasher.
May 2, 2016 2:00 PM # 
Or seal them up in my map bag with my wisk anti stink soap...2 stone.
May 2, 2016 3:27 PM # 
Good one, tR.

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