A year ago, WHO would have thought that we would be adding “washing masks” to our weekly reportoire? This was a chilly day, I washed the masks and then needed to find a sunny spot for them to dry. Hehe… Worked like magic! Also a tip for getting the nose piece back in place…
I took the nose wire piece out of each mask, then washed in the bathroom sink with a little detergent and swished around for a while. Emptied the sink, rinsed then filled with clean water and rinsed (several times). Wrapped in a towel to get most of the water out, then hung to dry. After they were dry I did toss them in the dryer on hot for a few minutes. Soon we will be able to dry outside.
We have plantations shutters (levers open and close) in some of our rooms. The sun spills in brightly, so I took a yard stick and placed it – each end through one of the shutter vents… PERFECT!
Right now we are wearing a cloth mask over a surgical mask when in public and we carry a cloth mask when out walking (in case we need it). It’s been almost a year… there IS light at the end of the tunnel. #patienceisavirtue
I was having a heck of a time getting the nose piece back into the mask. I found a way! #icanbelikemacgyver (remember that show?) So this was fun. I took a wooden skewer (for the grill) and I taped the wire to the end of the skewer with masking tape. I fed the skewer through, once it popped off the other side I removed the masking tape and pulled out the skewer. #easypeasy It took a few seconds vs. my first attempt at trying to get it to go through and it wasn’t budging. #woohoo
Thank you to my sister-in-law who made us these wonderful masks! 🙌
✍️ Until next time…
📸 Image: Barbara Stroud (me!)