Whatever Wednesday: The River City Stroller Edition

Whatever Wednesday is when we explore all the different ways that all-purpose cleaner can be used around the house. It is an amazingly versatile little workhorse and because it is so safe and friendly, the uses are endless. If you'd like to share the unique ways you use What-EVER in your life, post a link in the comments.

I know this may seem a bit strange with 7 kids, but I'm a little new to the whole stroller scene. We've never been particularly fond of them and make the kids walk as soon as they can anyway. They are just so cumbersome and kind of a pain for us. Don't get me wrong, we have had a stroller. Back when the twins were babies we had this monstrosity.


It was extremely useful and versatile, but Sweet Valley High! that thing weighed a freakin ton. And it didn't fold up anywhere close to flat. But, it definitely served its purpose.

Then we were shocked to find out we were expecting again when the twins were only 6 months old. I panicked at the thought of a triple stroller and wept when I saw the price tags, so we settled on a much easier system with him. The twins went in the stroller and baby went in the sling. Perfect.


As baby got older we ditched the monstrosity, because in edition to the 60-70 lbs of kid weight the stroller itself weighed 900 lbs. So, you know, it was h.e.a.v.y. We instead went with the wagon + trailer option which was really quite efficient. (Pay no attention to the baby mullets)


Then we had a hand-me-down jogger that I used around the neighborhood. But, mostly we stuck with this.


Things changed with Baby Huckleberry. He was a BIG baby. (23 lbs at 6 mos) I couldn't sling him for any length of time no matter which carrier I used. So for Christmas, Santa brought Huckleberry a stroller. A nice small, light weight, foldable, stroller. I'm a big fan. Never dreamed of anything so simple. We use it all the time. But after having this stroller for almost a year, it's gotten pretty cruddy. So, I took it outside to give it a scrubbing.


First, Humphrey cleaned up any leftover goldfish crumbs.


Then I sprayed it down with the hose and used a very soft scrub brush and a bucket of diluted What-EVER! and went to work. I sprayed it down a second time and then left it to dry in the sun. Voila!



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oh my! Melted crayon. EEP! Let me know how it goes.

Kate Frowzy

That is pretty incredible. The straps and fabric look brand new!

Matt Ricketts

Hoping Whatever will get the job done on something I’ve been avoiding—cleaning up a melted crayon mess on a borrowed stroller. this post gave me hope. thanks! (your kids are adorable!)


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