Are you having trouble removing mulch from your fleece jacket or blanket? Did you kids decide to go to a wood chip playground and roll around in their fleece sweater? I'm going to show you how to remove mulch and wood chips from your fleece jacket!
During the spring and fall months, most people bring out their fleece or sherpa lined blankets and jackets. Generally, it's cool enough for a light fleece sherpa jacket in these seasons. Also, people tend to bring out blankets accidentally (that are made for the indoors) and use sherpa lined blankets outdoors next to wood chips.
The sharp wooden end of these chips can be painful if you forget to remove one. In addition, their strong grip on the clothing fibers makes it a very time-consuming chore.
Instead of spending hours picking out the mulch and the wood, I'm going to share with you several ways that you can remove those pesky chips out of your beautiful jacket and blanket.
Ways to Remove Mulch from Fleece and Sherpa Lined Clothing
Use a Handheld Vacuum or Shop Vac
For the initial phase of removing wood chips, a handheld vacuum works wonders to remove the larger pieces so you don't have to remove them by hand. It won't do every single piece of mulch, but it gets the larger pieces out of the way.
Using Heavy Duty Duct Tape to Remove Mulch from Fleece
Cut a foot long piece of heavy duct tape, and roll it around your hand to make a circular shape, sticky side facing out. You can use this to pat the areas with the wood chips to remove them, as if you are using a cloth to blot a liquid spill or stain.
Plastic Comb to Remove Wood Chips from a Sherpa Clothing
Using a firm plastic comb (none of the cheap ones that bend) will allow you to to remove the wood chimps easily. You can also use the previously mentioned duct tape to remove them from the bristles when they are combed out.
Metal Lice Nit Brush to Remove Mulch from Fuzzy Clothing
I know, this sounds gross, but it does work. It's a metal brush originally intended to remove lice, but works wonders in getting wood chips out of sherpa fleece. Be careful not to brush it all the way through the sherpa. The goal with a this metal brush is to allow you to comb it to near the middle so you can remove it by hand.
Lint Roller to Get Wood Chips Out of Clothes
Lint rollers made with extra tackiness (often labeled to remove pet hair) can also be used to remove wood chips from your fleece clothing. It's a great way to remove the last remaining chips out of your clothing.
Tweezers for Removing Wood Splinters Out of Jackets
Good tweezers are a great option to get the final, minute mulch pieces out of your clothing. This will allow you to look at smaller pieces rather than potentially risking the chance of getting a splinter.
Dull, Old Knife Blade to Get Stuff Out of Sherpa
If all else fails, you can use a knife blade to allow you to scrape the wood chips off of the sherpa fleece. This makes getting the mulch out easier!
Bur Removal Stone for the Last College Try
You can order one of these bur removal stones that are typically used to remove burs from clothing, but can also be used to get wood chips out of a sherpa jacket.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you get stuff out of sherpa?
There are a few different ways you can get objects out of sherpa. This includes using a vacuum, duct tape, tweezer, a dull knife, and bur removal stone. It will take some meticulous cleaning and time, but it is possible with these tools.
Conclusion on Removing Mulch from Fleece
Wood chips have tiny, sharp ends that easily attach themselves to fleece and sherpa. It can be irritating to get these chips out one by one because it is an absolutely time consuming task. The strong grip and variations in sizes make them hard to remove from clothing.
Of all of the above options, I think the plastic comb in addition to the duct tape will allow you to get a majority of the mulch out. With these tips, you'll be wood chip and mulch free from your beloved sherpa and fleece lined blanket, jacket, sweater, boots, socks, and gloves!
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