Looking for a fun way to make Dad’s day special on Father’s Day? How about taking him for a walk down memory lane? Chances are, dad has a few special items tucked away from the “good ol’ days.” Why not get them out and restore them to their glory days, then sit with dad and let him rehash HIS glory days? Our friends at Church & Dwight have some tips to help you out!
Walking Down Memory Lane on Father’s Day
Start by asking dad’s permission to restore some of his favourite items. If you want it to be a surprise, do it in a round-about way. For example, say “Susan was talking about restoring Dave’s old football jersey so it’s like new again. She wasn’t sure if he’d like that. What do you think?” The reason for asking: sometimes that sweat and gunk is part of the memory! So make sure it’s something he actually WANTS restored!
Some items that you may consider restoring include:
- His favourite baseball hat that got ruined when the guy behind him dumped catsup on it.
- A beloved childhood toy
- That awesome flannel shirt from his grunge days in the 90s.
- The “comfy chair” that you delegated to his office because it doesn’t match the decor
Once you know what you’re going to restore, grab some OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover. It’s perfect for all his favourite clothes and the fabric upholstery on that comfy chair!
For soft surface stains, simply mix one scoop with water to remove excess stain before treating. Apply only enough solution to saturate the stain and allow the solution to stand for 1-5 minutes. Blot with a white towel and repeat until the stain is not visible. Then, rinse with clean water and blot until dry. For tough laundry stains, mix 2-4 scoops per 3.8L of water and submerge the stained items into the solution after dissolved. Soak the garment for 1-6 hours depending on the severity of the stain, then wash as normal.
While you’re in the spirit of polishing up his most treasured items,grab an old photo of him with his friends and family or a trophy he’s proud of and give it a whole new display. Nostalgia can be a powerful force, so don’t underestimate how sentimental a father can be! Simple gestures like these will go a long way and bring him back to his fondest moments.
What would you rejuvenate for a trip down memory lane on Father’s Day?