So this weekend Brand and I participated in The Color Run. The Color Run is already messy to begin with but to add to the mess it was raining pretty good on the day it took place. For the most part Brand and I were prepared for what was going to happen, we had towels and newspapers, but there were definitely some things that I wish I would have known to get. So if you are preparing to participate in the color run this preparation guide is for you!
1. Bring towels, Garbage bags, and newspaper – Thankfully we were prepared in this area. The towels protected our seats, so they didn’t get all colored. We used garbage bags to put our colored shirts, sweat bands, and shoes in. Without these I’m pretty sure our car would have been a huge mess. Lastly the newspaper was used as floor mats and to protect the seat belt from getting colored.
(yes, there is some dust on my baseboards, lets not all pretend we are perfect now(: )
2. Put a line of news paper between your front door and the bathroom – This was one of the best ideas that I had. Although we took off our shoes at the front door our socks were still a little bit wet and they did have some color on them. I’m very glad I did this because it definitely spared our carpet.
3. Buy shampoo/body wash from the 99 cent store and don’t forget a loofa – If your color run experience is like ours then you will have a lot of color on your body. We wish we would have thought to buy shampoo and body wash at the 99 cent store instead of having to use our “good stuff”. Thankfully we had a loofa available, it was perfect to get the color off, it worked so well!!
(this is exactly what we used, and it worked really well!)
4. Oxi Clean or a good stain remover – If you want to make sure that color gets out of your clothes make sure you buy some oxi clean or a really good stain remover. We washed our clothes two times and let them soak in the oxi clean/stain remover for a little bit. This seemed to work for us and it got out all the color in our shirts and jeans! We were happily surprised! As for my shoes almost everything came out. I sprayed the cleaner on my shoes, not too much though, and every color came out except for the pink (which stained the seeming lines). Remember it was also raining so there is also mud on these shoes, oh and I forgot that I needed to wash them till a sweet friend reminded me – they were sitting on the back parch, so the color had a couple days to set in.
Also, in case you’ve never dried your shoes I found a cleaver way to do it. Just tie your shoe laces at the top and catch them in the dryer door that way they don’t bounce around when you wash them!
Do you have any tips for preparing for The Color Run?
Let us know in the comments!