Cales Elf on the Shelf idea: Have your Elf leave the kids a note asking them to plant his magic seeds (Tic Tacs) into a bowl of sugar for a sweet surprise. When they wake up the next morning the seeds will have grown into cookies!
How to get your dirty whites clean again HOT HOT water, 1 cap of laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dish washer detergent, 1 cup bleach, cup borax. Rewash it once to put softener in it. If you omit the bleach it works great to get stains out of colors too.