Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Makeshift Family Closet


The Bates' house fire saga continues tomorrow evening on a new episode of Bringing Up Bates. After spending time at a hotel while the smoke smell clears out of their house, Gil and Kelly Bates return home to see if the odor still remains.

When a shipment of their emergency clothes and linens arrives from the cleaners and they still don't have access to the laundry room, it takes some good old-fashioned ingenuity to figure out a place to hang the items (video below). When you have 19 children and your primary place for storing clothing is unusable, things can get pretty tricky!
 

Photo/video courtesy of UP

9 comments:

  1. I'm grateful no one was hurt. It's probably going to take some major cleaning to get rid of the smell. I can't even imagine what products are available out there for such a job.

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    1. I think they should hire professionals. Don't think you can get rid of the smell otherwise

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  2. We had a house fire 10 years ago, and all our clothing and furniture had to be put in an oxygen-free, ozone chamber to get rid of the smoke smell. And some household items couldn't be cleaned at all. I really feel bad for them.

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  3. Thank god that all of you are ok. it was accident. and hopefully the little boys learn from what they did.

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    1. It's not always that simple. I don't even want to think about what my parents would have done to me if I had caused a fire in our house. What were kids that young doing with a lighter anyway? Extremely irresponsible parenting if you ask me.

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    2. I wouldn't call it "extremely irresponsible parenting" unless they themselves left the lighter lying around. I have five kids and have babysat many more, and I know personally how kids can get into trouble in the blink of an eye or when your back is turned. Unless we were there to personally see how it all played out, we can't honestly judge them.

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  4. Well, technically it's not clothing for 19 kids, it's "only" 15 kids now. :) I can't imagine having to deal with that for my five kids, let alone 3 x 5 kids!

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  5. I love that after so many years of marriage Gill still opens the door for his wife.so sweet

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  6. I had a small smoke problem and I rented an ozone machine for a couple days- took the smoke smell out of almost everything.

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