Thursday, November 08, 2007

Cleaning & housework

Think of all the new things on the market since our parents were young and what they had to work with. What cleaning supplies are you thankful for?

The number one thing I am thankful for is the dishwasher. Now I am not sure when these were first put on the market but I know growing up that we didn't have a dishwasher until I was a teenager. I really love my dishwasher & it gets a good workout at least twice a day by me.

I hate cleaning the toilets & having young boys just makes the whole thing seem a lot worse. I love that each day I can just wipe the cistern, seat, bowl & floor around it with a flushable wipe. I try & do that everyday. I know mum would wash it properly with a rag but I do it properly with a rag once a month, that's about all I can stomach. It still looks clean my way anyway.

I love the Chlorox Bleach pen for all the white school shirts. Mum would probably have used Janola from a big bottle, but just being able to precisely put the bleach just where I need it along the edge of a cuff or on the collar is just fantastic.

Other than that I really do think that I use the same products as my mum, probably not as often as I seem to remember her doing it. Then again she did all her housecleaning in one day, Thursday, where as I do a little every day. Our systems are different but I think we get just about the same result.


Angela said...

OMG, are you serious, you are such a good girl, wiping up around your toilet every day, better not come to my house then! I have to say, I don't really remember much of what my mum did, but I know there weren't all the fancy products for different things that there are these days, good ol' Sard Soap was frequently used.

PJ said...

I'm finding having my little man has made me clean the toilet on a regular daily basic too. Janola & my dishwasher are my best friends too.
I know I don't clean like my Mum either.

loonyhiker said...

My mom would be horrified about my cleaning habits! I forgot about the little clorox pen which I take with me whenever I travel. It comes in handy.

Tammy said...

Yup, even big men have a tendency to miss. If you know what I mean!!