I have mentioned before that I really am not a fan of cleaning and don't do it much. I am a fan of having a clean house, but I am not actually inclined to do any of the work myself, especially with all the "helpers who don't actually help" at my feet. I am decent at getting the dishwasher loaded and the laundry done but all other cleaning is accomplished on a desperately-needs-to-be-done basis and done only with the tools that make it the easiest for me to get it finished and fast. So here are some cleaning favorites for the non-cleaner like myself. Linking with the surprise host of the week, Christy! I hope you and the family feel better soon, Hallie!
1) My new Shark Navigator
2) CLR Cleaner
This one seems weird to me but and I don't even use it that much because, well, I am gross and don't clean my kitchen sink that much -BUT- when I do scrub it out this stuff is indespensible. Why, you ask? I will tell you: because you just pour it on all the gunk that builds up all over your sink, do a quick wipe and it takes everything off- everything, with very little effort on the part of your arm. You can also use it on any other metal surfaces like bathroom sink and tub faucets and... other metal surfaces, it's really great. Thank you, mom for introducing this stuff to me!
3) This Black & Decker Dustbuster
I know I have linked to this before and probably in Hallie's favorites (rule breaker!!) but it still tops the charts of my favorite household items and make my life easier. I think the only thing that could rival it is a dog. It is quick and efficient at picking up all the leavings of my children after ever meal thereby making me look like a little bit less of a lazy bum of a mother, but I would have to work to keep a dog and that it just no good, soo dustbuster it is! I should also mention that I hate.. no I loathe.. using a broom and dust pan, I don't know why but I always have and always will. The dustbuster makes it so I never have to look at a broom and can still have a clean kitchen floor, boom!
4) Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
Duh. I know. Every mother knows about and loves the magic eraser, because it truly is magic. However, occasionally I still find myself without any in the house and then I give myself a good talking to, because seriously, a mother of small children with copious crayons at their disposal should NEVER be without one. This one leads me to my last one...
5) The Magic Eraser Mop
That's right folks, Mr. Clean has gone and outdone himself again with this puppy. It is a mop with a large magic eraser on the end of it. It is awesome. I ran out of soap for the floor yesterday and just had to use water with the mop and it cleaned the kitchen floor better than my old mop with soap. I should also mention that I purchased this mop a month ago and just used it for the first time yesterday, just to give you a glimpse into my laziness. It is not super sturdy, but with how little I mop, it should last for a looong time in this house.
There you have it, 5 cleaning items for the relatively lazy non-cleaner to help keep your home from looking too much like an animals. How about you? Any lazy cleaner suggestions? I am all ears! (or eyes)
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