I am a slob.
I have always been a slob.
When I was a single girl, teaching in the school year and loafing in the summers, my house got a little out of control.
Okay, maybe a lot out of control.
At any rate, a friend told me about this ingenious thing she signed up for online - the Flylady. They Flylady told her to get dressed and put her shoes on first thing in the morning, to clean her sink so her kitchen would sparkle, and to make her bed every day. She sent my friend email reminders, and those email reminders changed my friend's life and her home.
Yay! (Can you hear my enthusiasm? Or maybe it's sarcasm.)
I signed up for the Flylady. The Flylady sent me about thirty-five emails in two days, and I promptly quit the Flylady.
If I'm always reading emails, when am I going to have time to do all this crazy cleaning, I thought.
I have since heard that the Flylady has changed her email methods (and her website actually looks like something I could maybe handle at this stage of my life, except the getting dressed to the shoes thing which will never happen in my lifetime), so don't let me sway you one way or the other about her.
Anyway, I digress. The only thing that stuck with my from that brief experience with the Flylady was that my sink should shine. It is in the center of my kitchen, easily sullied by bits of go from little fingers and paws and the very air itself (or so it seems).
The Flylady and I part ways at the frequency with which the sink needs to be scrubbed, and I generally do it whenever I notice some bit of goo lingering in there.
When this happens, I'm irritated that whomever rinsed that thing down the sink didn't completely do the job, and I roll my eyes and get out the cleaner.
(I know this is the wrong attitude to have. I should clean the sink every day whether it's dirty or not, right? And just be happy about having a clean sink.)
Imagine my continued irritation when there's enough cleaner in the bottom of the bottle to rattle around - I can hear it sloshing in there - but it won't come out the nozzle. Now what?
I shake the bottle. Nothing. I tip it and tilt it to try to make the solution make contact with the sucker upper thing. Nothing. Usually, I end up unscrewing the lid, pouring it onto a sponge (because you know I am not wasting a drop of this stuff), and using it like that.
This post is sponsored byÃ‚ CloroxÃ‚ and The Motherhood. AllÃ‚ opinions are my own.
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Pretty nifty, huh? Now I'll only be irritated at the person who left the sink a mess (which is me as often as anyone).
Smart Tube Technology actually goes a step beyond helping you to get every drop out of the bottle, also featuring a more durable trigger that provides better coverage and control and a smoother pull. It makes it easier to dispense the cleaner with less effort (something my arthritic hands appreciate).
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