Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Just call me Consumer Reports

It is in my nature to help people. I crave it. Sometimes I catch myself searching out people who look lost, or in need of a decision. If I am in a store, and I overhear someone talking about a product, I will inadvertently give them my two cents, whether they were short money or not. One time I was at Wally world, and an older couple had just gotten Pergo installed in their house, and were trying to figure out what to clean it with. I suggested a product, and about peed my pants with glee when I saw them walk out of the store with said product. It is what I live for.

So today, I am going to give you JanasayQua's recommendations of All Things. These things have worked for me, I like these things, these things will give you joy, hopefully, as they have me. Things can be good, and as Dr. Seuss says, these things are fun, and fun is good.

Household Items:

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. What did I do before these were invented? They are fabulous, and allow my children to participate fully in the cleaning of da house. It also prevents that "woops I accidentially sprayed this highly toxic cleaner too close to LP's coffee." Not that that every happened previously. (And the Lysol ones do not work as well, trust me.)

Bissell Steam Cleaner This puppy can clean up any mess your pets leave behind. And it smells oh so good! My carpets are like buttah after I steam clean them. Too bad I have kids. God they just ruin everything.

Swiffer or product similar See old couple story above. It truly works wonders.

Dawn Direct Foam. I hate it when I've done the dishes and then there is like, one pan in the sink. My mother, the Queen of the Clean, would absolutely fill up the whole sink just to clean that one pan. Not me. Direct Foam is perfect for lazy people like me who like to have a sink with no dishes. Not for crazy OCD people like my mother. (who still does not own a dishwasher, I might add)

Dyson vacuum cleaners. My husband sheds more than my two cats, and this takes care of it all. Enough said.

Scrubbing Bubbles. How can I not use a product that, as a child, taught me cool looking talking bubbles came in and scrubbed my toilet and bathtub clean? The 'shhhhhhhh' sound still brings back memories and no one has convinced me yet that those little guys aren't in there. I do feel a twinge of guilt once they're flushed down the drain though.

Post-It Notes. I may not be OCD but I am a list maker. You will find lists of daily to-dos, what needs to get done by 2009, what I want to be when I grow up, what to buy at the store and who has pissed me off today, all lying around my house. So Post-It Notes come in handy. Good times. They are also handy for the single men in your life:

Tomorrow, if I find the time....JanasayQua's List of Toiletry Items I cannot live without.


OldHorsetailSnake said...

Fortunately I am too sick to help with the housework. But I do appc. it when she Swiffers.

Tomscockwhore said...

You are a stitch!

And my Dyson is the smartest thing I have EVER bought!

kalki said...

I love reading about products other people use. Thanks for the suggestions!

LadyBug said...

I followed your link over here from kalki's place. I'm a helpful-whether-you-want-it-or-not person, too, so I can't help (hee) but add to your list:

Shout Color Catchers. I throw one of those in with almost every load. They work like a charm to keep colors from bleeding onto each other.