Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Few of my Favorite Things...

I am cleaning today.  I actually enjoy it from time to time (but mostly NOT).  I have on the full cleaning garb including yesterdays hair pulled into a ponytail and bangs pinned back.  I'm sure your disappointed that I cant share a picture!

I am also doing the college student diet today.  Oh...You haven't heard of that one?  Well for breakfast I had chips & dip and for lunch I ate sliced dill pickles.  I'll probably finish it up with a bowl of Ramen noodle soup for supper.  

Anyhoo....I thought I would share a few of my favorite cleaning products with y'a'll.

First of all, I use the Pandora ap on my iphone because who can clean without music??  Its great because you can type in any song or artist that you like and it plays the same style music.  I also LOVE that when the phone rings, the radio stops & promptly resumes when you hang up!!  Yeah....its great!

I learned a great tip from Pinterest.  (Pinterest and I have a love/hate relationship - I love it because it is like a worlds fair for crafty women but hate it because it drags me to my computer chair and holds me captive for so long)  If you put your phone in a bowl (or down in a fat glass vase with acorns I am saving for a great project) it magnifies the sound like speakers!!  Cool, huh??   

I learned about Fabuloso from my great friend, Malaine (who, sadly lives in Missouri and way too far away).  I walked in her kitchen one day when she had just mopped and it smelled fabuloso!  I love to use it now.  They make other scents but I prefer the purple.  There is a spray version for countertops but I prefer my next favorite product for that.

I LOVE how this smells!  I could just spray it and not even wipe it up - I just love it!  I used this for the first time about 8 years ago and have been hooked ever since.

When I walk by somebody and smell this on their clothes, my immediate thought is, "Their Mama (or wife) loves them."  Its just that little extra step.  I use it religiously when I do laundry.  It is one of my favorite things...EVER.  It is on the list right under God, Family, and my camera (which is technically my 3rd child).  I am really a dork when it comes to fabric softener....or just laundry in general.  When I open the dryer and notice someone left hang up clothes in there, I go all

 Then I remember its just laundry and move on.

My newest favorite cleaning product is Evolve Bleach Tablets.  I am always paranoid about spilling bleach on my clothes (although in 20 years, I can't recall it ever happening).  I just open up the lid and pour a tablet into the wash.  It works great & smells clean, too!  I used to pour bleach in my toilet to clean it but now I just pour one of the tablets in, clean the bathroom, then swish the toilet.

This is so NOT fancy but is the best thing for cleaning windows.  If you use newspapers instead of paper towels too clean glass and mirrors, it leaves it streak free and no lint!  I usually buy window cleaner because ...well I don't really have a reason, I just do - BUT vinegar or rubbing alcohol works wonderful for cleaning glass & mirrors, too!

What are some of your favorite cleaning products or tips?

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  1. Wow! Great tips! I used to look like that about the clothes in the dryer too, until I realized that *I'm* the genius who forgets for half the day to even change the clothes from the washer TO the dryer, so as for remembering to listen for the dryer buzzer and then put stuff away.... yeeeaaah, notsomuch. LOL

  2. I love fabulouso, I have never heard of bleach tablets, I am checking that out! I have to admit, I have no Idea how to use fabric softener, when do you put it in the wash.....Oh, I am feeling sooo blonde! I hope you CAN make the dress form ball, if you don't have a form before the ball, I bet it will inspire you with ideas


  3. I love Pandora. In fact, I have to admit right here that on Sunday, I bought speakers for my studio that plug into my iPhone and/or computer. lol

  4. "I have on the full cleaning garb including yesterdays hair pulled into a ponytail and bangs pinned back." This was me today! SO glad I'm not the only one - and I suspect we aren't the only two! :) Visiting from WLWW.


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