My latest purchase came highly recommended by a niece. I could not believe it, since I had one years ago that was pretty worthless...but this new thing is freakin' amazing. I AM TOTALLY IN LOVE.
Roomba i7+ Robot Vacuum - yes, expensive -- but a life changer for niece and us. We won't live without now, we both say.
I don't mean to advertise for them, so I will be brief...but WHOLLY MOLLEY! Times have sure changed. I tell it (using the app on my photo) to vacuum the kitchen (my husband kicks out bits of any food he is prepping) and the laundry room (the cat has potty tray in there and kicks out pebbles of various sizes each and every day)...and it goes straight there and picks it all up. It also does the wood floors and carpets in other rooms, when I want those rooms done, and it handles with ease. WE humans are now free of vacuuming and our floors/carpets are pretty darned spotless. THIS is the life!
What have you found that is worth getting? Anything to avoid?
I have another cleaning product to mention! I just love these. I found them at Marshall's. Marshalls has a cleaning section cleaning supplies I mean. All kinds of things and relatively inexpensive. For $2.99 I went back within a few days and got more of them oh, this was a year ago. What are they? Telescopic rods with removable socks (for lack of a better word, it goes on the end like a sock - - it's a the cleaning thing I can't explain it). It's a washable removable sock like thing the fits over the spongy thing at the end of the rod. Being a telescopic rod, it collapses to whatever Lynx you need it to be. Fully extended it's three or four feet. I use them for the tops of cabinet, bookshelves, baseboards, door jambs, window jams (surrounds I mean). I could go on and on saying all the different things I use them for. Absolute bargains for $2.99. I bought orange ones grey ones blue ones green ones and I keep them in the laundry room upside down, like a flower arrangement, in a pretty jug. (For lack of having anywhere else handy to put them in this little house we bought.)
Wallycat: You just have BETTER things to do! LOL I am happy to hear that you saved your boy and gave him a wonderful life!
Re Housekeeping: Cleaning nuts run in my family...but the odd thing: nobody ever saw them CLEANING. (I mean, no nutty grabbing things out of your hands...or admonishments for making a mess, etc...except for my own room which my mom would complain about and finally go in and clean it herself because she couldn't stand it!) These days, I like things very clean, but that's about it. I'm still messy, I mean and am trying to fight that impulse all the time.
Currently:I think I am allergic to dust these days so I am trying to avoid having any on surfaces. Doesn't help that I have lots of books that I whittled way way down when we moved last year, and I now refuse to part with what's left. Lots of bookshelves. Big rugs in liv and dining room, came with house. I think they hold onto dust. Roomba is sucking lots out. I cleaned its little filter yesterday and was very surprised to see what shook out of it (tiny particles of grime...dust).
I've given away most all my useless little schoskis...(sp?) in order to give dust less places to land. Been having great fun putting things out front with FREE sign. It's wonderful watching people get excited over their 'finds" and loading stuff up. I could make a great, very happy hobby out of doing that weekly. It's like being Santa Claus. Feels to me like people are thrilled to have something DIFFERENT happen in their daily lives these days...holed up as we are, unable to shop our favorite haunts. (I miss thrift stores something awful.)
Post by emptynestmom on Jul 19, 2020 20:32:07 GMT -5
That roomba sounds fantastic! I have an old model stupid one...it does vacuum but not really well...So I still pull out the old upright to hit missed spots. we have been getting rid of stuff for the “COVID months”...don’t put out front but St Vincent DePaul Thrift is getting some...still have many more things to get through...
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Martha said she uses Windex on all her stainless steel appliances. I tried it once at the old house and didn't find it good. BUT THEN, we moved and I've changed my mind! Suddenly, the BEST thing I can find for our appliances IS WINDEX!!! Go figure! HAPPY HAPPY Very nice for quick cleanup. I especially appreciate it for vent hood over stove. I have a DH who always needs to put fingers on it when he presses the buttons. Why? No clue here. JUST PRESS THE BUTTONNNNNS, I think to self...and have suggested. But no. Those fingers have to press the front lip of the hood. Decorative. NOT! Anyway, Windex to the rescue.
THANKS MARTHA! WINDEX FOR STAINLESS! (At least for these apps at our new-to-us home.)
Cabatty, stainless success depends on what has been used on it before. You usually have a residual film and the streaking is often the next cleaner trying to remove the residue of a past one. The windex probably helps cut any oils or residual film.
When we got our first stainless fridge, it looked great -- for a while. Then I decided to try something someone else swore by and then something else to clean up that mess. And then I realized what was happening. I cleaned everything off and have used nothing but water on a microfiber cloth since them. The microfiber cloths were sold by one of the sports teams at the high school. I thought it was strange at the time, but now -- 10 years later, I'm buying the same ones online. But I think the main thing is to find what works and stick with it -- the worst is to keep changing products.