Wednesday, May 30, 2007

It's True, It's Really True - a Brand New, Fresh Issue of the Happy Slob Newsletter

Don't gasp too loud, it'll frighten the children and pets. Yes, I have created what I like to think of as a pretty fabulous new issue of the Happy Slob Newsletter. Lots of cleaning ideas, always fun and quirky, and a new slant on organizing the bathroom that all slobbos should appreciate.


Q-Tips - More than Just Clean Ears - Cleans the Bathroom Too

Q-Tips are a favorite of mine...I'm slightly obssessed with clean, goo-free ears. But, these handy little gizmos are also a Happy Slob Housecleaner's best friend! Keep a few in your cleaning kit, to get at the gunk that collects around sinks, or to clean other tiny little areas, like around taps and faucets.

Quirky New Product for Germophobes

I just got word that I'm going to be given a tester product to try - one that any of you germophobes out there will adore! It apparently allows you to flush the toilet with your - FOOT! No more touching nasty toilet handles with your hands, nope, you can get rid of the nasty business with this handy new gadget that you tap your foot on.

What WILL they think of next? I should receive the product - called Foot Flush - within the next week or so, and then I'll let all of you know how it works. My husband would love this one, since he's much more a germophobe than I am...

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Dusting Tip - Use a Fabric Softener Sheet to Dust the Electronics

You heard (read??) correctly - a used fabric softener sheet is the perfect little tool to use to clean your computer monitor screen, TV screen, stereos - and whatever other lovely little electronic gadgets you have laying around collecting dust. (Sorry, I'm so NOT in the know when it comes to that sort of thing!)

Hey, and it doesn't hurt that it also smells fantastic when you're done...

Do YOU have a Happy Slob Housecleaning tip you're just DYING to share with other slobbos? Submit it to me at and share your newfound cleaning genius with the world!

Crazy Cleaning Experiment of the Day: Using Lemon Kool Aid to Clean

I've heard some pretty funny cleaning rumors in my time - but none beats this one: That you can use Kool Aid drink mix to clean!

In a new Happy Slob series of cleaning experiments, I'll be trying out some quirky cleaning myths to see if there's really any truth to them. The Lemon Kool Aid is the first that I'll be trying...keep posted to see what I find out about this crazy cleaning idea!

P.S. Have you already tried this? Then let me know how it worked for you! I plan on using the Kool Aid to clean the toilet AND to clean out the dishwasher. Stay tuned for the results! If you want to give it a go too, then just remember to use UNsweetened Lemon Kool Aid only, or else it'll apparently tint the inside of your toilet and/or dishwasher a most unnatural shade of pink, green, or whatever you happen to use...

A Cleaning Quiz for ALL Happy Slobs - Find out if YOU Truly are a Happy Slob Housecleaner

Up until now, I've never published this "Are You Cleaning-ly Challenged?" Quiz anywhere except in my guide: The Happy Slob's Guide to Housecleaning. But, I decided that with warmer weather upon us (meaning more sunlight to expose our homes for what they truly are - and yes, that DOES mean exposing the dust and the dirt!) we should all take this quiz...

Find out today if you are one of the thousands of Happy Slob Housecleaners who have decided to let go (a little) of their slobbish ways, to embrace a fun and new way of cleaning...

Take the test, and let me know what your results were! :)


Has cleaning become one of life’s greatest obstacles to you? Do you dread it more than your yearly physical? Find out if you’re Cleaningly Challenged. Ready with your pencil? Answer each question with a True or False.

1. The scent of lemon furniture polish sends me into fits of delight.
2. Who needs hobbies? I’d rather spend my free time cleaning the tub grout with
an old toothbrush.
3. I clean because it’s a soul-enhancing experience.
4. Washing dishes is more enjoyable than watching my favorite TV show.
5. Doing laundry is a snap. I could probably teach classes on stain removal and
advanced laundry techniques.
6. I can’t remember the last time I cleaned out the refrigerator. I have some
leftovers in there that were fresh when Reagan was in office.
7. Of course I wash the toilets! I flush them, don’t I?
8. My shower drain is beginning to look like a hairy, scary science experiment.
9. Dust in my home has become less a nuisance, and more a decorating
10. Vacuuming causes noise pollution, and I like to think of myself as quite an

If you answered FALSE to questions 1-5 and TRUE to questions 6-10 (or if the
majority were answered in such a way) then you can safely say that you’re
Cleaningly Challenged like the rest of us happy slobs!

But, don't feel gloomy! That's the whole reason I wrote the Happy Slob's Housecleaning Guide - so that even people like you and I can clean - in less time and with less effort, but with better results! Hop over now to get your own copy of the cleaning e-guide that is sweeping the Internet...

Yes, I AM a Slob - Show me the Way to a Happier, Cleaner Home!