Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Finding a bottle of vinegar spray

Well, hello! Yes, it's me again. And, it's time for this blog to be given some attention again, as I've neglected it for long enough.

And the weird thing is, do you know how I found my inspiration to start blogging again? That's right, in the bottle of Very Vinegar spray that I made and love. There I was, doing my regular clean-up with that homemade cleaner...when I realized: "Man, it's been a while since I blogged on Happy Slob." And therein lies the reason why I'm back. To provide some much needed inspiration and joy in the lives of all of us little housecleaners...because truth be told, there's not a whole lot of joy in scrubbing out a manky fridge or icky toilet. Not that I've ever found anyway.

Tip of the Day
Speaking of nasty toilet cleaning's one of my least favorite jobs, and for good reason. But, I've heard that using a can of cola, poured into the toilet bowl and allowed to sit for as long as you can stand (because looking into the toilet bowl and seeing cola-ish puddles is not a very happy occasion) and then give it a good scrub out with a toilet brush.

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Barb said...

Love the soda tip! I'm going to give it a try! Glad to see you blogging again!

James Anderson said...

Great tip! I think Cola can erode just about anything!

missnative said...

I am a fan of your great book No Hassle Housecleaning. Just discovered it at my local library while searching for easy, time saving ways to clean my home. Thank you for all your wonderful and inspirational advice.

Anonymous said...

Vinegar is great for cleaning shower heads. Just dismantle it and put all the bits in a cup of vinegar. An hour or so later, all the pieces are lime free. Re-assemble and your shower will work like new. Simple effective and environmentally friendly.

Helen Fell

Shanna White said...

Thanks for the can do attitude! There are those days where I just feel like hiring a maid service and giving up, but I love reading about how you get your motivation to just get the job done!