I love when modern contraptions streamline your life. How many years did I spend cleaning and mopping floors the old-fashioned way? Well, more than a day, just to let you know, and a few of my kids who–go figure–come to believe their Mama was born yesterday. Uh-huh.
Growing up, I would watch my mom, on her hands and knees, scrub and clean our kitchen and bathroom floors until it sparkled and you could, if you wanted, eat off the floor. Now, mind you, she had a mop and a bucket in the broom closet but no, she believed by getting way down on the floor to clean was the only way to lift up the dirt and get it hurled off to another planet. I guess the mop and bucket was . . . you tell me because I’m still searching for the answer.
So, to keep up the tradition, I also kept a nice new mop and bucket in my broom closet and spent oh, at least a hundred years or so doing the same hand and knee floor cleaning as my mom.
One day, during an out-of-body-moment, I watched myself being the perfect Cinderella toiling and slaving to get the model home floor finish. This is crazy! Who does this? It’s 2012 and not the Middle Ages! In the next few hours, I barely recalled what happened, but shortly before noon, I found myself standing in the kitchen, and I was cleaning with the modern mop I had seen earlier at the store last week.
I don’t work for Swiffer so my testimony is genuine. I love it! I just velcro the mop pad in place, attach the mop juice (cleaner) then press the button and fire! Out comes the sweet-smelling juice and the dirt lifts right onto the pad. I remove the dirt filled pad once the floor is spick and span toss it into the trash! No water, no mop head to clean or extra equipment like a bucket to store.
Since I spend less time mopping, I can now blog more! Now that’s what I call simply charming!
Has any modern contraptions have made your life easier and more efficient (so you can, ahem, spend more quality time blogging?)