Allow me to introduce you to the two most helpful cleaning products I have found.
Hi, I'm a Shark Steam Mop.
When I first saw this, it was on an infomercial and I was totally sucked in. "That thing can clean CRAYONS off LINOLEUM using nothing but STEAM!" I squealed. I was tempted to buy it on the spot, but Brian said absolutely not. And then fate brought it and me to Costco at the same time. I knew better than to tempt fate a second time.
I love that thing like a single forty five year old loves Snuggies.
All it uses is water and steam, so it's easy on the pocketbook, easy on the environment, and easy on my lungs. The steam supposedly sterilizes as it cleans and my wood floors tell me it's quite enjoyable, as well.
Cookie the Dog loves to rest her little head on the window sill and watch the comings and goings of the neighborhood. Over time, though, her doggy jowls leave a big blob of gooberness on the wall. Solution? Shark Steam Mop. Really. I use it to clean my walls. Really.
So, there's that.
Yesterday I was puttering around the house in my pajamas, sucking up a dust bunny here, doing a dish there. On a whim, I opened up my oven and had a little look see. Imagine what it would look like if a large gnome exploded inside a box, and then his insides were baked over and over again into all the surfaces. And then imagine that two large loaves of banana bread exploded inside that same box, and those remains were baked over and over again into all the previously gnomed surfaces.
I thought about shutting the door and folding laundry instead.
But then I started feeling a challenge coming on. First I vacuumed out the oven (because there were gnome chunks). Then I used my secret weapon to get that oven looking spic and span, but the worst part was the glass window. Nothing that I used would get that greasy, bready, gnome off. I wanted to use the secret weapon on the glass, but I was afraid it would scratch. Desperate, I tested it in a small corner and not only did it get all the gnome off, it didn't scratch either.
The secret weapon? My number one favorite cleaning product of all time.
Kaboom Ultra Scrub will clean anything and it will do it like nothing you've ever seen. I first tried it when I was at my wits end with my bathtub. I could not find anything to get rid of the weird pink soap scum that called my bathroom home. I had tried all manner of cleaning products, including the highly toxic CLR. And nothing would polish the faucets, clean the grout, or remove stains or soap scum like Kaboom Ultra Scrub.
Just how good is this stuff? My mother-in-law told me my guest bathroom was so clean she felt like she was in a five star hotel. She just had to know what I used to get the faucets that shiny. It passed the mother-in-law test, people. That's how good.
Here are pictures of my oven adventure:
Gnome remains on the left, post Kaboom on the right.
And did I mention it smells like Fruit Loops?
May your faucets be shiny, your ovens be gnome free, and your banana bread be the non exploding type.
Here concludes the lamest post ever.