Smart & Simple

Yeah, that’s the name of the dish soap I bought last week.      This whole HUGE bottle             (50 oz) for only $1!!!       What a bargain!

slob, humor, just what it says

But!!      Is it really smart??         Is it as simple as that??

Since it doesn’t lather up very well, at all, Like, At ALL, it’s very smart for the people who make, and sell it!       They’re selling a “soap” product that is probably only 11% soap, (and that’s being very generous!!), and 89% water!!        They can afford to sell it for $1, since it only has 1 cent of soap in it!

And I’m the simple one, for believing that a huge bottle of dish soap for $1, would work  well!!       

slob, humor, dish soap?

I had to use another squirt for every dish I washed!         Not a good deal.      Not even a fair deal.

I must say, I love the color, tho!!        (Thank goodness for the bottle specifying lavender!   Otherwise, I might have mistaken it for lilac!)

Sadly, purple coloring doth not a good soap make.      Even I, as purple fanatic as I am, can admit that.

slob, humor, "Dawn" fainted

Dawn fell down, and can’t get up.      She is in shock that I cheated on her.    And with such a cheap floozy, too.

Please forgive me, Dawn!       I’ve learned my lesson!      I won’t do it again!    I promise!!

 

(But I am brainstorming ways to have my purple, and real soap too!)

Nicole’s Nice

I finally had a few coins jingling in my pockets, so I was able to hire Nicole Ramer from OrganizedByNicole  to come clean and organize for me.   The cleaning took most of her time.   (Hi, remember me, PurpleSlob??)

She is running a special for Polk County, $25 an hour for cleaning.  She just added that to her menu of services.  And, she doesn’t use harsh chemicals!   Baking soda, vinegar, Dawn, and lemon essential oil.  The house smelled so pretty!   It fooled me into thinking she had snuck behind my back, and squooze fresh lemons, and made lemonade!!

 

 

Alas, she had not.  😦

But, it was a good fantasy while it lasted!!

Anyway, this is how you know you’ve had an organizer clean your bathroom:

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Did I mention that I LOVE HER????

She knows how to take of the important things FIRST!! lol

Tune in next week, to see what other miracles she performs!!

Terrible Trash

My terrible trash can was, ahem, filthy.  It’s so annoying how that keeps happening!   I just keep going along, throwing things away, then BAM!  I empty it, go to replace the liner, and phew!  The smell hits me right in the old snozzola.

The agony!

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Then I actually have to clean the stupid thing, cuz once you smell it, you want it outta your house!

The lid

The lid

The bottom

The bottom

I know what you’re thinking.  Why didn’t I see the mess before??

Ummm, slob-o-vision!

Anyway, here we go to clean it.  First, I pour in Dawn and let it soak.  Then, give it a good ole scrub.

Ta-Da! Now it looks like this!

PP C 101Well, I thought it was clean.  Until I saw this:

More yuck

More yuck

Why oh why, do my eyes have to be opened now???  I liked it better when I could ignore stuff!

Ok, round two.

PP C 101Yep, same picture.  [grumble, grumble]  can’t get away with anything around you people.

Alright, here’s the real after, after:

Whoa, wait a minute.  What is my goal here?  Perfect sterilization??  Or clean enough to be healthy, and livable?

Ummmm, I’m thinking comfy, and clean enough.

And now, the gory-less garbage can:

PP C 102 Looks so pretty.  No, not perfect, but pretty.

P.S.  No one is allowed to throw anything away in it.  You will have to walk all the way down to the dumpster.

That’ll teach ya to make trash.

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kitchen clutter

Here are befores of the kitchen counters. All except the one where dirty dishes go to die.

Ain’t going there today.

Anyhoo..

Microwave

20150331_12552220150414_221823Yeah!  I got a real before!  Give that girl a gluten free sugar free dairy free brownie!  Will wonders never cease, I even wiped the top, after I decluttered it!  Woot, woot!  I’m on a roll!

The stove before:

20150331_12551520150418_135025After. Yes, I know there’s still 1pan.  But I just cooked(!) and I’m too exhausted to clean it.

See, that wasn’t so hard now, was it?  Well, I did have to bend over, to put the pots in the lower cabinet.  That right there, took my breath away, and I had to sit down and recouperate!

The right side of the stove before:

20150331_125507After:  20150414_222100

Look Mama, no clutter!

What? The sticky mess?

You expect me to Clean too?

Whaddaya, new around here?

The right side of the sink:

20150331_12553320150421_152035After.

I even wiped it with a damp paper towel. All that did was remove the dust and a few dead bugs. So I went the extra mile, and broke out the Dawn. Really!  Still didn’t look clean. So,

hang onto your hats; I scrubbed it with a scrubbie sponge! Yes, the green scrubbie side.  I know!  I can’t believe it either!

It still didn’t look clean, but trust me, it is.

(When we moved in, they painted our counter tops.  Now they absorb stains and colors like Silly Putty copies comics.)

BAM!!  No more Kitchen Clutter!  

(Nooooooo, you can’t look to the left of the sink!! Those are dead dishes over there.  Let them RIP.)