Dust in the Den

A hard moving fact Dust! That pesky stuff seems to be everywhere you turn. Well; I heard there is a great new vacuum cleaner to make the job more enjoyable and as you can think in the ad they depicted a woman smiling away enjoying every second of the vacuuming experience.

Why can’t they show a guy – I ask? Guys vacuum too??? Really now there are thousands of single guys throughout the world who just love to vacuum their places. And I am sure they enjoy it just as much as gals do if maybe not even more with a high tech vacuum cleaner or the dust app.

Now the dust app is very unique in the household and shouldn’t be confused with the do the dishes app. The dust app works like this:
You press it and then you look at the display of your cell phone and it tells you how many inches of dust has accumulated in your place and suggests when you should vacuum again. Can save many a day if the guy has asked some gal over for dinner. Don’t want her showing up and doing the white glove test and finding dust on the shelf – do we?

Then again there’s the more advanced model of vacuum cleaners for those who are more into multi-tasking and gadgets and this I must stress is a real “must have for 2012”.

I will let you in on a little secret right now. Not too many people have this model yet. So do order right away so you don’t have to wait months for this great vacuum cleaner. And can be the first in your neighborhood to have one.
I would scream at the thought of being left behind with an older vacuum cleaner…. Oh the perils of dust!!

Well, here’s how this great vacuum cleaner works and looks. You may need to close your eyes and imagine this once you have read about how it looks, because this way you get a full idea of how great it is.

It’s a floor model that you can pull along across the floor in a wide range of colors too.
On the metal hose bit there’s an extra attachment that you can attach for holding beverages, like a cup of coffee or a beer or for the more demanding vacuumer there’s the wine glass attachment, so if you feel like a little sip while you’re busy.

Plus, there’s the cell phone or TV holder – maybe you want to text a couple of messages to your friends telling them that you are vacuuming and how much fun it is. But the best attachment is the retractable cloths line that you can attach at the back of the vacuum, so that you can dry your cloths while vacuuming. The great thing with this is that it spins around while you are vacuuming, so that by the time you have finished vacuuming your house the laundry is dry too. So no worries about rainy weather. Great thing!!

Additionally, there’s the workout too that goes along with this too, because you have to pull this whole set-up through your house as you vacuum. This saves you the trip to the local fitness studio. I mean really, how can one resist such an experience? It really puts a whole new light on vacuuming – don’t you think?

So next time you have to vacuum do consider this multi- tasking vacuum cleaner to lighten your work load around the house.
Have fun vacuuming!

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The housewife dilemma

Many women out there may understand this situation each week the same old thing; work, cleaning and shopping. Why haven’t they invented some way to simplify these things?
I know there are appliances that help me but I still have to invest some time to use these things and how much time do I really save that is a matter of how you view things.

Sometimes my husband comes home and asks me:” What’s for dinner this evening?” and I have only been home maybe 10 minutes. I had a long stressful day at work then I had to rush to the grocery store to buy something for dinner and fight the traffic to get back home and then I should have dinner ready and waiting on the table as if I had nothing better to do with my time. You gals know exactly what I mean here.

My husband asked me the other evening while I was preparing dinner: “What do you do with yourself all day?” I could have wacked him with the frying pan that I was holding in my hand, but I thought the better of it and gave him a smug answer. “All I do is sit at my desk all day and gossip with my colleagues and we drink coffee all day.” He said: No kidding, I wish I could do that and starts to tell me how his day was. I thought to myself were you even listening to what I just said? Sometimes I think we live in two different worlds.

Also, recently my husband was with some of his male friends in the living room exchanging intellectual information as he puts it. I call it gossiping, but I bet you didn’t know that men don’t gossip only women do. This is an unbelievable fact which should be studied by some university.
Why don’t men admit that they gossip about things instead of trying to hide it with some other formulation that makes it sound more intellectual? A question beyond answering and not worth having an argument about with him.

Women also have intellectual conversation about things. I always talk(not really) to all my girl friends about how I changed the spark plugs on my car or that I just re-tiled the bathroom because so and so wasn’t able to manage the job, and they say that they too have just recently overhauled the engine on their lawnmower or repaired the washing machine without the help of …… All the while mentioning names of other people. So who is gossiping here? Not me

That’s beside the point and either way at the end of the day it’s all the same we are having an intellectual conversation and you are too.

But onto the cleaning and this is a job which is so moving that I just don’t know how to describe it. I am sure you all know what I mean???
My managing of the operational tasks and task force which are assigned various household duties around the house and with a bit of luck they may get it done without my interference. Please, keep your finger crossed!!!
I have spent many an hour trying to encourage my co inhabitants to do something and at the end of the day I seem to be the one who does everything around the house as if I have nothing better to do with my time.

I have employed a cleaning lady only to be disappointed with the results and to find out when I wasn’t there that she was enjoying herself by making herself comfortable in front of the television set, so I was forced to release her of her duties. Though I might add she was a bit upset about this because she thought that I was over doing it a bit and she didn’t want to miss her afternoon soap that was on. Poor thing and I was in the office with my feet up on my desk dreaming of a warm summer day (BS I say)

Though if I am lucky normally once a year comes the day where you are supposed to be appreciated by someone and they may make me breakfast and then after that I can load up the dishwasher because the others worked sooooo hard preparing breakfast. But I’m never tired! You know the feeling?

Then there’s the grocery shopping oh how I love to do that. Just to roam the aisle alone and ponder about life and take peek at what’s in the other shopping trolleys. But have you ever thought about how much time you invest in grocery shopping? Well I have.

Saving money when shopping is a major task that takes up a lot of time because, if you collect coupons and cut them out & sort them out and so forth.
If I was only paid for clipping out the coupons for grocery shopping I probably would have saved a couple of thousand by now through the years, but unfortunately that’s not the case at our house.

Just image you collect all the flyers with coupons then go through all the flyers say at $5.00 /€5,00 an hour plus the clipping out the coupon time then going to the grocery store and trying to find all the items that you have a coupon for; my guess is my pay would be somewhere around $75.00 /€75.00 a week- not bad and I do this only once at week. But that’s $/€ 300.00 a month or 3600.00 a year; not bad I say; though gratuities would be nice and greatly accepted.(Hopeful wishing on my part)

I know there are people out there that invest more time then I do, so naturally you would earn more.

But shopping in the grocery store itself is somewhat of a demanding process which requires focused thinking and not getting sidetracked by the Specials or other things that you don’t need.

There seems to be something on almost every other shelf; something that we don’t need but it somehow seems to attract our attention and land in my shopping cart. These items seem to have legs and they can jump into the cart when you aren’t looking. You know what I mean. I really dislike these items because most of them are items that are calorie related and as the old saying goes: “over the lips and on the hips” and there goes my weight ….Help me!!!!!

These calorie items are strategically located on the shelves and have arms on them grabbing at you or your shopping cart and sticking to it like it was glued onto it. I find myself having to fight my way past these items and this I do by going down these aisles as fast as I can and protecting my shopping cart from the items jumping into it by sticking exactly to my list. Though it is a tough battle.

Though grocery shopping can be an experience in itself. When you look around at the other shoppers. Some just wander the aisles others run from aisle to aisle as if in a race and then there’s the person who reads every label to see what’s in the product and where it was produced. Plus the fashion show that you get too while shopping can be great because in the grocery store no one really cares about how they look and believe me you can see some eye opening fashions!

Need a good break from household chores then go grocery shopping and when you get back home you are ready for the next adventure that is awaiting you.