Honestly, we have real good hygiene habits in my house, I can assure you of that!
But, lets face it, living in paradise with 125% humidity can be a little trying sometimes ... my running shoes (which have NOT seen much running action for quite a while) get a little ripe smelling ... and oh man, you should smell the shoes that Hubby wears outside in the yard, patio, garage and boat that constantly get wet ... enough to suck the oxygen right out of your body ... whew!
Then you have the Boy ... who works out pretty darn hard and doesn't always wear socks, nor does the Princess ...
I mean, seriously, I've had to throw shoes away because you could smell them just sitting there. No one wants to be the person that people are wrinkling their nose at when they are walking by you!
So when I saw the featured post for the Smelly Shoe Solution (and dang, I'm still trying to find the original post because I had no need to bookmark it, such a simple fix!)
I have over 2000 square feet of tile in the house. That's alot of sweeping and mopping.
I use my animal vacuum (Dyson) to vacuum 90% of the time. The other 10% is when I use the broom or the swifter, it reminds me why I use the vacuum 90% of the time.
So anyways. I've got mops like you wouldn't believe. I've tried just about everything out there with the exception of the Wet Jet ... I just can not justify the cost of BUYING that and then using the cleaning stuff. Like one bottle wouldn't even give me one day of cleaning!
The best, so far, and we keep going back to it faithfully, is the Cuban mop.
Just two wooden stick like things in a T shape, and your own hand towel. The thicker the better.
(forgive the crappy photo, it's O. L. D.)
Just get your self a bucket of hot soapy water (personally, I use Fabuloso, Ocean Breeze scent) and get ready to mop, quickly and efficiently!
Lay out your wet towel like so (confession: Hubby is very compulsive and brin…
One of the things I picked up at Costco was a new Rice Cooker. The one I have, well, I gave that to the Boy when he went away to college (so he could make his macaroni and cheese), not to mention, it was small as heck, like mini size!
So, I figured, you know, Hubby likes to make rice occasionally. The Boy makes brown rice in the microwave every other day and leaves the bubbly residue behind for ME to find when I go to heat something up (I hate a dirty microwave, totally wigs me out and sends me running for the windex!) ... so I grabbed the rice cooker ($29.95), a 10 pound bag of organic brown rice and a 20 pound bag of Basmati rice. I'm asking myself now, a whole week later, what the hell am I going to do with 20 pounds of Basmati rice? Anyways.
Then I was reading the recipe booklet that came along with the cooker. They had one recipe that said to add the eggs, unshelled, to the steamer basket. Ok. That made me re-read it a few times. Unshelled? Did they mean out of the shell? Un…