Over the years we've come to realize that the floor care industry can be a little creative and offer us some humor from time to time. After all we need something to take on those daunting tasks of cleaning. Here comes an interesting video that was found by a co-worker that gave us a little giggle.
The Kenmore "Treat Dirt like Dirt" Video is a new hit... Well Done!!!
Check it out below and when it's time go over to eVacuumbags.com to get your Kenmore vacuum bags.
A dear friend of ours had shared with us some frustrations she has with cleaning. I asked her if she would be willing to write out her story for us to share on this blog, and below you will find her words. I hope you find her story inspirational in your quest to have a clean home.
I don't like to clean. It's just not in my nature. It's not that I like being a slob, I actually LOVE a clean environment/dwelling, maybe lightly cluttered, it's just that at any given moment, there's a gazillion things I'd rather be doing than cleaning.
I'm an artist. A single artist, living alone. Well, living with cats. What this means is that I have a full time job to make sure the bills get paid, I have a full time job's worth of work (or more) that I WANT to do in order to scratch the ever-present creative itch, and I have three furry entities/creatures that actively work against me in almost everything I do, with the exception of feeding them and generally paying attention to them. Top that off with a need to just relax once in a while and some friends that I like to spend time with, and you can imagine the battles cleaning has to fight just to win fifth place in my day's priorities. And that's a best case scenario, I actually have a few creative career visions I pursue (creating comics, chinese brush painting to name the top 2) and a minor hobby developing (basic sewing in the form of t-shirt conversion).
So the dishes often get left in the living room for a little too long. The clothes may stay in the dryer for a few days before spending the rest of their time in the 'clean' laundry basket, before they go on to be worn and transition to the hamper. Many clothes never see the inside of a closet or drawer. The dirty dishes may further pile up in the sink because the dishwasher is occupied by clean dishes. And every last piece of clothing I have will always have cat fur on it no matter how fresh from the dryer it is/how recently it was pulled from the dryer.
Just to make sure I'm not painting a much worse picture than it actually is, I *do* shower every day and the kitchen is clean enough that I do not fear for food poisoning. I'm not *that* much of a slob. There's hope for me.
And I'm starting to suspect that hope lies in a schedule. You know, breaking it up into manageable tasks each day so I can think things like "if I just take care of the sink now, tomorrow I'll clean the living room." I think it might play much better than, "ugh, I need to clean, but what should I do first?!" in the face of major build-up. Theoretically, each day would only have a small time sacrifice, each week it would get easier, going into a maintenance mode rather than always feeling like I have to prepare for battle that will exhaust me before I'm 1/4 done and long before I see the results.
There's more than a few websites out there to get me started. I plan on pulling the best (for me) out of each and formulating my own plan.
I'm in good position to start this experiment. I've transitioned from a "go to work" situation to a "work at home for the most part" one, so my schedule is to a much larger degree in my control. I just moved into a new place and while there's a lot of boxes & such still laying about, I haven't completely messed it up to the point where the national guard should be called. In short, the slate is cleaner than usual and I have more resources. I once again have a place big enough to invite people over, so I have inspiration to keep things reasonably presentable.
Do you really know what is the most annoying thing there is about buying a bagged vacuum cleaner? Well, it's when it is time for a new vacuum bag and you simply cannot find anywhere to buy it? And that can be one of the most frustrating things about owning a bagged vacuum cleaner. It is almost like they have the bags available everywhere for a short period of time and deliberately remove them so you will not be able to find them anymore and will have to go out and buy a new vacuum cleaner.
Finally someone has gotten the message, and has created a place where we can go to get those hard to find vacuum bags.The site is a eVacuumbags.com. They already have a decent selection of vacuum bags for Bissell, Eureka, Electrolux, and Bosch Vacuum Cleaners and by the looks of it they are planning to add a ton more, all already featuring categories of several other manufacturers.
Vacuum Cleaner Bags doesn't seem to be where they are stopping. Vacuum Belts, Power Cords, Brush Rolls, and Hoses seem to be some of the new additions to their growing inventory...
So when it is time to purchase a new dust bag for your Vacuum and when you are having trouble finding that bag just think of "e Vacuum Bags" and Get the Bags you need to keep your Vacuum Sucking like it was right out of the box...
Carpet is something that we all battle to keep clean, no matter if its in the living room, the bedroom, family room, or even in the bathroom. For me personally, If I don't feel comfortable lying down on the carpet or allowing my children to play while sitting on the carpet, then we've got a problem. I have always been a clean freak when it comes to my carpets in my home. It is a religious process that is followed the tee, including carpet cleaning, vacuuming, and stain removable is a big deal and should be done often.
Okay dude, you know what time of year it is? Of course you do. If you are not a sports fan then this article may not be relevant to you, however those who are Football fanatics, the Fall season is your glory season and one must be smart in order to be able to enjoy the action of your favorite football team whether its collegian or the NFL.
Seriously you have to be smart going into the glory days of fall. This isn't much of problem for the good ole' bachelor, however when it comes to those who have a significant other and with those that live in the same household, the "honey do list" will most likely be there every weekend. And Dude she will expect them done.
You have to be smart to be inefficient in order to complete this list and still be able to watch your favorite game LIVE without having to use the DVR and watch the game later. And at that point chances are you'll probably already know the score, which of course deflates the ups and downs of watching a live football game. This is not what we Dude's like, we love football and we love it live.
Well I know how a busy life can get in the way of many things in life. After all most of us work a full time job and have our priorities on other things besides helping the wife, roommate, or girlfriend keep up on the ole' house chores. But let's be frank, regardless what you have going on in life, it has to be done. So look at it this way it's either clean the house or the Cobra PIT...