Apparently many people are experiencing an existential crisis -or mini-crisis- these days.
I can’t say I share the emotions since I had an existential mega-crisis a long time ago, and ever since I am not absolutely sure there is necessarily a meaning to all this, but I try to enjoy the journey nonetheless.
This does not, in any way, imply that I don’t have any down moments-the opposite is true.
I have my moments.
What I found out, after many years of private non-scientific voluntary based on one participant study, is that there are a few things that allow me a quickly get back to whatever it is that I am (not) doing.
Since these really are strange times, and even 20 minutes off the scary news is welcome, I am hereby sharing one of my top “quick fixes”, so to speak.
Well, yea. cleaning.
Don’t give me that look.
I am serious.
Provided you got to the clutter-free home you desire (do you? why do I assume everyone wants to live with less than with more? I am aware some people are comforted by the presence of things they haven’t used in more than 10 years, because, they might need them someday .soon.of course, 2 days after you throw the dang thing away- the person who refused to throw it comes with a great idea he wishes he could implement- if only we didn’t throw that piece of junk away) ), anyway, if your house is in order despite those “never throw anything” party poopers- then cleaning can be made really easy, and super gratifying.
And quick healthy and frugal gratifications are very welcome, thank you very much.
Of The 3 tips I have, 2 are quite frugal, but one is expensive, though is so worth the cost all in all.
The costly tip is the rumba iRobot.
Mine has been with us for quite a few years now, and I try to keep it clean, so it will last longer (and clean better, obviously). I put the chairs up, clean countertops ( great opportunity to risk crumbs scattering on the floor), and put rumba to use. an hour and the house is crumbs +dust free.
I have no links or shares in iRobot, so just do whatever. but, I can tell you that I don’t mind cleaning the house twice a week since all I have to do is get the chairs out of Roomba’s way.
Tip #2: Now, there are smaller rooms- such as toilets and bathrooms, that Roomba cannot clean, so I use a simple broom- the thing is- that broom needs an occasional clean too. so I understood a few weeks ago. my broom is synthetic, and I wash it with some hand soap and water. yes, it gets much easier when you screw off the stick.(………)
The last tip also involves buying something, again, no affiliated anything here, I’m not going to suggest a brand, do your own research, just make sure it’s not all cheap plastic, so it will be durable
The magic bucket.
It really is magic mind you, so easy to use, so perfect for wooden floors, swishes so swiftly on the floors, and is very ergonomic.
. Enjoy- the cooliflower.