After the success of the Roomba, I went mad and ordered a Domotec steam mop – it’s wonderful for doing the kitchen floors, but today I had a proper “go” with it. It was just good to get away from computers and other assorted stress.

I did the patio doors and the kitchen windows – there’s a knack to use it on glass, but I think I’ve got it now. I did the cooker which, if I’m honest, I must confess to have been disgusting. It isn’t now. I mopped down the cupboard doors, and the fridge/freezer, and the dishwasher. Then I came to my senses, and went and sat down with a cup of tea.

I *boiled* the cloths I’d been using. In a pan, on the hob.
Where will it all end?

Bed now – my shoulders ache.

6 thoughts on “busy”

  1. That steam mop looks like a really good idea. I actually *have* a steam cleaner, but when that kicks the bucket, I think I shall get one of those.

    It really is *great* to be able to steam clean floors and tiles, and especially ovens.

    But boiling cloths? Not me guv! I still remember Grandma boiling Grandad’s horrible hankies for hours on top of the gas hob! Yeuch!

    I’m afraid, that un-green as it is, I wash all such things together with bathroom mats in a 60C wash in the washing machine. But don’t *ever* put yellow dusters in with them!

    1. I have a big Polti chap with the optional iron (iron? me? are you mad?). But it’s tucked away in an inaccessible place, and takes ages to get out and set up and get up to temperature, whereas this little chap lives beside the fridge and comes up to temp in 30 seconds. I shall sell the Polti.

  2. There was an interesting article recently on how to “clean” dish sponges, and out of the various options, the two that actually worked were
    1) put them in the dishwasher and do a full cycle
    2) dampen them and microwave them

    I can’t recall the other options, but I think one was spray them with disinfectant and the other may have been boil on the stove …

    … but still, well done you! I’ve been doing laundry today, and was very pleased with myself for finding the dylon shirt whitener packets when it came time to do a load of white shirts … and for buying the super concentrated persil liquid and tesco fabric conditioner, because they use half the packaging *and* are lighter to carry *and* take up less space on the shelf 🙂

    1. I always put things like that in either the dishwasher or the washing machine. I also dishwash the washing up brushes.

      It’s never occurred to me to microwave them, though. What a good idea!

      I haven’t seen any of those super concentrated bottles yet, but our Morrison’s isn’t exactly at the forefront of consumer product innovation.

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