Cleaning: 101

I have a confession. I am a terrible housekeeper! I don't like to clean. When I was young, I told my mom that I would have a maid. She asked what I would do if I couldn't afford one, and I said, "I'll just get a penny maid." :) Well, things have gotten more simplified for those of us that convulse at the word "housework"-especially when it comes to the WORST room to clean-the dreaded bathroom!

Scrubbing Bubbles has the Action Scrubber, which I love. Everything you need to clean your entire bathroom comes contained in a disposable sponge that attaches to a reusable handle. No more bottles of cleaning agents and bleach in this house. I've found the answer to my bathroom conundrum!

I don't know about you, but I have a really hard time cleaning the shower. Why does it seem like such a chore? Of all the housework, this is definitely my biggest obstacle (yes, even over the toilet!). Now that tub crayons have been introduced into my life, I've wanted to run and hide at the thought of cleaning the shower...until now! Today, I got the Automatic Shower Cleaner. Although I have not fully put it to the test, I have a feeling this product is going to be my dearest friend. A shower that's clean, that you don't actually have to clean??? Who could ask for anything better? I'm going to give it the 2 week challenge, and I'll let you know how it works out.

Have bathroom woes of your own? Never fear, because you can WIN an Action Scrubber of your very own. We've got two to give to the readers with the best child-related bathroom horror story. Leave your bathroom tale in the comments.* Winners will be chosen on Sunday, February 3rd, at 9 PM CST. Good luck!

*Anything inappropriate or just too disgusting will be deleted & disqualified. In the spirit of the contest, keep it "clean"!

28 comments:

Coralie said...

I can't be first. You must have a backlog waiting to be moderated.

I guess the qualification of my story will depend on how you define children.

When I was a freshman in college, the freshman guys who lived above us caught an intestinal flu. The sheer volume plugged their toilet. Because they were freshmen and had never lived away from home before, they thought that if they kept flushing, it would eventually go down.

Well, it came down through my bathroom vent fan, pouring raw sewage all over my bathroom. After maintenance unclogged the toilet and fixed my fan, I had to clean the sewage out of my tub, off my floor, and out of my clothes.


Also: does the automatic shower work with a curtain, or just doors?

sullconsul said...

Would love to win an Action Scrubber. Need all the helpl I can get.

Ann said...

you have to let me know how it works....unless I win it!

one time Hayden was taking a bath and I took my eyes off her for a second and before I could stop her she was completely covered in diaper rash cream!

at least she was very soft!

randio said...

My son lives up stairs, my husband & I are sudo empty nesters,I don't venture up there often. When I do, I don my gas mask & arm my self with ultra strong cleaners & wish myself luck. Needless to say I could really use this scrubber.!!

John said...

I could always use these. Thanks for the opportunity.

pintolinda said...

I can use this.

windycindy said...

What a great contest. The only thing I remember my two sons every doing is possibly plugging up the toilet and having it overflow all over the bathroom floor. They kept flushing because they didn't know what else to do at the time! Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Babydoe210 said...

Wish I had one of these when one morning I woke up to the sound of two children having fits of laughter.

The night before my husband had decided he was going to make brownies. He doubled everything in the receipe except the box mix, when he realized his mistake he decided he would get another box in the morning, covered the bowl with saran wrap and went to bed.

The next morning my son (3) had helped his sister (1 1/2) out of the crib, gotten into the refrigerator, grabbed the bowl of brownie mix and couple of spoons.

When I found them in the bathroom, they were flinging and had flung spoonsfuls of brownie mix everywhere...walls, floors, cabinets, mirrors, cieling,shower,tub...they didn't miss anything.

They had a ball and I spent the day cleaning the bathroom!

Hetal said...

Cleaning is my passion.would love to get them.

edurbin57 said...

Oh Yes, Clean Clean Clean...

Ah The Joy...lol

Good Luck everyone

bavaria said...

Hubby is an Auto mechanic and always leaves a nice ring in the shower ... i could use a little help! lol :)

Anonymous said...

WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS PRODUCT TO HELP CLEAN SHOWERS.

nor_lou said...

My daughter got into the shampoo and SPRAYED it all over, the vent fan, the mirror, toilet, tub, fresh towel, under the sink with the extra towel.

My other daughter was in diapers any once I was in the middle of changing her her she was about to throw so I ran the bathroom. Lets just say stuff came out both ends at the same time and I was hit too!

Penguin Mom said...

I already have the product, so I don't need to win it....for whoever does though, I hope you appreciated the humor of the instructions listed on the front of the bottle that hangs in your shower (so you can't help but read it while you shower):

Bullet Point #4: Not a body wash

I don't know why, but I crack up every time I read that (ie, every shower I take!).

I guess we take humor wherever we can find it!

Laura said...

i noticed that today too about how it's "not a body wash". hahaha...uh, i hope no one has tried that one. good stories, everyone. keep 'em coming!

coralie-seriously? that is horrid!

ardy22 said...

HOPE IT COMES WITH A MAID. LOL!

LMcLendon said...

Definitely something that I can use. Thanks for the opportunity to win this one!

snulfers said...

Anything to make things easier.

calgirl said...

I hate bathrooms so anything to make it easier will help

Sunshine Mama said...

This bathroom horror story left me in pain. During toilet training, my son shouted Poop is coming so I excitedly ran to the bathroom. So fast, that I slipped and fell, bruising myself as I banged into the bathtub, to find him happily sitting on the potty chair, wondering why mom was flying all over the place and screaming Owwwwww!

bc said...

My kids decided to suprise me and told me they were cleaning the bathroom. They made sure I did not come in because they were working. When they were finally ready to show me their great work, I walked in to find they had removed all of the custom built shelving in the big bathroom closet. They were truly proud of themselves for getting all that clutter out of the closet and making a great big space that they could even hide in! I wanted to cry, but could not punish them because they had worked all day to try to please me. I am sure they thought I would be as delighted as they were!

bc said...

My kids decided to suprise me and told me they were cleaning the bathroom. They made sure I did not come in because they were working. When they were finally ready to show me their great work, I walked in to find they had removed all of the custom built shelving in the big bathroom closet. They were truly proud of themselves for getting all that clutter out of the closet and making a great big space that they could even hide in! I wanted to cry, but could not punish them because they had worked all day to try to please me. I am sure they thought I would be as delighted as they were!

ssherre said...

I would love to win this I have fivromyalgia so I cannot clean without pain!

Heather said...

I have a little pouch I call the boo-boo pouch. It's full of cleansing cloths, bandaids, cotton balls and salves, among other things. One morning, I noticed that the boo-boo pouch was not where it normally is, and just picked it up and put it back. Later that morning, I went into the bathroom to take a shower. The more I looked around, the more I noticed a greasy film all over the place...mostly on the glass and metal surfaces. I smelled it (hey, a mom has to do what a mom has to do) and yes, I knew exactly what it was. In the boo-boo pouch, there is a drawing salve that I just love. I looked inside the pouch and sure enough, there wasn't a bit left. Apparently, my young daughter figured that our bathroom needed a little bit of shine, and she knew just what to do. It took forever (and a lot of elbow grease) to get the petro-based salve off the surfaces, and the boo-boo pouch has found a home on a very high shelf.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

When my oldest daughter (she's 19 now) was about 2. She had just been potty trained for about 4 weeks or so and had wanted to go to the bathroom by herself. I said yes as she had a little potty chair she used. Well she used the potty alright but then unrolled an entire roll of toilet paper all over the floor and put it into the toilet along with some little decorative soaps shaped like a duck and... FLUSHED!

Talk about a mess. I liked to have never got it all up and cleaned.

She had done this in the space of about 2 to 3 minutes.

Never underestimate a 2 year old!

LOL



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Uniquely Yours said...

Please, I need all the help I can get.

Aimee Friedrich said...

I just got this; it's pretty cool. we'll see how it works after a week or so.

kristie said...

yeah, i know this is late... just wanted to say that i actually have one of these. and so does my mom. and my fiance even installed one in his shower too. they REALLY REALLY WORK GREAT! i love it and will never go without. i am so happy to say that i never ever need to clean the shower anymore, and that's definitely something to smile about! (ps--they work with both curtains and doors)