Things That Make Life Easier

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  1. Beth Gallagher

    Beth Gallagher Very Well-Known Member
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    As we become "more mature," some tasks around the ole' homestead are more challenging. Are there tools, gadgets, or methods that help you "git 'er dun?" Please share.

    I recently bought this O-Cedar Easy Wring mop and bucket, and I have to wonder why on earth I waited so long. Such a labor saver, and hands never touch a wet mop or dirty water. I'm probably the last person to get one of these, but I am impressed at what a labor-saving device it is. (About $30 from Amazon.)

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    My best labor saving "device" in the kitchen was to replace the white floor covering with a dark speckled pattern. Cut down on the mopping by at least 50%.
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    Hee hee Nancy :p
    My favourite product may sound modest - its disposable dusters ! Yaya !
    They pick it all up leaving not a speck then in the bin they go, even do me kitchen and bathroom floors with them - loverly :)
     
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    I find that closing the blinds helps, too!! :D
     
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    I like those too, Patsy.
     
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    I really like Swiffer "mops. "
     
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  7. Holly Saunders

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    Nope you're not the last person to get one, this is the first time I've even heard of 'em... :D
     
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    I use magic erasers, not the ribbed - the original, cut in half to clean just about everything if I'm deep cleaning. Then I use windex the rest of the time on most surfaces. I really like everything to look 'shiny'. A fuzzy sock on your hand helps dust both top and bottom of the blinds at the same time. I do windows about every couple of weeks with a bit of dish detergent in water, wipe on the windows and squeegee off. I have a glass shower. I put a clear shower liner on the inside of it and pull it closed when in shower to keep the glass from getting water spots. With a $1 scour stick, you can easily get any rings out of the toilette, even rust stains.

    Don't think I've bought any new gadgets lately. I happen to enjoy cleaning. I look for at least an hours worth every day.
     
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    A handheld vacuum cleaner. I sweep up little piles of dust, dirt, whatever it sucks up around the house. Excellent teaching tool for my grandbabies too.
     
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    Me too - I dust the floors every day, then after Paul has hoovered once a week, Its then time to go over with the Swifter mop :)
     
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    The thing that's made my life a lot easier recently is this little identity theft stamp...

    I have file boxes galore of paperwork, and it takes an absolute age to shred them, this has been brilliant and so quick to deal with it all.... I just sit while wtaching tv, sifting through file box after file box, ..yesterday I managed to clear 4 full file boxes in just one hour. :D


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    @Holly Saunders So glad you posted about the identity theft stamp.
    Hadn't heard of it. Great idea.
     
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    I've known about them for a long time Emma, but I just thought they were some kind of fad, and I used the shredder.. but I had so many file boxes that needed clearing out of peperwork I just didn't want to face the long drawn out job with the shredder, so I thought I'd give the stamper a try... .

    if you're going to buy one.. buy the one which has 3 refills with it... the yellow one.. !! :)
     
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    Cheap p/c, internet connection, 27" monitor in the kitchen to pull up recipes beats reading printed. Toss in Alexa playing music & meal prep takes on a whole new fun way to prepare something together.
     
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    72" cut mower made life easier for me 35 hp
    96" for the tractor
     
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