As I was cleaning the bathroom toilet, I decided to add a little of bleach with the toilet cleaner that was in the toilet bowl. With in seconds, the fumes spreaded quickly throughout the bathroom. I had to literally run out the bathroom, because of the smell!!!
I'm not a very proficient housekeeper. I am sure that will shock everyone. (Well, not those who have actually been to my house and witnessed what I refer to as the "Shapiro stacks" in my office. It's a hereditary curse, I tell you, but at least it's mostly confined to my office and my closet.Mostly.) I pretty much abhor housecleaning and although I know I should do a little here and there, I tend to wait until disaster is looming to tidy up. Even when I was a kid, I hated housecleaning although I must admit sometimes there was a twinge of satisfaction in getting a job done.
One of the happy things about housekeeping for me was dusting. Seriously. It's a tedious chore but it makes you look at all the knick knacks and pictures your family has collected and I loved the lemon scent of Pledge. Even now, that smell brings back a flood of memories. It's like my own dusty seventies version of Proust's madeleines: À la recherche du temps perdu. I try to steer clear of aerosol anything, but when the opportunity to try Pledge (and offer a couple of cans to my readers!) presented itself, I didn't hesitate. (Check out the ZRecs/Tranquil Parent article on SC Johnson's removal of phthalates from their complete product line and their commitment to keep consumers informed on ingredient safety… pretty impressive!)
Pledge is exactly the same as I remember but possibly even more useful. Did you know that Pledge kills up to 84% of allergens found in dust? That it actually protects against water damage and stains? And, most impressively, that it's not only good for wood? I had no idea that Pledge can be used on leather, stainless steel, even your car exterior AND tires! It's kind of addictive, I must admit.
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