Monday, March 30, 2009

Nothing Better Than A Long-Handled Brush!

I'm taking a break from cleaning. Actually, I did things I usually don't do well. Well, I did them better than I usually do. Really,

I was never really taught/trained/mentored into thorough Pesach cleaning. Cleaning was punishment, torture ad nauseum etc. When I finish cleaning for Passover, my house isn't as clean as most are all year.

One thing I'm very strict, even obsessive about are the dishes and cutlery. I have no desire for a house so clean "you can eat off the floor." But if I see anything that could be unwashed, missed dirt on a fork or plate... back to the sink it goes. No, we don't have a dishwasher.

For lots of other cleaning jobs, from the toilets, to the molding or to the tiles on the wall, I make use of brushes. Sprays are forbidden, and rubber gloves are the "fashion look" for cleaning.

There's lots more to do...


rickismom said...

Last year I bought a hand-held steam-maker (shots a concentrated stream of steam).(Not the hugely expensive steam iron, but something much cheaper.) I have found it invaluable for getting to hard-to reach encrusted dirt, especially greasy stuff!

Batya said...

Thanks for the idea, but steam frightens me. Where did you find it?