Saturday, 31 December 2011
Under the sink . . .
So out came everything. I can't do anything about the pipery at the back but I did sweep out and then wash the floor of the cupboard. Believe me, kneeling on a bit of granular salt is as painful as kneeling on a bit of glass. Ouch!
Then things got sorted. Can anyone tell me why I have three bottles of hob cleaner (which is also great for shining the sink!), two of window cleaner (that I don't use), goodness how many Vanish cleaning sticks, two Pledge aerosols, two Mr Muscle plughole cleaner thingies, several boxes of stuff to clean out the dishwasher and/or washing machine and so many scourers I won't need to get any more for years . . .? No, nor can I . . .
Anyhow, after lots of sorting, checking, chucking and wiping, here it is now:
Several things went into my housework box. I know it's hard to believe, but I do actually have a very organised box for general cleaning and housework. It's really one of those open tool boxes with a handle and in it I have polish, cleaner, various cloths for all sorts of tasks, window cleaner, Dyson attachments and two socks. Why socks? You obviously didn't watch 'the Perfect Housewife' if you have to ask that!
And there's now one thing left out.
And I am NOT taking bets on how long it will stay like that, OK!!!
(In case anyone is wondering, those two switches on the left are my gloriously accessible stopcocks. One for the mains water and one for the outside tap. Reassuringly convenient.)