This may just blow the mind of some of my friends. But I'm gonna out myself anyway. As I was cleaning today, it dawned on me that I bet many people would never guess this about me. So I decided I'd make it the topic of my next post. Are you ready? Here it is:
I do not use earth friendly cleaners.
There. I said it. Now pick your jaw up off the floor. :) And hear me out. :)
I KNOW you can use lemons and vinegar and baking soda and people rave about their effectiveness. I agree. They are lovely and wonderful. BUT! They do not provide clean for as long as the harsher store bought stuff and you have to clean more often and put a little more scrub power into it. I know, I'm lame, but seriously, I just don't have it in me.
I make my own soap, lotions, laundry detergents, we grow or raise the majority of our own food, I school the kids at home, cloth diaper, etc. this is one area that just isn't worth it to me! Its toilet bowl cleaner, and shower cleaner. That's it. Anything else is simply soap and water. But when it comes to the shower and the toilet....I don't care, really. My butt is not sitting in the toilet and if ever there was a place that harsh chemicals were called for, it's the toilet. 6 people, 1 toilet, yeah, give me the big guns. And the shower, well, I'm lazy. I don't clean the shower nearly as often as you'd probably think is necessary. Plus, we have really hard water from the well. By the time I get around to cleaning the shower, the hard water stains are really tough to remove.
Now, if I actually had the opportunity to clean on a regular basis without a child screaming and pulling at my leg wanting love and picked up, then I'd probably still be using lemons and baking soda. I think it's wonderful! But, it's my small compromise. One of these days, I'd do anything to have another chance to pick up or comfort my little ones when they want nothing but to be somewhere else.
So for now, I'll take the quicker, easier way out so I can spend more time with the kiddos. In fact, today was the first time I'd scrubbed the shower in probably 3 months. I sprayed on the kaboom, left the room for 15 minutes, came back, rubbed it off, rinsed and done. Thank you very much. While I was doing so, I thought MAYBE one of my friends would like to know that I am not Mrs. Homemade and Earth Friendly everything. I do still have my vices. :) So there ya go. :) The truth is out.