I’m an an undomestic goddess of the highest order. I believe I’ve mentioned that I hate to cook so you probably wouldn’t be that surprised to learn that I hate to clean. YET … if you walked into my apartment, you would think it was clean. How do I do make this magical illusion happen? Full disclosure: I do pay someone to deep clean my apartment one to two times a month. It’s the most worthwhile $100 I’ve ever spent. BUT ALSO, I am the master at straightening up. I don’t clean, I straighten. If you’re like me — unwilling to break out a single cleaning product when you’re having company over — then you’ll appreciate my super lazy cleaning tips. Use them well and try not to judge me. Keep reading »
Are any of you guys drunk cleaners? I’m not (I’m more of a drunk napper, myself), but a bunch of my friends are. After a few drinks, they want nothing more than to grab a mop, duster, or sponge and go on an intoxicated neat freak rampage. The next day they wake up to a hangover and a spotless home. Luckies. To celebrate Spring Cleaning Week, I thought it would be fun to come up with a list of drink pairings for drunk cleaners. What’s the best cocktail to sip while vacuuming? Which tropical beverage should you reach for while doing the dishes? Click through to find out!
It’s Spring Cleaning Week here at The Frisky, and in addition to tips on how to organize your makeup and clean out your dating life, I thought it would be an excellent time to pay homage to the movies, TV shows, music, and podcasts that we like to absentmindedly watch and/or listen to while we straighten up the living room and scrub the kitchen floor. After the jump, check out The Frisky staff’s preferred cleaning soundtracks and shows (including two votes for “The Real Housewives,”) and please share your own in the comments! Keep reading »
My boyfriend and I moved in together about three months ago, and all is going well. We have what I think is a pretty nice division of labor. He does all the cooking and food shopping, and I do the cleaning, no big deal. Since we’ve started dating/cohabitating, my general understanding of how to cook has gone down by, like, a zillion points. These days I have a really hard time feeding myself if my boyfriend hasn’t made something (thank you Seamless). Keep reading »
All this month The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick presents for everyone on your list. Here, we’ve got gifts for the clean freak in your life … Keep reading »
I’m still undecided about whether or not I want to have kids, but sometimes I see things — a seahorse costume, a wig, and I’m like, It’s done, I’m reproducing just so I can put this thing on my baby!
Baby Mops is one of those things. Part adorable footsie pajama, part ingenious cleaning supply, this is most adorable, parental multitasking device I’ve ever encountered. Baby Mops allows the baby to clean up messes while developing motor skills. Yes. Just YES. [Laughing Squid]
And lo, the Lord did create the men and women who populated the earth. The manifold men did go to the office and get good jobs in middle management and take the trash out on Thursdays while lady helpmates did joyously stay home and wear aprons and make dinner and vacuum and mop and scrub the toilets and make the beds and raise the children and dust the bookshelves and manage the home accounts and do the grocery shopping and mend the clothing and take the children to appointments and preside over the laundry apparatus, which the Lord, in all his wisdom, saw fit to make too difficult for men to comprehend.
This was called the division of labor, and behold, it was fucked up. Keep reading »
Hello, fellow germaphobes. I have something for us. Are you sitting down? OK. I present you with a portable, sanitizing wand, which uses light technology to eliminate viruses, bacterias and certain allergens on hard surfaces. So basically, that makes it a magic wand. It fits in your purse or bag so you can have it at the ready to disinfect subway seats, public restrooms, grocery carts, strange beds or any place germs might lurk. So … everywhere. Just wave the wand and stop worrying about all the weird viruses that may be attacking your body. I think the germaphobe community can agree, the CleanWave Portable Sanitizing Wand is truly a miracle. [$39.99, Walgreens]
Poor men. They’ve been sleepwalking through life trying not to screw up the first date or the first kiss. Those events are important, duh, but there is a booby trap lurking underfoot: The real big deal that dudes have to try not to screw up is the grand unveiling of his living quarters.
No, ladies are not judging the size of your place or whether you live in an apartment or a house. What women really judge you on? When we meet a guy whose cute, smart, and funny and then his place is nasty and dirty. If your place looks like the “Jersey Shore” house at the end of the summer on a typical Tuesday night, we’ve got problems. Rather, you’ve got problems.
So, gather ’round men and grab your Scrubbing Bubbles. This is what women hate about your filthy apartment: Keep reading »
If you wake up one morning to find your house sparkling clean, you might be a victim/beneficiary of the Cleaning Fairy, aka Sue Warren, an Ohio woman who has come up with a novel way to grow her cleaning business–breaking into people’s homes, spiffing things up, and leaving a bill. Last week her cleaning spree brought her to Elyria, Ohia, where she broke into the home of an 18-year-old woman named Mallory Bush and left a $75 invoice–including her name and contact info–on a napkin (shown above). When Bush called the phone number provided, Warren told her she was “driving down the street and randomly picked our house and cleaned it cause she was desperate for money.” That’s when Bush called the cops, who confirmed that the “Cleaning Fairy” had similar charges pending in nearby cities. I’d just like to say that if the Cleaning Fairy ever finds herself in Portland, she is more than welcome to make a stop at my apartment. I’ll leave some milk and cookies out, just in case. [Oddity Central]