Do You Share Housekeeping Chores With Your Spouse?
Pete and I have a long standing joke about housekeeping. It gets brought up at least once a month, sometimes more. It all started back when we were first married. We had just moved in together, and we realized we needed to establish some sort of jobs for each of us for running our household. I immediately offered to be in charge of paying bills. I already had a system for paying my own, so I figured I could easily transition to to joining all of our expenses and handle the financial side of things. Pete was fine with that since his job at the time often had him working late into the night and on weekends so he didn't have as much time to do it.
He offered to take care of the needs of the pets….a dog and two cats. I was thrilled about that! Then he asked how we should divide the housekeeping jobs. Who would do dishes, who would clean the kitchen, fun stuff like that.
I turned and looked at him with what he said was a shocked and wild expression as I explained that I was unable to be a part of the housekeeping because I was allergic to cleaning supplies.
Pete immediately started laughing, only I wasn't kidding. I was totally serious.
In my defense, I was sensitive to cleaning products. My hands would become red, itchy, and blister when I came into contact with a whole list of chemicals, but I certainly wasn't unable to help with the housekeeping. We ended up finding some products that didn't irritate my skin and I became the laundry and bathroom cleaning expert in our home. Pete did dishes and cleaned the floors, and we shared the rest of the cleaning projects together.
When I tell people that we share the housekeeping chores, and have since the beginning, I'm always surprised that more people don't. We've always divided them based on what we liked doing and what we were good at. Laundry is just my thing. I don't mind doing it at all, and Pete really doesn't like doing it so that worked out well. On the other hand, Pete likes mopping and is really good at it, mainly for the exercise. He is always looking for ways to stay active, so this is just another way to move to him, where I just don't think I'm as good as he is at it. After all of these years of being in charge of keeping our floors clean, I joke that he is also a mop pro, so when we had the opportunity to try out the new Microfiber EasyWring Spin Mop & Bucket System from our sponsors O-Cedar, we immediately said yes. I'm so glad we did, because it is really awesome!
The O-Cedar Microfiber EasyWring Spin Mop & Bucket System is an effective and efficient cleaning experience with minimal labor and little mess. It's ideal for all hard floors with no bending down and no wet hands. Its triangular mop head allows for cleaning in hard-to-reach areas. The Easy Wring Spin Bucket and Mop gives you the ability to control the amount of water applied to the floor for easier wringing and quicker-drying floors.
Pete put it to the test and he gave it a big thumbs up! His favorite part is that the exclusive bucket design has built-in wringer that allows for hands-free wringing and it really works. He sometimes is sore from workouts or his old back injury pops up and this is really good to have so he doesn't have to bend over to wring out the mop. Plus it gets the water wringed out better than any other wringer we have had. Since we have both tile and wood floors, we use more water on the tile and have to keep the water off the hardwood so this lets you get just the right amount of water on and off the mop. When you press down on the lever with your foot, the mop spins around very fast inside the basin to get the water out. The more times you press down on the lever, the less moisture the mop has on it.
He also was impressed by the shape of the mop. It has a triangle shaped head to it that helps keeping corners really clean!
It comes with a deep-cleaning microfiber that removes and absorbs tough dirt and grime too!
The O-Cedar Microfiber EasyWring Spin Mop & Bucket System is available at Walmart, and includes a telescoping handle, microfiber mop, and bucket with wringer. Learn more about it on Facebook or Twitter.
Pete and I thought it was such a great product that we are hosting a giveaway of one!
To enter the giveaway, please leave me a comment below sharing a favorite cleaning tip! (The winner Pam, has been notified and has claimed the prize.)
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