Saturday, March 24, 2007

mr. clean is slipping...

now if you know me, you know that i am easily sucked into consumerism - i want all the "as seen on tv" products. as a child i was enthralled with the super slicer. i don't know where i inherited this gene from because it was definitely not from my parents. they're always amazed at the products that i want to buy after seeing only a couple minutes of an infomercial. man, i love infomercials.

so it's safe to say that all "easy-to-use" cleaning products suck me in. the latest is the mr. clean magic reach. you've seen it -- clean hard to reach places in the bathroom like the tile walls of your shower or behind the toilet without working hard. i bought in this week. i am now the owner of the mr. clean magic reach. and mr. clean will be recieving an unhappy email from me monday morning.

it's not all it's cracked up to be. it works so well in the commercials! you're really just strapping a wet paper towel onto a smartly-shaped blue thing on the end of a broomstick. you push it around and gunks of wet dust are left in it's wake. after pushing it around unsuccessfully for awhile, i went and got the roll of paper towel and had to clean up after it on my hands and knees. it actually made more work for me. but that didn't stop me. i thought maybe it was just because it was my first attempt. i ripped open another $2 pad and moved onto the next bathroom. equally as frustrating. again i had to clean up after it. my advice? don't buy.


now i'm not always totally disappointed with these cleaning products that i buy. i do own a scotch-brite toilet scrubber which i like. the disposable brushes are worth every penny because who wants a dirty toilet brush or cloth sitting around in your bathroom? not me.
so that's all for consumer tips with rebecca.

2 comments:

liz said...

good to know, behind the toilet is definitely to much work for me...i've wondered about these things, now i don't have to. i wonder what their response will be to your email? i'll look forward to that post. similarly, i've wondered about the toilet scrubbers. you know, i've been tempted by the commercials. with a strong recommendation by you...anything is possible! finished lost yet?

therachel said...

i remember when you wanted that vacuum food sealer thing...what was the deal with that...was it called the super sealer or something?

Another one of the magic cleaning devices I've always wondered about is the Scrubbing Bubbles shower cleaner - the thing that sprays a mist and is supposed to clean your shower for you, each day? Hmm...