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You know that horror movie about the deformed, crazy people that live under the stairs?

This is what lives under our stairs – and it’s just as scary.

Every time I open the door I’m reminded that I haven’t dusted, cleaned, scrubbed or wiped anything to a streak free shine.

It reminds me of the cleaning supply shopping spree I went on that one Saturday when it was raining and I didn’t have the kids with me.  How I had planned to come home and clean the house old school.  Down on my hands and knees scrubbing – maybe even wearing those yellow dish gloves (which I also bought).  I even bought vinegar.  Besides salad dressing, I have no idea how to use vinegar.

Then, by the time I had gotten home, there were more pressing needs. Children were hungry and I was expected to feed them. And TV shows needed to be watched. Bravo needs me.

Eventually, like the creepy kids under the stairs, I left these supplies for dead.

I need an exorcism, or maybe just a good maid referral.

p.s. – I almost fixed the cord on the vacuum before taking this picture.  But that would be a gross misrepresentation of reality. You’re welcome.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hlthaker
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 15:15:42

    First of all, I’ve never heard of the deformed people living under the stairs. Thank you in advance for those nightmares. Secondly, cleaning with vinegar is awesome! Between baking soda and vinegar, you could get rid of all that bleach! Baking soda is great for stainless steel. Vinegar is great (everywhere) especially for soap scum, tile and grout.

    I find that it just takes longer when cleaning with vinegar than it does with bleach, so you’ll have to decide if that’s a deal breaker. And the bathroom smells like vinegar, so there’s that.


  2. wifemothereventplanner
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 15:48:30

    You’ve never seen “The People Under the Stairs”?? All time great awful movie. Vinegar and baking soda, who knew.


  3. squirrel circus
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 11:57:52

    I’m just glad you weren’t sharing that picture (as I had FEARED) to demonstrate that you were going totally “green” or something. FYI…organic cleaners don’t work. If it doesn’t make your eyes run and your children cough, it doesn’t work. That’s my advice for the day!


  4. 1suburbanchic
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 15:25:34

    This made me laugh! Exactly how I feel whenever I open the cupboards under my sink!


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