As a kid, Friday was always chore day. Well, not really, but Friday was when we had to have all of our chores done by, so Friday was when we ended up doing them. And as much as I always wished I was an only child, when chore day came I sure was glad I had so many siblings. See, growing up as the baby in a house of four boys and four girls, there weren’t really that many chores for me to do. Still, I had some basic ones, like taking out the recycling and putting away the dishes, but that was a breeze compared to some of the stuff my siblings had to do.
However, as the years went on, and my siblings moved out one by one, I got more and more chores loaded on my shoulders. Eventually, I was left to do all of the chores by myself. Needless to say, I was pretty miserable. My parents were pretty strict and if I ever wanted to do anything on the weekends, there was a list of chores I had to get done first. Eventually, I learned to space out the cleaning instead of saving it all for Fridays. This way, I could go out on Friday night if I wanted and cleaning seemed like much less of a bear when I only did a few minutes every day.
This translated to great time management skills later in life. And although I hated my parents at the moment, I have always been grateful for the life lessons that they taught me along the way. Especially after I moved out and saw how some of my friends were living. I admit, my apartment wasn’t always spotless, but it was never a huge mess because I picked it up throughout the week. Whereas my friends would just put it off because their parents had always cleaned up after them. A few of them actually still had their parents coming over every couple of weeks and cleaning for them.
This seemed pretty ridiculous to me, and one day I asked one of my friends why she didn’t just do it themselves throughout the week. She told me she didn’t really know how since her parents had always cleaned up after her when she lived at home. This totally baffled me, and that was the moment I really started appreciating all the tough lessons my parents made me teach myself, like self discipline and hard work.
I quickly became the one all my friends asked for help when they didn’t know how to clean something. Sometimes it was something really simple, like the overhead fan, and sometimes I honestly didn’t know how to clean it either, like when my friend asked me how to shampoo a couch. Although I had done a lot of cleaning at home, I had never shampooed my couch, that was something my mom did, and she did it rarely.
Out of answers, we turned to the internet for help. It was then that I learned about Mrcleaning.net. If you don’t already know, Mr. Cleaning is a website designed to solve cleaning problems, and make cleaning easier. It was there we were able to find an article on shampooing your couch. It was super easy to understand and worked like a charm. It guided us through making our own shampoo and fabric freshener, which has come in handy several times since shampooing the couch. In fact, I wrote down the recipe and have kept it in my house so that I can always have some on tap and ready to use.
After perusing around the site some more, we found several other articles that we were able to use, and tons of others that you might find useful. There are buying guides, product reviews, and more, making the entire cleaning process a breeze. If you are ever unsure of what pool cleaner, or car vacuum to buy, Mr. Cleaning can help you out. It can also help you out with various other cleaning problems, so when you find yourself in a cleaning pickle, check out Mr. Cleaning.