A hose and a place to spray it might not seem ultra-luxurious, but imagine trying to clean off muddy boots or a coffee-grounds-splattered trash can in an apartment. I'm forever using my shower and sink in ways they were not intended or designed to be used, and I can tell you the results are less than satisfying. During my stay here, I've scrubbed and rinsed my oft-used yoga mat, my hiking boots, a cool old wooden box that was covered in cobwebs and such, the kitchen compost bucket, and my muddy sandals. At home, all of these attempts would have resulted in half-assed disasters, with slightly less dirty boots and a significantly more dirty bathroom.
Do you share my wish for a simple and simply wonderful garden hose with which to spray off your thrift store purchases and sandy shoes? Or is there some other taken-for-granted item that you'd love to have? Dream small!