Cleaning Tools
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The $20 Amazon Tool That Made My Least Favorite Chore 100 Times More Tolerable
You usually have to get down on your hands and knees. Not something I tend (or want!) to do in regular cleaning.
Aug 12, 2019
Product Review: Litter-Robot Keeps Smells Locked
Living with three cats means living with three sets of turds, sometimes twice a day. Now put that in a studio (we know – crazy cat lady = us) and you may as well have a cot within the sewer system.It’s truly amazing how long we, as a culture, have had cats as pets and how little the litter box has advanced. It’s only been of late that some high tech solutions have shown themselves.
Aug 10, 2019
10 Affordable Cleaning Products You Should be Buying at Costco
If you’re a Costco cardholder (or convinced you should be after reading this article) here are some home cleaning items you should definitely be buying.
Aug 3, 2019
Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week with These ‘Shark Tank’ Products for Your Home
In honor of Shark Week, we're calling out the best "Shark Tank" products for your home.
Jul 29, 2019
It’s Finally Here: The Perfect Passive-Aggressive Gift for Your Weed-Smoking Neighbor
Because a wet towel under the door can only do so much.
Jul 26, 2019
9 Tips That Will Help You Pick the Right Vacuum to Upgrade Your Life This Prime Day
Here are some tips on deciding on what style of vacuum suits you and your space, plus some models you can score on sale during Prime Day.
Jul 15, 2019
We Put These Cheaper, Generic Magic Erasers to the Test Against Mighty Mr. Clean
We put the cheaper, generic brand to the test against mighty Mr. Clean, and one came out on top.
Jun 18, 2019
8 Quick and Easy Cleaning & Laundry Tips that Airbnb Hosts Swear By
Those of us who survive and thrive in this world of letting strangers tell the internet how tidy we are have learned some mad skills when it comes to cleaning and laundry.
Jun 16, 2019
9 Amazon Products (Under $35) That Will Solve Your “Hair Everywhere” Problems
If it feels like your home is literally covered in hair — whether it's yours or your pet's — you're not alone.
Jun 13, 2019
6 People With Super-Old Vacuum Cleaners, Still Going Strong After 30+ Years
Check out these old faithfuls—plus the modern versions you can buy today, from $54 to just a hair under $4000.
Jun 3, 2019
Why Your Space is Always Dusty: 2 Ways You Might Be Dusting Wrong
It's true: Dusting seems futile. But that's no reason to let it go. Here are two ways you might be dusting wrong.
Jun 2, 2019
5 Simple, Affordable Things That Helped Me Get Over My Hatred of Laundry
Laundry can be the most exhausting and tedious chore, or it can be your favorite excuse to unwind.
May 21, 2019
The Classic $1 Restaurant Towel Everyone Should Have in Their Kitchen
Whether I’m frying a few eggs for myself or preparing a dinner feast for 10, I don’t feel confident in the kitchen unless I’m armed with a side towel or two. Side towels, the chef’s term for simple cotton cloths slightly smaller than a dish towel, are a multipurpose kitchen tool. They’re so great, I guarantee that once you start using them, you won’t know how you ever did without.
May 18, 2019
The Ultimate Used Furniture Cleaning Kit
With the season of flea markets and antique fairs now upon us, I’m prepping for the summer influx of secondhand furniture finds and putting together the ultimate used furniture cleaning kit. With most of these household items already in your kitchen, you’ll be ready to get any grimy piece sparkling in no time.  Baking soda. Mixed with water, baking soda forms a paste that polishes silver, lifts coffee and tea stains from ceramic and porcelain, and removes mildew and grime.
May 5, 2019
How to Clean Your Shower and Keep it That Way: 5 Quick Tips
Rebecca just showed us how to refresh our bathrooms, but let’s zero in on the shower for a minute. I’ll venture a guess that it’s the area that gets cleaned the least in all the bathroom. Here are five easy ways to have a sparkling shower all year long. Cover your shower faucet with bag of vinegar and secure with a rubber band. Leave it there overnight and you’ll have a clean shower head without all the scrubbing.
May 4, 2019
Do or Don’t? Foil as an Electric Oven Liner
I’ve moved in and out of eight different rentals in the last nine years, which means I’ve done my fair share of post-move-out cleaning. The one task I always dread is cleaning the oven. I hate using toxic oven cleaner, yet it seems to be the only effective combatant against that hardened puddle of food crumbs, melted cheese, and pie juice from a year of careless cooking.
May 4, 2019
Rethink the Stink: 5 Odor Removing Products No Home Should Be Without
As nice as it would be to always keep a perfectly clean, perfectly smelling house — the truth is, bad odors happen. Whether it’s smelly upholstery from a great thrift store find, a pet’s potty training accident, or a party that needs a massive cleanup, funky smell are an unavoidable part of everyday life. With that in mind, here are the 5 products we’d recommend always having in the house to combat and remove odors. 1.
May 4, 2019
How To Clean and Care for Wooden Utensils
Wood utensils date back to ancient Egypt and are still one of the most common tools found in the kitchen today. Wood is a great material to cook with for a variety of reasons, and with the right care wood utensils and cutting boards can last decades. After many years of new materials such as silicone dominating the kitchen tool market, wood is making a comeback thanks to its timeless functionality.
May 4, 2019
20 Interesting Household Uses for Old Pantyhose & Stockings
If you wear stockings or pantyhose, don’t let runs and snags ruin your day. And definitely don’t throw old nylons away. Because, while they might have fallen short in their promise to keep your legs looking smooth, they have a whole other future existence as versatile household helpers. Turns out nylon is pretty handy, so check out these twenty ways to reuse all your worn out hose: Locate small objects on the floor by covering your vacuum nozzle with some hose.
May 4, 2019
6 Smart Ways to Actually Use Orphan Socks
Don’t toss those orphan socks — the singles who get mysteriously separated from their pairs between washing and drying can be helpful. Put them to use in a variety of smart ways to help keep your home a bit cleaner. Slip a couple of damp socks on your hands and give the leaves of your favorite plants the gentle touch for a dusting that won’t damage. Toss the sock in the wash when you’re done.
May 4, 2019
Glamorous Chores: 16 Oh-So-Pretty Cleaning Supplies
Keep the house clean with display-worthy supplies you’ll be jazzed to use every time. Well, perhaps not jazzed, but certainly a bit more chipper about the tasks at hand… Dish Brush, Anthropologie, $12 All-Natural Laundry Kit, Food52, $33 Eco-Friendly Cleaning Kit, Food52, $20 Cleaning Pail, Williams-Sonoma, $49.95 Downright Festive Duster, Kaufmann Mercantile, $21 Copper Sponges, McGovern Home, £10/set of 2 Casabella Sponges, Target, $4.
May 4, 2019
Cord Control: 9 Ways to Organize & Disguise Ugly Wires
While technology has made our lives easier (and lazier) in countless ways, it hasn’t really done us many favors on the organization front. As our collection of tech gadgets grows, so does that tangle of cords under our desks and tv stands. There are a couple schools of thought when it comes to wrangling the wires: Stash them out of sight, or get more attractive wires, chargers, and docks and let them double as decor.
May 3, 2019
10 Awesome Etsy Finds for Clean Freaks (& Those of Us Who Love Them)
Maybe you know a clean freak. Maybe you are one. In either case, you know that the people who lead spotless, uncluttered lives have very simple needs: Just spray bottles, a cleaning checklist and a doormat that delivers sass to anyone who dares not to take off their shoes inside the house. Use these to mark down little to-clean lists all over the place. $3.75 for 40 from Honeyinked You can also mark specific tasks with little icons on your calendar with these. Washing Machines, $3.
May 3, 2019
Design Matters: Truly Beautiful Dust Pans, Brooms & Other Cleaning Tools
When you’re living in a small space there’s always that difficulty of where to put all the stuff. Especially if you don’t have a broom closet, finding a place to store all your cleaning supplies and tools can be a real issue. One of my favorite solutions to this problem is a fairly simple one: just buy cleaning tools you won’t mind leaving out. Perhaps you never thought that a dustpan could be beautiful, but that’s because you haven’t seen these dustpans.
May 3, 2019
I Replaced My Paper Towel Habit With Reusable Bambooee Towels
In an effort to green their clean routines, some Apartment Therapy staffers are taking on small shifts at home, replacing their usual products and tools with more eco-friendly versions. Anyone who watches Shark Tank knows about Bambooee towels. In fact, while I had our roll sitting on the counter waiting to take this challenge on, my husband couldn’t resist shouting “BAMBOOEE!” (in co-founder Noam Krasniansky’s contagious accent) every time he walked into our kitchen.
May 3, 2019
These Are the Impulse Buys You Need to Watch Out For When Stressed, Study Says
We joke about retail therapy all the time, but as it turns out, there is some merit to the idea that people spend more when they’re stressed—just, maybe not in the way you’d expect. According to recent research from the Journal of Consumer Research, when people feel like they’ve lost control of their environment, it can affect their purchases—even at the grocery store.
May 3, 2019
These Amazon Deals Are Good For Your Wallet – & The Environment
We are always looking for more eco-friendly ways to shop for our homes. In addition to being better for the environment, it’s also a money-saver. That said, it can often mean spending more money up front for savings down the line, even if it’s small (like our new favorite $6 solution to paper towels). So when we do see deals on green products, we get excited. Ahead, three buys that are better for the environment – and currently better for your wall – on Amazon.
May 3, 2019
3 Amazon Buys Currently On Sale Perfect For Your Spring-Cleaning Arsenal
Although those in the path of the Nor’easter may disagree, spring is officially here. Thankfully, no matter the outside temperature, we can already start observing one of our favorite parts of the season: spring cleaning. The unofficial holiday starts around the time we start thinking about the last time we vacuumed under the bed and runs until we actually vacuum under the bed (as late as mid-June for some of us).
May 3, 2019
Doing Some Dirty Work This Weekend? Put Soap Underneath Your Nails First
There are so many reasons to love getting your hands dirty, whether it’s from repotting your plants, beautifying your indoor or outdoor space with a good DIY, or nurturing living things in the garden. It feels good to get in there and get stuff done. What’s not so fun is having dirt under your nails after your work session is over.
May 3, 2019
A Minimalist’s Favorite Cleaning and Organizing Products
Christine Platt is a writer and the Managing Director of The Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. And as you saw from her recent house tour, she also embraces many tenets of minimalism. But it’s not the empty, barely-own-anything minimalism you may be familiar with. It’s her own beautiful, bold, colorful brand that you can see on full display on her Instagram account, The Afro Minimalist.
May 3, 2019
5 Surprising Things I Learned from Washing Dishes with Gloves for a Week
For no particular reason, I’ve never really worn gloves to wash the dishes. I guess my mom never did, so I didn’t get into the habit, and it’s hard to change habits! But my friends who cook a lot—and clean a lot of dishes—always wear them. Every time they do a dish! I mean, I guess I’ve pulled out a pair for Thanksgiving dinner clean up, but that’s about it. Anyways, I started to wonder if there was something there.
May 3, 2019
There’s One Cleaning Tool You’re Probably Not Using Enough—Here’s How to Put it to Work
Vacuuming isn’t on many people’s lists of most-hated chores. In fact, I’ve seen it pop up multiple times as people’s favorite cleaning “guilty pleasures.” I get it, for sure. It’s a quick way to make a room look much cleaner and the rewards for your effort are instantly apparent. No matter how much you love to vacuum and how often you do it, though, you’re probably not taking full advantage of everything your vacuum cleaner can do.
May 3, 2019
9 Under-Appreciated Ways to Use Aspirin Around the House
Aspirin is a staple in just about everybody’s medicine cabinets. But beyond its medicinal purposes, aspirin comes in handy for many uses at home, with applications ranging from laundry aid to dandruff treatment. Especially if your aspirin tends to expire before you see the bottom of the bottle, these household uses will allow your go-to pain reliever to do more than just that.
May 3, 2019
17 Gifts Any Clean Freak Will Flip For
Does your mom know every cleaning trick in the book? Does your brother make you take your shoes off the second you walk in his home? Or does your coworker, with the only clutter-free desk on the floor, flee to a private conference room if you so much as sniffle? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it sounds like you know a neat freak.
May 3, 2019
10 Seemingly-Ordinary Amazon Items That Are Surprising Cult Favorites
It seems like there’s nothing Amazon doesn’t sell, from the tiniest screws to the biggest appliances. And the site doesn’t just sell a couple brands of everything, they sell them all. Sorting through the selection to find the best of the best is a daunting prospect, but we discovered a few things that seem to have earned massive amounts of devotion.
May 3, 2019
8 Superhero Cleaning Brushes That Save Time (and Effort!) All Over Your Home
Still using the same basic brushes to clean all the nooks and crannies of your apartment? You should know there’s a whole world of superhero brushes and scrubbers with all kinds of special features that will help cut your cleaning time in two. From soap dispensing dish brushes to a rechargeable spinning scrubber, here are eight cleaning brushes that will put your current basics to shame: Consider this soap-dispensing sink brush the Cadillac of dish brushes.
Mar 30, 2019
How Do I Remove Permanent Marker From a Laptop Screen?
Sent by AngelaEditor: First try using a pink eraser to remove the mark. If the marker stain proves stubborn, a mixture of 1 part isopropyl rubbing alcohol with 2 parts water (you make have to tweak this proportions) can also remove the stain.Ironically, using a black dry erase marker over the permanent marker can also help remove Sharpies marks, due to the solvent in the formula!Leave any additional suggestions for Angela in the comments below.
Mar 11, 2019
The Smart Reason Some People Are Putting Zip Ties on Broom Handles
We have a storage trick for your brooms, mops, dusters, and other handheld housekeeping tools.
Feb 3, 2019
How to Clean an Iron, 6 Different (Easy!) Ways
If you've ever ruined a fancy blouse with an iron that sputters icky water, you're smart to be a little paranoid.
Feb 2, 2019
Anyone Who Owns a Vacuum Needs This Simple $5 Tool
It's really meta, but cleaning your cleaning tools is an important part of keeping your homemaking life humming.
Jan 28, 2019
The $20 Magic Makeup-Removing Towel Amazon Reviewers Are Obsessed With
If you wear makeup (ever), you know the dread of taking it off at the end of the day. Good news: we discovered a top-rated product on Amazon that will make removing your makeup a breeze—and won’t cost you a fortune either. If you haven’t heard of the MakeUp Eraser, we’re here to catch you up. Beloved by beauty bloggers and vloggers around the globe, it’s basically a microfiber towel that can remove even the most stubborn of makeup with nothing more than water.
Jan 12, 2019
One Simple Trick to Using Fewer Paper Towels
Recently, I was talking to Melissa Maker, author of Clean My Space. While I consider myself pretty neat and tidy, she’s made a career out of being a bit of a clean freak—she ran a cleaning company for 11 years, has her own line of cleaning products, and for-real washes her kitchen towels every day! And there’s one common cleaning tool she just loves to hate: paper towels. “Paper towels are the worst!” complains Maker.
Dec 6, 2018
9 Unskippable Tasks that Make a “Deep Clean” Deep, According to a Professional Housecleaner
For as much as we tidy up around our homes, how often are we really giving our place a good old-fashioned deep clean? We called on housecleaning expert Jennifer Gregory, Brand Manager of Molly Maid, a Neighborly company, for suggestions on what tasks you should absolutely cover to consider your clean a truly thorough one.
Dec 5, 2018
The Brilliant Reason We Put a Squeeze Bottle Top on This Vacuum
Believe it or not, squeeze bottle tops—you know, the inexpensive plastic ones you use on bottles of condiments—are actually quite versatile. Along with dispensing ketchup, mustard, or salad dressing, we’ve discovered an unexpected way to use them to better clean your home, too. These commonplace bottle tops can make deep cleaning your home a whole lot easier if you use them like a makeshift vacuum attachment.
Dec 4, 2018
The Best Small-Space Trash Can Is $8… and Technically Not Even a Trash Can
This is like an elevated version of the classic hang-a-bag-over-the-cabinet-handle move.
Nov 11, 2018
This $20 Mop Is So Much Better Than a Swiffer
Raise your hand if you have a household chore that you just love to do. Even if you hate cleaning, you probably have your hand in the air. There’s always something. I love, love, love using the Shop-Vac. It’s incredibly satisfying to watch it cut a swathe through dust and dirt, swooshing everything up into its roaring nozzle. I can Shop-Vac all day long, and I always claim the job when we’re doing a big project. I even picked one out as a Valentine’s Day present once.
Oct 6, 2018
This Cult-Favorite Sponge Has a Hidden Feature We Never Noticed
I first discovered the Scrub Daddy when I wrote a post about the top-rated cleaning tools on Amazon. (You might have seen it first on Shark Tank—it’s the most successful product in the show’s history.) It turns out that after reading the reviews on this so-called miracle sponge, I couldn’t help trying one out for myself. Then I quickly saw what all the fuss was about.
Aug 19, 2018
The $20 Buy That Makes Our Favorite Trend Way Less Scary
One of the trade-offs of living in a big city is small living quarters in exchange for easy access to culture and nightlife. I live in an itty-bitty studio apartment on the Lower East Side in Manhattan. Space is at a premium, and to make the best use of my square footage, I own quite a bit of Lucite (or acrylic) furniture and home accessories. The see-through material looks chic and doesn’t take up a lot of visual room.
Aug 12, 2018
These Cleaning and Organizing Finds Are $1 or Less at IKEA
Let’s face it: Pretty much everything at IKEA feels like a steal thanks to their perennially super low prices. But that doesn’t mean we still aren’t stoked to discover that the mega-retailer offers a slew of cleaning and organizing items you can take home for just $1. That’s right. A buck. For less than a cup of coffee, you can score an assortment of awesome housekeeping tools that are every bit as stylish as they are inexpensive. Don’t believe us?
Aug 6, 2018
Does it Work? We Tested Those Soap-Free Spaghetti Scrubber Sponges
I recently learned something that totally blew my mind: you uh… actually don’t need soap to wash your dishes. Or at least, that’s what one cleaning brand called Goodbye Detergent claims, thanks to their Original Spaghetti Scrub. Spaghetti Scrubs are an environmentally friendly sponge alternative.
Jul 18, 2018
The $13 Tool That Solved My Most Annoying Cleaning Problem
One of the worst things about being an adult is having very specific problems you have to solve yourself. One of these dilemmas I faced last year was how to clean my bathtub. I had just moved into a new apartment that was wonderful and amazing except for one thing: The bathtub was built into the wall and had a tall-ish boundary you needed to climb over to get into it. It had sliding doors on the top half, too.
May 8, 2018
Do Household Cleaning Products Actually Expire?
Do you know how old your furniture polish is? If you have to think back to a specific purchase and then do math, chances are it’s expired. And what about those other products you have to reach way back in the cupboard for — those products you only use a few times a year? Yep, almost all cleaning products expire — but what does that mean exactly? Simply put, it means that they’ll break down and become less effective.
Mar 26, 2018
Heading to an Estate Sale This Weekend? Keep an Eye Out for These Cleaning and Organizational Products
If your reaction to the title of this post was “eww“, that’s valid, I hear you, secondhand items aren’t for the faint of heart. But there are those among us who were born thrifty and live the 3 R’s of recycling to the fullest. We like saving money, staying out of big box stores, and know that estate sales are more than just great places to find unique vintage home decor. Thrifty as I might be, I’d never buy cleaning products from a “thrift store.
Mar 23, 2018
The $2 Cleaning Tool Paper Towel Addicts Need to Try
It will entice even die-hard paper towel lovers to reach for something else instead.
Feb 7, 2018
6 Genius Things You Don’t Have in Your Bathroom, But Should
As a society, we’re constantly trying to make our lives easier, speed up everyday tasks and find products to hack our routines. While we’re constantly on the hunt for new technology that can multitask for us (honestly if you told me 10 years ago that someday I’d talk to my lightbulbs, I wouldn’t have believed you), there are plenty of affordable products already on the market that can change your life—or at least your life in the bathroom.
Nov 27, 2017
This Waste-Free, Self-Cleaning Lint Remover Might Just Change Your Life
It's no-waste AND self-cleaning.
Nov 24, 2017
This Fluffy Robot Duster Could Also Entertain Your Cat
Unless you’re a certified germaphobe, you’ve likely dropped the ball on doing housework at one point or another. This furry robot cleaning ball will allow you to keep your hands and floors clean while it does the dirty job of dust busting. As robotic cleaning options go, the multi-functionality and quirky appearance of the Mocoro Robot Cleaning Ball put it a step above the rest.
Oct 8, 2017
We Tried These Bathroom Drain Snakes To Unclog a Sink & OMG The Hair
Snaking the drain is one of those nasty jobs that we put off, and just deal with a clogged or slow draining sink or tub because we don’t want to bother with calling the landlord, or figuring out how to do it ourselves. Like so many things, after we actually do it, we realize it’s just not a big deal and wish we’d done it sooner. It’s also satisfying —and gross.
Sep 25, 2017
Cleaning Time Capsule: Vintage Ads to Remind Us All What It Was Like Back in the Day
Many of the cleaning brands we use today have been around for decades—some have even been around since the 1800s—and that means that over the years, they’ve seen many a marketing campaign. Flipping through old magazine ads for the products we still know and love is quite the experience, and so is watching vintage television ads from generations ago. Some are questionable, some are hilarious, and some, surprisingly, aren’t really all that different from how they are today.
Aug 17, 2017
12 Top-Rated Vacuums (That Are Cheaper than a Dyson)
A low price point doesn't always mean low quality—in fact, some of the least expensive vacuums out there are among the highest rated.
Jun 28, 2017
I Tried It: Goodbye Gross Disposables, Hello Silicone Sponge
Can a silicone sponge replace your basic disposable kitchen sponge for life, or does it sound too good to be true?
Apr 26, 2017
The Cleaning Mistake I Didn’t Know I Was Making (But I’m Going to Keep Doing Anyway)
Back when I Kon-Mari-ed my cleaning supplies, I dutifully refilled my homemade baking soda dispensers (jars with holes hammered into the lids) and my re-purposed white vinegar squirters (empty dish soap bottles) so I’d have one of each in every bathroom. I use these ubiquitous homemade cleaners to scrub and disinfect all our sinks and toilets — or so I thought.
Apr 10, 2017
Relive your ’90s Childhood & Clean at the Same Time with Cleaning Slime
Bring back the glory days of your 1990s childhood in one fell swoop with this effective—but also really, really fun—way to clean. It starts with a few handy household ingredients, which become mixed into a substance similar to Nickelodeon Gak (remember that stuff?). You can use the resulting goop to reach crumbs in hard-to-clean crevices all around your home (plus your office and your car).
Feb 5, 2017
Behold: The World’s Most Beautiful Cleaning Tools
Beautiful cleaning supplies are so underrated. Just allow me to list for you a few of the perks of splurging (and some of these are certainly a splurge) on some seriously stylish tools. One, if you have limited storage, you should buy gorgeous brooms and brushes that are chic enough to leave out in the open on hooks in the entryway or on a shelf in the kitchen — I mean, these handmade beauties are practically art.
Sep 19, 2016
Everyday Savings: Simple Tips to Extend the Life of Your Kitchen Sponge
Nobody likes to throw away money. Even though kitchen sponges are, like, 50¢ a piece, there are still some small, simple habits you can do to squeeze more mileage out of your most hardworking kitchen tool. Ta da! Instantly, your tools last twice as long. Chances are, a smaller sponge can still tackle all your normal use with finesse. In fact, it might make it easier to get into tight nooks. Get yourself a sponge holder that will keep your sponge upright and let air flow all around.
Jul 5, 2016
15+ Glorious Uses for Wax Paper at Home
Add wax paper to the long list of items with surprising applications and usefulness well beyond their original purpose. Wax paper (as opposed to parchment paper) has a thin layer of wax on each side, and was designed to keep food fresh longer. Its both water resistant and non-stick — two attributes that make this handy item versatile and helpful, even outside the kitchen. Rub a sheet on the teeth of a zipper to discourage snags.
Oct 10, 2014
We Tried It: The Miracle Grout Pen Test, Before & After
We’re always on the hunt for the latest and greatest (and easiest) cleaning tools, so when our Apartment Therapy Office Manager Nelly came into work the other day raving about a project that transformed her dingy, rental bathroom grout, our ears perked right up. No doubt it has to do with the fact that she’s expecting, but Nelly’s been doing all sorts of nesting lately.
Jan 27, 2014
The Neat-Freak Solution to Storing Kitchen Cleaners
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) From The Kitchn → Two Ways To Store Dish Soap and Other Kitchen Cleaners (Besides by the Sink).
Oct 3, 2013
Bissell Little Green Machine
It’s been a tough month around our household. A series of bad health incidents was capped off last night when we discovered our cat Eames had urinated on our bed. A small, but noticeable amount of blood was at the center of the large damp spot that soaked all the way down to the mattress itself. This is often the sign of a urinary infection (we think recent overnight guests stressed his system), so now the little fella is at the vet getting tested.
Nov 28, 2007
Jig-A-Loo Lube In The Test Lab
Product: Jig-A-Loo All Around LubricantPrice: $14 Rating: Recommend*(This is from our guest tester, Jenny G., who won a bottle of Jig-A-Loo in this post. Thanks, Jenny!)Short version:The incredible squeak of the front door still exists, but we still really like this can of Jig-A-Loo. Long version:The first test was, of course, the squeaky front door hinges. The squeak won’t stop–apparently, as one of the original commentators said, we need to get inside the hinge to stop this squeak.
Aug 21, 2007
WD-40, Who Knew?
We were recently sent this bit of info by our father, who revelled at the opportunity to contribute to the blog. It’s a great little story about the invention of WD-40, which, it turns out, was never intended for lubrication at all and has, as its basic ingredient, nothing other than fish oil!“I had a neighbor who had bought a new pickup.
Jan 30, 2007
The Monkey Hook in the Test Lab
Product: The Monkey Hook picture hanger Designer: A Monkey & A Marketer Price: $11.25/30 hooks (10 original, 10 gorilla grade, 10 flush mount) Rating: Recommend* Like trying to reinvent the mousetrap, a product comes along every now and then that DOES make a significant improvement in an ancient field. The Monkey Hook is one of them. An ingenious and simple design, The Monkey Hook uses one rigid piece of wire to replace the need for a hammer, pin and hook.
Jan 18, 2007