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Cleaning/Organizing Geeks (1 Viewer)

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I am that geek. I can't stand clutter. I love cleaning and organizing my house and classroom. I recently found this channel on Youtube and just watching a few minutes of her videos is enough motivation to get me up and cleaning. So if you are like me or you need some motivation, here ya go:

 
The missus just today turned the kitchen/pantry area upside down. Must be something in the air.....HNY!
 
Careful that you don't cross over into super-sterilization territory.
That can actually be hazardous to your immune system, and especially the immune systems of children.
I am referring to the title of the clip, "extreme clean".

Immune systems need to be challenged with exposure to alien flora and fauna.
 
I am that geek. I can't stand clutter. I love cleaning and organizing my house and classroom. I recently found this channel on Youtube and just watching a few minutes of her videos is enough motivation to get me up and cleaning. So if you are like me or you need some motivation, here ya go:



Oh wow, the blonde lady with the ugly Christmas sweater and Ugg Boots doesn't even have an electric dishwasher!
So, this is almost like porn to some of you guys, isn't it? :lamo
 
Oh wow, the blonde lady with the ugly Christmas sweater and Ugg Boots doesn't even have an electric dishwasher!
So, this is almost like porn to some of you guys, isn't it? :lamo

Were you in for the whole 31 minutes? HNY, CBS!
 
Were you in for the whole 31 minutes? HNY, CBS!

Oh heck no....LOL.
I am actually good at organizing certain things, and a complete dunce at others. Give me a shop or an edit bay and I'll have it looking pro in no time. But I don't know where half the crazy utensils, pee pots and what-nots we have go, because the layout doesn't make sense to my dunderheaded brain.

We have a lady who comes in and cleans every other week. It struck me as funny that the blonde lady didn't have a dishwasher because for most of my life, even having one didn't make much difference. That's because most dishwashers were just metal boxes that made a lot of noise and wasted water and electricity. I was resigned to the notion of "doing the dishes in order to do the dishes"...errr...washing them before they got washed.

The lady who cleans our home has her own dishwasher but she never uses it, even the new tags are still inside. She has never used it and she doesn't use ours. On the occasions when there are dirty dishes, she washes them all by hand despite the very expensive Bosch machine in our kitchen. That machine, and the Kitchen-Aid unit we had in our first house in Texas, are the only dishwashers I've ever known that actually CLEAN the damn dishes.

The Bosch even has its own garbage disposal built in, so you could literally put the dishes in it with food still stuck on them, and it will macerate and dispose of the chunks and drippings while cleaning the dishes. You don't even have to rinse them off, not even necessary to use the water in the sink, just throw them all in as they are, and they come out sparkling.

But Johanna washes our dishes by hand, because "she doesn't believe in dishwasher machines."
I find it hilarious and I prod her occasionally about it but she's set in her ways.

Happy Happy New Year to you all.
I'm getting drunk tonight, something I seldom do.
Mind you, for me, "drunk" is probably one glass of wine or one shot of whiskey, I am a lightweight where booze is concerned.
 
Oh wow, the blonde lady with the ugly Christmas sweater and Ugg Boots doesn't even have an electric dishwasher!

? Yes, she does. It's right there by the sink. She just likes to hand wash some things.
 
It was always ironic to me; when my mother lived with me during my single years, she would heat water for instant coffee in the microwave and I would heat a kettle on the stove. When my wife visits her family for as few days, I never use the dishwasher; I will use and wash the same dishes and utensils day after day....

My parents separated early in my life. When I went to visit as a teenager, my step-mother was loathe to use the clothes dryer. “Oh, that destroys your clothes!” In later years after Pops, passed, we would visit about once a year. I caught her using the dryer and she said she had gotten lazy....
 
? Yes, she does. It's right there by the sink. She just likes to hand wash some things.

I guess I missed it. Maybe it's designed to blend in with the cabinets.
Ours is brushed aluminum and would never be confused with a cabinet.
I love cleaning GADGETS if they are well made.

By the way, I heard that the LATEST generation of Dyson vacs are pretty good but I am here to say that the 1st generation were absolute JUNK.
Our very costly Gen 1 Dyson vac lasted all of maybe three years, and it's not like we beat the Hell out of it because we have an ancient Shop-Vac that we use for disastrously bad problems, and a Bissell Little Green Clean Machine for spills on carpet, etc.

Right now we have a Shark, which is actually better than I expected.
I originally had the impression that Sharks were cheap junk sold on TV infomercials but it's a damn good unit.
I really did like the electric drill polishing the tempered glass electric stovetop in that clip.

I tried to give Johanna my drill with an attachment to clean our Bosch gas range but she declined it.
She is amazing with nothing more than just plain elbow grease.

I sorta miss the old Electrolux TANK vacuum my mom used to have when I was a wee tot.
 
When my wife visits her family for as few days, I never use the dishwasher; I will use and wash the same dishes and utensils day after day....

My daughter is a would-be germophobe. Not really, but she displays some of the same quirks that germophobes have sometimes.
Karen and I have to tease her about it...she is just too weird sometimes. She takes it good naturedly.
She has seen me do that VERY THING, wash out a cup, dish or utensil and just put it away, and it gives her the heebie-jeebies :lamo

She also refrigerates the DAMNDEST things. Karen and I have watched her put the FLOUR canister in the fridge.
Howls of laughter ensued...what on God's Green Earth is making her think that FLOUR needs refrigeration?
Oh yeah, uncooked pasta too, I am NOT JOKING!!! :lamo

"Bri, was this stuff in the refrigerated section when you bought it at the supermarket? If not, why are you refrigerating it now?
Unopened mayonnaise, jars of peanut butter, I'm waiting for the day we see her put tomatoes in there, which of course will speed up the rotting process threefold.

She is 25, so I think we can heal her before she goes "over the edge" LOL.
I love her to pieces, but OMG she is soooo strange sometimes.
 
It was always ironic to me; when my mother lived with me during my single years, she would heat water for instant coffee in the microwave and I would heat a kettle on the stove. When my wife visits her family for as few days, I never use the dishwasher; I will use and wash the same dishes and utensils day after day....

My parents separated early in my life. When I went to visit as a teenager, my step-mother was loathe to use the clothes dryer. “Oh, that destroys your clothes!” In later years after Pops, passed, we would visit about once a year. I caught her using the dryer and she said she had gotten lazy....

I grew up learning to never use the dryer unless it was raining outside. We were poor and I suppose they were trying to save money. We never had a dishwasher either. As my mom and dad would always say "We have THREE dishwashers" (my siblings and me).
 
I grew up learning to never use the dryer unless it was raining outside. We were poor and I suppose they were trying to save money. We never had a dishwasher either. As my mom and dad would always say "We have THREE dishwashers" (my siblings and me).

Well, there's no question that clothes dryers suck at doing sheets, that's for sure. You get a tangled up ball with wet clothes inside of it.
But we don't have a line to hang them on outside and I'm not going to put one in so we do the sheets separately on low setting instead.

PS: I do not believe in folding elastic fitted sheets. You're meddling with the primal forces of nature if you attempt that.
Wife thinks otherwise.
 

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