Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My new best friend

I know my little kitchen isn't pretty, but it's clean. Or at least I thought it was. Mr. Quimby and I are generally tidy people; we don't have too many great big piles of messes around the house, and we have a cleaning person who comes every two weeks. She's a fantastic lady and a really hard worker and it's clear that the kitchen floor is getting mopped every 2 weeks.

I had some amazing success recently getting some white plastic tables from the thrift store really really clean using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Now, I had already cleaned these tables with soft scrub with bleach, and I had also tried to get off some of the marker marks with goo gone. But that was nothing compared to when I cleaned them with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

Recently, the kids were at school and I was putzing around the house, doing some work and some laundry, and I dropped something on the floor and saw how gray the kitchen floor was. Now this kitchen floor is old, really old, approximately 30 years old. Most of the kitchen is vintage late 60s/early 70s and I guess they really knew how to build things then because it is in incredibly good shape.  Since the floor is so old any protective finish is all worn off, so any little speck of dirt gets ground in right away. When I saw how gray it was, I decided to tackle it with my Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. It required a moderate amounts of elbow grease, but a few minutes later I was speechless at the difference.

3 comments:

Aimee @ Smiling Mama said...

Our kitchen is eerily similar to yours! How about that lovely counter top!? Now, my real question is: will you be scrubbing every single tile now??!!

Elaine Maag said...

Aimee you made me laugh. And I think we can all take as a lesson, if you don't want to feel obligated to be scrubbing every tile - don't do the first one!

janel said...

whoah. that is crazy! Maybe you should just scrub every other tile and have a super cool pattern :)

 
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