Wednesday, August 15, 2007

What Works For Me Wednesday

For Rocks In My Dryer's What Works For Me Wednesday, I'm going to share two things I recently purchased from a store called Improvements that have really worked for me.

For the first item, I want you to imagine a set of stairs with white, builder-grade carpet in a house with 3 children, 2 dogs and a husband who loves to garden and then walk in the house with his muddy shoes on. Yes, you're feeling my pain, aren't you? Well this is the wonderful product I found to save my stairs . . . it is called CarpetSaver, and its an every-day carpet runner that goes over carpeted stairs. This is not the prettiest runner you will ever see, but it protects the carpet from daily traffic dirt. It also seriously cuts down on the amount of times I have to vacuum the stairs. Every week I pull it off the stairs and either shake it off or stick it in the washer and dryer. If someone is stopping by to visit, I have the stairs clean in a few seconds. I really love it and have found that it is worth the money.The next item is all about grout. If you have it in your house, you know what I'm talking about. My previous kitchen was all white grout counter tops, and I know how to get that stuff white. So when I walked into my current house right after I bought it and saw that the master bathroom is entirely white tile and grout, I thought I had it dialed in. Boy was I wrong. None of my tricks work to get the dingy-ness out of this grout. Until I found this wonderful product . . . it is Grout Whitener and it's basically paint that goes over the grout and makes it white-to-my-standards-white. It comes with a little bottle that has a top that rolls over the grout and paints the stuff on, so you don't have to sit there with a paint brush for hours. If you mess up, just wipe it off with a wet rag. *note: this is not a picture of my grout! Both photos are from Improvements.*

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7 comments:

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

I am SO with you... RIGHT THERE WITH YOU... on the white stairs (what was I thinking)? I'm gonna research that runner and get one. I am so so so tired of the vaccuuming! Bless you for suggesting this!

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow, thanks for that grout tip! I have white tile and grout in the kitchen (what was I thinking!) and scrubbing with bleach is getting me nowhere. How does the paint hold up?

Hannah's Mom said...

Oh my gosh!! The chore chart... I love it! Thank you for sharing! Great blog!

Candy said...

Thanks for the comment, and visiting me :)
I like your blog :)

Candy

SAHMmy Says said...

I want the grout whitener! I have white grout on my bathroom counters--whoever installed forgot to seal the apron section! It's permanently dingy. Thanks for the tip!

Laane said...

Great idea!

Thanks!

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