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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Early this morning i had Bf waking me up asking me if i had wee'd without flushing the toilet.
And i said "was there toilet paper?" and he said no?
And i said well then it wasnt me because i always use toilet paper and know TO FLUSH THE TOILET!
and he said ... "well it wasnt me... how did Gatto learn to use the toilet"
We both know that the cat has been interested in this toilet and any type of running water but it didnt occur to me that he would actually use the toilet since he loves his toilet litter!!
Untill a few moments later i realised.
"Thats not piss huns.
I cleaned the toilet last night before going to bed and i put that lemon liquid toilet stuff" He still doesnt understand why there are so many cleaning products in the cabinet because one is for the floor, one is for windows one is for stains ect...

How about you? Does your bf or hubby get confused? or just use one product for everything??
post #2 of 25
I swear to God this is true!..

When i was with my husband i did everything in the house with regards to cooking cleaning etc...but!, it was my choice!!.

I was at a friends house one friday night when he rang me up to ask if he took sugar in his tea?!.

No i couldn't believe it either!!. No wonder he found it hard when i left!
post #3 of 25
How could Tony have the oppurtunity to get confused when he never cleans!!!!!LOL!!!
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by fwan
Early this morning i had Bf waking me up asking me if i had wee'd without flushing the toilet.
And i said "was there toilet paper?" and he said no?
And i said well then it wasnt me because i always use toilet paper and know TO FLUSH THE TOILET!
and he said ... "well it wasnt me... how did Gatto learn to use the toilet"
We both know that the cat has been interested in this toilet and any type of running water but it didnt occur to me that he would actually use the toilet since he loves his toilet litter!!
Untill a few moments later i realised.
"Thats not piss huns.
I cleaned the toilet last night before going to bed and i put that lemon liquid toilet stuff" He still doesnt understand why there are so many cleaning products in the cabinet because one is for the floor, one is for windows one is for stains ect...

How about you? Does your bf or hubby get confused? or just use one product for everything??
That's funny because my BF cleaned the bathroom, but not the toilet because we were out of toilet bowl cleaner. I would have used something else in a pinch. Now don't get me wrong. He was CLEANING! (He does dishes too. I have a GREAT boyfriend!)
post #5 of 25
My husband is always trying to get me to get rid of some of the cleaners. He has no idea that they are used for different things. I'm getting miffed about this because he has a lot of junk lying around that he won't get rid of to make more room in the basement and he's so busy telling me what I should throw out of the cupboard that is hidden from sight anyway! One of these days, Alice!!!!!
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
My husband is always trying to get me to get rid of some of the cleaners.
My BF doesn't like me saving containers. I threw away a whole trash bag of empty kitty treat containers. I just know I'm going to need them for something someday!
post #7 of 25
My b/f know his cleaning supplies bettre then me. maybe that's b/c I hate cleaning
post #8 of 25
Actually, I do a lot of cleaning and I know one thing for sure, that MOST of these products are not needed. Most of your cleaning products are deadly poisons that I would never use in my house. The fumes that they give off are also deadly. I don't know if many of you have ever heard this, but the air INSIDE your home is more polluted than the air outside, even if you live in the city. For the most part, my wife and I use only one product for everything. It is an all natural cleaner with NO deadly chemicals. It is made from Melaleuca oil, which comes from a plant of the same name. None of the chemicals in it are hazardous. I can clean the shower with all the windows closed and no fan on and come out with no headache. It is also non toxic to pets. Many of these companies prey on the idea that people believe that you need multiple cleaning products to get the job done. This is far from the truth. They tell you this to make money. Did you realize that plain old "hand" dish soap will also clean everything? Try it on soap scum in your shower and see how shinny it will get. There is no need for all those products. Vinegar and water cleans glass better than store bought cleaners and the acid also kills germs without deadly chemicals. If you are prone to headaches, like I am, I advise you to get rid of all those cleaners. You will see that a lot of your headaches were caused by the fumes from household cleaners. Oh and those things you put in your toilet tank to keep it clean? They use chlorine to keep the toilet clean. But, they release chlorine gas into the air which is a poison. Our house is clean and it is also deadly chemical free as well.
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by AmberThe Bobcat
Actually, I do a lot of cleaning and I know one thing for sure, that MOST of these products are not needed. Most of your cleaning products are deadly poisons that I would never use in my house. The fumes that they give of are also deadly. I don't know if many of you have ever heard this, but the air INSIDE your home is more polluted than the air outside, even if you live in the city. For the most part, my wife and I use only one product for everything. It is an all natural cleaner with NO deadly chemicals. It is made from Melaleuca oil, which comes from a plant of the same name. None of the chemicals in it are hazardous. I can clean the shower with all the windows closed and no fan on and come out with no headache. It is also non toxic to pets. Many of these companies prey on the idea that people believe that you need multiple cleaning products to get the job done. This is far from the truth. They tell you this to make money. Did you realize that plain old "hand" dish soap will also clean everything? Try it on soap scum in your shower and see how shinny it will get. There is no need for all those products. Vinegar and water cleans glass better than store bought cleaners and the acid also kills germs without deadly chemicals. If you are prone to headaches, like I am, I advise you to get rid of all those cleaners. You will see that a lot of your headaches were caused by the fumes from household cleaners. Oh and those things you put in your toilet tank to keep it clean? They use chlorine to keep the toilet clean. But, they release chlorine gas into the air which is a poison. Our house is clean and it is also deadly chemical free as well.
You make a very good point. I cleaned my bath tile yesterday with dishwashing liquid AFTER I sprayed ant killer. I don't remember the name, but the label said "safe around pets." I don't necessarily believe it, which is why I spent half the day scrubbing the tile after I cleaned up all the ants. (Of course, the kitties were locked out of the bathroom until the place was scrubbed down - I was in there with the door closed ) I would rather not use insectides at all, but there is construction going on in the apartment nest door and I guess all that pounding has caused A LOT of ants to come out of the walls. They took over my bathroom. Yesterday was war.

What is the name of the Melaleuca oil cleaner that you use? Is it necessary to rinse afterward?
Thanks!
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by Rockcat
You make a very good point. I cleaned my bath tile yesterday with dishwashing liquid AFTER I sprayed ant killer. I don't remember the name, but the label said "safe around pets." I don't necessarily believe it, which is why I spent half the day scrubbing the tile after I cleaned up all the ants. (Of course, the kitties were locked out of the bathroom until the place was scrubbed down - I was in there with the door closed ) I would rather not use insectides at all, but there is construction going on in the apartment nest door and I guess all that pounding has caused A LOT of ants to come out of the walls. They took over my bathroom. Yesterday was war.

What is the name of the Melaleuca oil cleaner that you use? Is it necessary to rinse afterward?
Thanks!
The cleaner is called Tough and Tender. However, you can not get the cleaner from any store. But, if anyone is interested you can PM me or email me and I can tell you how to order. They also have laundry detergent that works better than any store brand and automatic dish washing liquid as well, plus a whole line of products. They are all safe for you and your pets No, there is no need to rinse.
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
I swear to God this is true!..

When i was with my husband i did everything in the house with regards to cooking cleaning etc...but!, it was my choice!!.

I was at a friends house one friday night when he rang me up to ask if he took sugar in his tea?!.

No i couldn't believe it either!!. No wonder he found it hard when i left!
are you serious? that sounds just like my dad. he still asks me and my mum if we have sugar in our tea even though he's been married to her 30 years and known me 21!

my boyfriend makes my bed when ever he stays over and i make the breakfast and tea. one morning i came up to find him puzzling over how to make the bed with a small kitty shaped lump in it! wasnt sure if he was allowed to move her or had to make the bed around her! lol
post #12 of 25
Clean-I din't think that is in my hubby's vocabulary!!. He will put a dish or glass in sink when it would be (in my opinion) to put in dishwasher!!. Or clothes on floor in bathroom when the hamper is within arms reach!! He was the youngest in the family and his mother was the typical midwest farmer;s wife. He doesn't even push in the chair when done eating any meal!! After almost 20 years my attempts at training have failed. I do use alot of vinegar and water-on my hardwood floors and our main bathroom and one of the powder room are tiled with limestone-which I was told by the installer not to use any commercial products. Plus we have our own septic system and I'm always careful in what I used and what goes down any drain.
post #13 of 25
My husband knows what's used in our house: laundry and dish(washer) detergent, and a cleanser for our stainless steel appliances, which is hardly ever used (I bought it September 13, 2001, and the bottle is still more than half-full. Our range shorted out on 9/11, and we bought a new one, and the cleanser, 2 days later). I'm with John - I don't like to use chemicals, and basically clean everything - oven, fridge, kitchen cabinets, bathrooms, floors, windows, litter boxes, living room rug, and so on, with steam. That way I don't have to worry about Jamie, and the contact dermatitis I got on my hands for years has completely cleared up. I have a little jar of beeswax I use to touch up scratches on our (leather) furniture, too, but that's basically it. I love my steam cleaner!
post #14 of 25
Jerry knows one cleaning thing in that house and as far as he's concerned, it's great for everything. He loves Scrubbing Bubbles, and would dust and do the dishes with it if the cleaning around here was left up to him!! LOL
post #15 of 25
Thread Starter 
i Used vinegar in the bathroom to disinfect everything.
But it didnt remove the nasty stains in the shower.
I had to use this new purple bottle that my mum gave me.
As for the floor i use the lemon fresh stuff that doesnt harm pets.
I have to buy special products because my cat will touch every water he sees.
BUt i cannot stand the smell of vinegar in the whole house. so i bought some lemons and cut them up and put them around the house so they smell wonderful!
the cat doesnt mind so much he just stays away from it.
post #16 of 25
I like to use the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers because you just use water with them. However, I did run into a woman that didn't understand cleaners and she used the Foaming Bubbles Toilet Cleaner on her walls. Didn't do a bit of good and I had a hard time keeping from laughing while watching her clean.
post #17 of 25
Thread Starter 
lol i can immagine!
post #18 of 25
Hubby does the ALL cooking and cleaning and is great at it .
post #19 of 25
I had to use CLR on my bathtub. Tucson has very hard water and that's the only thing, short of a jackhammer, that works.

Bill is very good about cleaning. He's picky about laundry detergent - won't use anything except Arm & Hammer - he says that its the only one that comes close to getting his work clothes clean.

I turned him on to Simple Green, for grease-cutting. Prior to that, he insisted on Formula 409, to clean the stovetop and counters.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Sanctie
How could Tony have the oppurtunity to get confused when he never cleans!!!!!LOL!!!
Change name to "Steve" and you have

Actually, I have to hand him the proper supplies to clean with.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
I was at a friends house one friday night when he rang me up to ask if he took sugar in his tea?!.
That's sad, though. What did he do before you?
post #22 of 25
Eric uses Simple Green on everything. I swear, it's gonna land on his toast one of these days!
post #23 of 25
My boyfriend finally learned where I kept all the cleaning stuff a year after we moved in! VERY sad....Mommy did everything for him.

post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
I was at a friends house one friday night when he rang me up to ask if he took sugar in his tea?!.

No i couldn't believe it either!!. No wonder he found it hard when i left!

That is so funny because not too long ago I had something similar happen.
It was a Saturday morning and I had started the coffee pot. My bf ended up going in and getting his own cup of coffee because I was in the shower. When I got out of the shower he said "honey, would you mind making me a new cup of coffee because I don't know if I need sugar and cream or what and this tastes funny"
It was just so funny to me because I have made his coffee for him for so long, he doesn't even know how to do it
post #25 of 25
Tricia:

What brand of steam cleaner do you have?
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