You got me what for my birthday?

When I turned 30 I swore I wasn’t going to have another birthday. Such a decision suited my husband just fine, but with the birth of our children, suddenly I was dragged back into the fold and gradually I’ve become excited at the prospect of being woken by my children proudly bearing their home-made presents filled with love and my husband trying his best to make me breakfast (with varying degrees of success). My birthday last weekend will have to go down as one of the more memorable ones on record, but not perhaps for the reasons I had originally been expecting.

Now my friends will all vouch that, with a household of 5, I manage to keep things pretty clean and tidy at home. My husband and children could care less (unless of course they can’t find their shoes, their homework or the TV remote), but I do my best. The only thing that I refuse to do on a regular basis is the ironing. I go out of my way to buy wrinkle-free clothes and I figure the towels and sheets are going to get messed up eventually anyway, so why bother? Of course if there’s a special occasion I’ll drag the iron of the depths of the linen cupboard, but it’s a rarity.


So imagine my surprise when after unwrapping my husband’s birthday gift I am greeted by a box with the image of an iron on it and “Best Iron 2015,” plastered in multiple places. My son asked, “what’s that?” I muttered under my breath, “my thoughts exactly”. The box was not big enough to house the Christian Louboutin Maralena Flame Sandals I had been hinting all year for to my husband to get me, but surely this was a joke? Surely he wasn’t prepared to risk his life over something so, um….silly?

Well clearly I underestimated my husband, as I pulled out my brand new Maytag SmartFill M1200. “It did win the award for best iron 2014,” he told me matter of factly. As if somehow the fact that it was an award winning iron would suddenly change my obvious distaste for ironing. “Do you like it? He asked. I of course nodded graciously, all the while thinking of which of my friends I might be able to regift this award winning iron to this coming Christmas. And then my thoughts quickly turned to my darling husband and the prospect of making something good come from this birthday. It suddenly dawned on me. ‘Learn how to iron’ vouchers would be a stunning gift for my dearest husband this Christmas. Wouldn’t you agree?

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Recommended Vacuum Cleaner for Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are prone to scratching and therefore this call for one to make informed decision in order to shop for best vacuum cleaners. The best vacuum cleaner for hardwood floors does not have rubber wheels for smooth cleaning of your floor. Canister vacuum cleaners have been used for quite a long time in cleaning the hardwood floors. In case you want to shop for the best vacuum cleaner for hardwood floors, then here are the things you need to consider.

Vacuum cleaner should not have a beater brushes. These are the rotating cylinders that are located at the head of the cleaner that do have a scratching effect on the floor when you use it to clean. This may leave marks on your floor making them undesirable for cleaning hardwood floors. Moreover, heavy vacuum cleaners do leave scuff marks and scratches and therefore one need to ensure that the machine that you buy can be easily moved along the vacuum floor with ease. Vacuum cleaner ought to be capable of mopping and sweeping the floor. This is because if water is left on the floor for quite a long time it can possibly damage the wood or warp it.

Small wood floors are well cleaned using the handheld cleaners. Large cleaners often miss other areas such as corners when cleaning. This therefore requires the smaller cleaners. Furthermore the best cleaners are those that have high suction power because it removes all the dust and hairs from the floor leaving it without a single spot. Check out this small handheld best vacuum cleaners.

The best vacuum cleaners for hardwood floors include Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum. This cleaner uses WindTunnel Technology making it not to clog up when being used. Miele S2121 Olympus Canister Vacuum Cleaner is durable and comes with a collar seal for easy change and safety. Other best vacuum cleaners include Electrolux EL6984A UlitraSilencer Green Canister, The Eureka Mighty Mite 3670G Vacuum Cleaner and Bissel 81l2t PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor Stick Vacuum cleaner. The later has a V-shape design that makes it easily direct the large debris into the middle of the suction path. Determining the best vacuum cleaner is not an easy task and therefore any buyer ought to make pre-informed decisions.


Time to start my company

The company has already been registered and I am already giddy with the excitement of the idea that I too will be an employer. This started off as an off-hand comment from my husband who suggested that as a stay home mum, I could start something that will not only bring in some extra cash, but something that does not require me to go out there looking for a job. The tender from their company for acquisition of cleaning services was some kind of eye opener. It has been a blur of activities to register a company, have the necessary and submit the tender in time and the elation of having been awarded the tender has not yet even had the time to settle in just yet. I hate to think that my husband had a hand in our being awarded, but I’ll deal with that later.

My services have to be top notch and that is why I look up the top floor steam cleaners review on the internet. You should check out this! Don’t I just thank God for Google! I prefer a steam cleaner as it means my workers will spend less time to clean up as it does not require them to spend time scrubbing. The fact that it will leave the floors dry is a major plus. To add on these, it will deal with stubborn stains as well as grout and it can be used on almost any type of floor. My top floor steam cleaners reviews search leads me to even some steam cleaners with two tanks. That way, if a floor requires that you clean with some detergent you can fill up one tank with water and the other with the cleaning detergent. I am already feeling tempted to get that. There is also the advantage that depending on the model I choose to buy, I could get a model that cleans the surfaces too.