Friday, 29 March 2013

Helpful tip or worrying indictment of marketing practice?

My attitude to a housework schedule is as follows: ignore it till it's too repulsive to ignore any further then ignore it some more.

Today nonetheless even I felt moved to clean the bath. However, there was a problem. The bathroom cleaning wipes were in the kitchen where I had taken them several weeks ago in a fit of enthusiasm about a chore I still haven't done. Walking five yards to the kitchen seemed a little too much like hard work so I used some Tesco wet bog paper wipes instead. And they did a wonderful job, far better than cleaning wipes.

So, my concern is, is this the sort of handy tip that twenty years ago, when wipes didn't exist, I would have shared with a women's magazine. Or are wet bog paper (gentle, soft) and cleaning wipes (strong, disinfectant) actually exactly the same thing? In which case, should I worry more about my bottom or my bath?


  1. If you're using either wet bog paper or cleaning wipes, it's the environment you should be concerned about.

  2. Given that I don't drive or have children, I flatly refuse to feel guilty about making my life easier with the minor stuff.

  3. Good for you. I don't drive or have kids either, but am riddled with guilt about every Kenyan bean I eat and every plastic wrapper I throw away. And I'm not even Catholic.

  4. If you use bath oil/bubble bath/anything like that, or just have some baby oil, a little on a tissue wiped around the tide line melts it away nicely and you can do it while you're actually in the bath. I'm an expert on housework for the lazy - but actually my much cleaner mother gave me that tip.