Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Home Work


Today I am joining in with Tuesday 4 Meme...
Hosted by Ann! No, not me...a different Ann! HA!

Welcome to another Tuesday 4 invented by Toni Taddeo and kept in memory of her. Keeping a home is what this week's topic is all about.

If you want to join in...copy and answer the questions in a post of your own and jump over to Ann's blog and link up! Hope to see you there!!!

Here we go...

1. Are you an impulse buyer or do you weigh the value/cost/ necessity before you buy?
I never used to be an impulse buyer but Amazon has totally spoiled me! Since you can return anything you purchase there; I find myself buying daily! I need to get a check on this soon. I am not spending a lot but the free shipping and quick delivery reels me in! I get everything from batteries to piggy bank plugs there! HA! Amazon has everything - plus two day delivery and free shipping! WOW! Again, I don't spend a lot but I spend often! I love coming home to those smiling faces on my porch!!! HA HA!





2. What do you really resent having to pay for? 
I get frustrated every year when I pay to get my car inspected. I live in PA and we HAVE to have our cars inspected yearly. The rest of my family loves in Ohio and they do not. I hate paying it every year but I just keep telling myself "At least I know my car is safe for the road".  Also, Pennsylvania has a lot of taxes on gas. When I visit my family, their gas is always at least 50 cents cheaper per gallon. This frustrates me to no end!!! Oh well, I love my state and don't plan to move so it must not be that bad, right??





 3. Do you have favorite brands of household cleaners, detergents, soaps? Can you tell us why you like them? 

My sister and sister-in-law turned me onto Norwex. And no, I do not make any money when you click links on this page and no one I know sells this! HA HA!  I just love them! They are cleaning cloths that don't require any chemicals...just water! I love mine!  I save a lot of money not having to buy cleaning products although I do use Mr. Clean erasers for anything that is tough to remove! I swear those things clean ANYTHING!!!  





4. What is a typical day of housekeeping for you?
I love my Shark robot vacuum!!! I tell it to start vacuuming everyday when I get home from work. Well, actually, I tell Alexa to start it! HA HA!  I do most of my cleaning on weekends though. I vacuum and remove cat hair daily and everything else happens on the weekends. I use Norwex cloths for all my cleaning so I do not use any products except on the toilet. In my toilet I use those wands to clean it. You can read about Norwex here if you are interested. It works out well because I only have a two bedroom condo so cleaning is pretty quick and easy!!! Yay!

Now I am off to read about your cleaning habits!!!! Have a great Tuesday and thanks Ann for hosting!!!

HUGS to everyone!




41 comments:

  1. I have never heard of Norwex, interesting. Ugh, taxes...I think NY is the King/Queen of taxes and over reaching of government. We were just discussing the topic of taxes and how we probably will have to move due to high taxes because we can't afford to buy a home here.

    ANYWAYS--Have a great day! I have added you to my reading list.

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    1. Oh ugh Linda!!! That really stinks when taxes are so high you can not purchase a home!!! Horrible government management! Have a great day - thanks for following!!! HUGS

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  2. Don't get me started on taxes! I've never heard of Norwex, gonna have to check those out. Have a great day, Ann!

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    1. Not many people have - my sister found it. They are great for "clean" cleaning - LOL!!! Have a great day also Stacy!

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  3. I'd never heard of Norwex, hmmm....
    Amazon does make shopping so easy. Piggy bank plugs!!

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    1. LOL! Yes, I just ordered that this morning before I left for work! HA! I have a bank I can not use since the plug is missing so I splurged and got ten plugs for $6 on Amazon! HA - so random right?? Have a great day Abby!!!

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  4. I'm going to have to use your cleaning tips. I didn't know about either of these. I'm all over this.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. I think you will love them Sandee. They are so worth the money and you will never buy cleaning products again!!!! Also, they last forever! Have a great day also!

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  5. Hum, didn't know I could have Alexa start my robot. Will look into that. Will also check out Norwex.

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    1. Yes you can if you have a shark!!! Just add the Shark app to Alexa's skills!!! It is so fun!! I can ask her to start it , stop it and dock it!!! I am so super lazy at home now!!! She turns on and off my lights too! HA!Thank goodness for Barre classes!! HA HA! Have a great week Patti!

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  6. I know what you're talking about when it comes to Amazon, it's so easy to go shopping!! Enjoyed your answers!!

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    1. Thank Mary and thanks for stopping by!!! Have a fantastic day!!! HUGS

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  7. Oh man, I'm so glad our state stopped with the vehicle inspection thing. That was the biggest pain.
    Yep. Amazon gets ALLLL my money. I love the ease of thinking of something I need & BAM - at my door in less than 2 days. This is what I thought the future would be :)

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    1. I am cracking up right now at your comment Rebecca Jo because I completely agree!!! Now all we need are little doors in the floor that beep and open when a package arrived through it!! LOL! Modern day Jetsons!!!! Have a great day!

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  8. for a minute there I thought this was 1950s. Favorite household cleaners, typical day of housework? wow. We just aren't on the same page today Ann. :-) I have live a lot of places but I couldn't leave PA fast enough. I went to school in Pit and lived on the water in Erie. Glad you love it though! That is all that matters.

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    1. LOL Margaret!!! I think because I was born and raised near the city of Pittsburgh and I have always been in love with my city! I would prefer a little more warmth though! HA

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  9. I have heard about cleaning cloths that don't require products but didn't know the name. Will check that out!

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    1. They are great Terri! I love mine - You just have to trust that the rag is really disinfecting...lol!

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  10. Not a great fan of online shopping as it does hurt brick and mortar business quite a bit. I never heard of those cloths but they look interesting!
    In NJ a new car is inspected every 4 years and a much older car every 2 years.
    Thanks for participating.

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    1. I agree so much Ann but it is so hard not to do it. I have been looking for piggy bank plugs for months and found it right away on Amazon! For big purchases like appliances though - I will buy local and family owned from now on - that lesson was learned the hard way! HA!

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  11. I have heard of Norwex from a friend. I will have to look into it. I like Amazon too, but I have to keep myself in check with it. But when I need something in a hurry, they are fast and reliable and I don't have to waste gas!

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    1. Agreed Susan!! Almost too convenient sometimes - especially for very heavy things! HA! Have a great day!

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  12. Having Amazon Prime is dangerous for me but so far I've controlled myself.
    I hate the yearly inspections too plus the county I live in you also have to have a yearly emissions testing with your inspection so it costs way more than it did years ago.

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    1. Yes Ann!! Me too! Emissions and inspection is the worst but at least it guarantees I have a safe right? HA HA! I wish I controlled myself! HA

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  13. Okay you and I are both addicted to Amazon Prime - I think they are taking over the world - seriously!

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    1. Yes, I agree they probably are but it is making our lives SO much easier!! I am saving on gas going shopping too! HA! Sad for the little stores that can not compete but I need every penny these days!

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  14. I hate buying gas! It isn't even that expensive here compared to the rest of the country. I still don't like it. Hahahahaaha Loved your answers! Have a nice week.

    http://lorisbusylife.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Lori - I hope you have a great week also!

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  15. I've heard soooo much about Norwex and am going to check it out after I finish this comment. Yes, Amazon is addicting and I buy absolutely everything off of it. Thanks for stopping by today.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by also! Have a fantastic week Lea! HUGS

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  16. I live in a state that doesn't have inspections...but I sometimes think it should! Some of the vehicles on the road don't look safe at all.

    My friend Carolyn is a Norwex consultant. I have never tried the products, though. I tend to use Method or Mrs. Meyers, which are supposed to be "cleaner" cleaning products.

    Yeah, I buy a lot from Amazon too, but I am really frustrated with myself for doing so. I figure that brick and mortar stores are going out of business because they can't compete with online, and, of course, when stores close, that puts people out of jobs.

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    1. You should test out Norwex especially since your friend can probably give you a good deal! I save a lot of money never having to buy cleaning products! I agree it is sad for the little stores that can not compete but I need ever penny these days! Have a great week!

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  17. Enjoyed reading today's post! I am the oddball out though. I think annual inspections should be mandated (some of the vehicles on the roads aren't fit to drive/ride in). I don't shop Amazon or use self-checkouts (you didn't ask). I have heard of Norwex and really like the laundry detergent.

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    1. Ah yes Robin...my sister swears by the laundry detergent... I have not tried it yet. I also do not use self checkouts though...I figure that they need to provide that service for me if I am driving there - HA! Keep some people employed somewhere!

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  18. I used to have a robot vacuum, but I kept breaking it. :( I wonder what I was doing wrong ...

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    1. Not sure - I heard different brands and models are better or worse but I ended up buying a Shark since my sister had one and loved hers. It has a dock and I have to clean it every time I run it but it works amazing!!! It crawls under everything and rarely gets stuck! It gets a work out and it doing great! Not sure of the model but it is the first model that had wifi so Alexa can talk to it...it is pretty old at this point but AWESOME! Have a great day! HUGS

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  19. Norwex sounds interesting, will have to look into that!
    Thanks for joining in!!

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    1. Thanks for hosting Annie! Have a great week!

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  20. I do a lot of my shopping on Amazon, too...even for just basic things...tea, copy paper, ink pen refills, underwear, etc. I feel good about the fact that is money that is NOT going to Walmart. LOL! Have a great rest of the week and weekend! :)

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    1. LOL Rebecca! Amazon has revolutionized MY world!!! HA HA! I can need something last minute and get it in two days!! That is sooner than I would be able to work in a trip to the store!! HA HA! Have a great day!

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  21. I am not much of an impulse buyer or shopper. I usually get things I need, or think about for a while and really, really want.

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