taking the place of Musical Monday....
I've been spending a lot of time lately with my new best friends.
The lint rollers.
You all know what these are, right? Little roller thing on a stick, covered with sticky paper, (the roller not the stick), used to roll lint and hairs etc off anything/everything.
One of mine cost me just a couple of dollars at the cheap as chips store and came with two refill rolls of sticky sheets. About twenty sheets per roll I think. They got used up in no time at all. The other roller plus a four pack of refill sheets, I got at Ikea. I think it was $4. With 60 sheets per roll, the refill pack was only $2, so a better bargain.
See, here's the thing...I'm happy enough to look at the fluff on the floor and think, "I'll vacuum tomorrow", (or next week, you know how that goes).
The rug on the couch that Angel loves so much is almost a different colour now that it is covered in cat hair.And I don't care.
But I don't like cat hairs and fluff on my clothes and I really don't like cat hairs in or on my bed. Sorry, Angel's bed. (*~*)
So here's what happens. I make the bed in the mornings by stripping it all back to the end of the bed, and smoothing the bottom sheet. It's white, so cat hairs show up easily. Out comes the lint roller. I run it over the sheet until the sticky paper can't collect any more, tear off that sheet, and go over the sheet again until there is no more hair being picked up.
Then I move on to the top sheet.
Because Angel crawls in between the sheets when I'm not looking, this sheet has cat hair on both sides, some picked up from the bottom sheet, others from Angel sleeping between top sheet and quilt when he isn't under the bed or under the couch. So I have to run the lint roller over both sides, then over the quilt. Again, both sides. There's another, thinner quilt on top of all that, but it's silk (cheap magazine deal) and no cat hair sticks to it.
And I lint roller my pillow.
I have four pillows on the bed, but only sleep with one, so three get stacked on the floor at bedtime and Angel doesn't go anywhere near them. No lint rollering needed.
All of this takes up a heck of a lot of time, at least half an hour, sometimes 45 minutes, so I try to get it done before I even eat breakfast, because if I plan to go anywhere that day, there's no way I'll get the bed rollered after I get home.
Then there's my clothes. Fleecy tracksuit pants. Polar fleece tops. And cat hairs. You can see where this is going, right?
I've now divided my clothes into house and going out. Stuff I wear around the house doesn't get lint rollered nearly as often as stuff I'd like to leave the house in.
Maybe I should shop at the Asian stalls in the market and get some of those quilted silk pyjamas to wear around the house? They'd be warm and cat hair wouldn't stick.
My other best friend is the DVD player.
You know all the rubbish on TV? I don't watch it.
I have DVDs.
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