Archive for October 2nd, 2013

Change the World Wednesday – 2nd Oct

uhoh humpdayYes, it’s Humpday!

CTWW is always on Humpday.

This morning, I woke up at 7, looked out the window and it started raining, so I went back to bed.

Only logical thing to do.

Got up two hours later, still raining. I fought the urge to go back to bed, luckily the need for fresh strong Brazilian coffee overcame the urge.

Cloro has bedlamed, breakfasted and peed in the right place, so I have a few minutes of peace and quiet in which I can CTWW while he does the snooze on my our his bed.

Most of you are/have been parents, you will recognise those moments of bliss when baby finally falls asleep after a morning of mayhem.

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This week’s CTWW, easy peasy.

This week give your home a thorough clean. Preparing for winter by checking the seals on windows and doors ensures that warm air stays where we need it … indoors. The downside to that activity is that any toxins are also trapped indoors. So, cleaning our homes using non-toxic, safe cleansers will ensure that the air we trap inside will be pollutant free!


OR … If your home is spotless and doesn’t need cleaning, take a bow and relax. You deserve a break!


My cleaning kit

My house is never clean, that’s impossible, especially when you’ve got a high adrenaline kitten hurtling around the house like a white rocket. Soil magically gets out of the pot plants, he’s learned he can push the kitchen trashcan around the floor, he loves the little plastic/wire tabs from the bread bag, the top of my printer has little muddy paw-prints, the TV remote is always on the floor, you know the stuff.

My cleaning kit consists of a broom and a mop. I don’t use fancy shit, if you can’t make the house smell nice with bar-soap and water, you’re not doing it right. The only fancy shit I have is disinfectant for the bathroom.

Oh, that’s not my bathroom; mine has grotty blue/green paint and a slate floor. Oh, my mop and broom aren’t that fancy either.

Sansevieria trifasciata - St Georges Sword

Sansevieria trifasciata – St Georges Sword

Of course, here in Rio with our springing into summer, we don’t have to worry about window seals etc. The windows are all open all day, and soon, most nights, so we don’t have a great buildup of toxins.

House plants are a good natural way of ridding you home of them. Sanseviera is good for this. I have seven pots in the living room along with ferns.

So my house, while not spotless, it is livable.

You don’t need expensive fancy shit to have a clean house.

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