One of the things on my To Do list for this weekend is to clean my grubby, grubby house. Ok, to be fair to me it's not that bad, but a few weeks worth of busy weekends have left it untouched for a while now. More than a few weekends really. It's tough for me to get motivated during the working week, in part because I spend a couple of hours each day in a to and from commute. The last thing I feel like doing when I get home is scrubbing the shower alcove. Or the toilet. Or vacuuming. Or dusting...
Anyhoo. I have a guilty secret. I love industrial grade chemicals when it comes to cleaning. I've tried to pretend I don't, but there's a lot to be said for thoroughness. I know, I know. I'm trying to mend the error of my ways, really I am. When I get to the end of the various toxic potions and lotions I've been using I'm going to investigate some less environmentally damaging alternatives. They can get things clean, right? Even though they leave you with all your nasal hairs intact, and don't require a welder's mask?
At lunchtime today I did of bit Google goggling and I discovered a couple of slick looking local suppliers of low impact cleaning products, Todae and Neco. My, my, but eco friendly has come a long way from its hippy origins. No muesli, patchouli and saggy boobs here (although one of them does sell masseur sandals). Todae even has a retail store just a few suburbs over from me, so it's like it's forcing me to get all green and stuff. I like to shop the old fashioned way. Finger the merch. Fork over cash money.
Maybe it's me that's no so far from my hippy origins.
[Updated - 25th May, 2007: I am clearly PSYCHIC because when I arrived home last night my flatmate had done housework! I was greeted by the aroma of lemon scented Mr Sheen! O happy, happy day.]