Way back on Step 22 of John’s de-cluttering journey he thought he had de-cluttered the clutter of cleaning materials. How wrong can you be?
The clutter Bears have now taken over and are going to be much more thorough than John, who misses things all the time. The bears have moved on to emptying the many boxes around the house and have discovered a whole hidden world of even more bottles and aerosols of every Cleaning complexion. There is obviously a lot more to Cleaning these days than bears realised.
It is a pity that the manufacturers of cleaning materials don’t co-ordinate with bathroom box makers, then perhaps the bottles and boxes would fit inside the boxes😀 This is what the bears found just by searching around properly and reading the labels :-
- Big Ted was looking for honey when he found “Fabreeze” —-it eliminates tough odours and children —- that’s what it says on the label. Big Ted though that was very bad.
- Patch found several large bottles of “Thin Bleach” —- the label says it kills all known germs and just about everything else — there are nineteen warnings on the bottle! One says ” Avoid release into into the environment” so I guess you have to shuttle it into space. That is going to put our refuse disposal charges up a bit.
- Pyjama Bear discovered 2 half-empty bottles of “Dettol”, —-multi-purpos, cleans just about everything except children. “And even bears know children need lots of cleaning”.
- Cuddley Bear dug out some “Flash” —- it seems to do everything dettol does —- but it it is harmful to aquatic life and children. So she says “Better not to buy your grandchildren a goldfish for Christmas if you use Flash”.
- Peter Rabbit burrowed in some cupboards and found “Mr Muscle” —- seems to do the same as all the others just made by a different manufacturer —– same unreadable small print on the bottle. He says “There are lots more with silly names”
- Cillet Bang —– ditto but with more power?
- Viakal —– ditto again.
- Sqezy Pow! —— it is only the name that is different.
- Whitey Bear stumbled across something called “Power Force” —— just like the ones all the others had found, but ” kills more than 99.9% of common bacteria within 5 minutes according to DIN EN 1040″. Whitey says “Who is Din En? He sounds like a Chinese doctor. He is obviously not worried about fast acting germs that can kill you in less than 5 minutes or the 0.1% that get through anyway”.
All this research and hunting down cleaning things was boring, so the bears decided to have a Wild West shoot out, —- which was much more fun than John was having. We think John is not having half as much fun cleaning his third toilet.
If Bears weren’t so cynical, they would probably think that there is just one type of cleaning product and the manufacturers just pour it into different bottles.