I am so pleased my last post struck a chord with so many of you – I really think that there needs to be more authentic discussion amongst us bloggers – if I want to read fantasy I can pick up Country Living or the like – but here in blog-land I want to read about how life is for real.
I have leanings towards perfectionism – although you wouldn’t know if you saw my house, but it is very easy to get caught up in wanting a perfect marriage, a perfect home, to make perfect cakes etc and have work/life balance that is spot on. There might be a few people out there that achieve it and good luck to them, but here at Gigibird you will find my life with all it’s imperfections. It’s very easy to read about other people and think your own lot is – crap. Thinking about the starving and homeless of the world doesn’t help me; it just makes me feel guilty. Comparison shopping is a dangerous thing and for the most of it what we hanker after very probably doesn’t exist.
That's the heavy bit over you're be pleased to hear, what I want to share with you today is my up and coming experiment regarding cleaning products! Don't flick to the next blog I promise to make it fun, honest:)
I don't know about you but I have always wondered if I went back to using cleaning products of "yester-year" whether my house would sparkle like we are lead to believe they did all those years ago? I think that a lot of that had to do with the fact that housewives were spending up to 7 hours per day cooking and cleaning; that's more than today's housewife does in a week according to a survey I read about in the Telegraph last week.
While I was at the village ironmongers on Wednesday buying my mixer I bought borax, bicarbonate of soda, and white vinegar. I have also got a few ecco products so there will be 3 tests. I could say for the sake of this experiment I have allowed my kitchen to get really dirty but I haven't, it is just really dirty!. The Good Housekeeping Institute has nothing to worry about, it's just a bit of fun.