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March 2010



Things For The House I Love

(I just noticed this post is not viewable from an RSS reader, please click through for links and pictures to the items I am talking about!)

Things I’ve bought recently that I’m really loving:

Every house needs a vacuum cleaner and although I would love to have a Dyson…spending several hundred dollars on a vacuum is just not on the top of my list. This vacuum comes highly recommended and is under $100!

I particularly like that it works for different types of floors (carpeted or bare) and the suction is very powerful. It also has a HEPA filter which is a must in my opinion! And if you don’t have Amazon Prime (no tax, free shipping), you can pick this exact same model at Target for the same price!

While we’re on the subject of vacuuming, I have to bring up this little guy. He’s been such a lifesaver since the day we bought him. Bringing out the big old vacuum cleaner is such a hassle, so when we have a little cleaning to do…we use this instead. And it’s SO easy because it’s cordless! I love it. And it’s green. And it picks up EVERYTHING. Even the girl checking us out at Home Depot said she owns one and loves it.

Almost every girl I know has a thing for containers (right???). Well I discovered the most AWESOME CONTAINERS in the world. They are called Oxo Pop Storage Containers. So why are they so awesome? Well they come in a bazillion different sizes, they are stackable, they are BPA-free, they have an air-tight seal, and they are SO easy to open and close! I’ve never used better containers. The reviews don’t lie folks. I finally got a few of these 4qt ones to hold my rice and flour in. I wish I could afford to put everything in these containers and then my kitchen would be like a wall of Oxo containers. Ok, maybe only I would think that is cool.

And if the price is a little daunting to you, I searched high and low for a deal on these and the best I could come up with was to get them at Cost Plus World Market and use their $10 off $30 coupon. BTW, I absolutely LOVE this store…it’s also where I picked up my next item…

I picked these up on a whim one day when I needed something small to fill up my order so I could reach my $30. I had never used one of these scrapers before but I read on the tag that it works on non-stick cookware, glass, etc. Now that I’ve used it, I don’t know how I washed dishes before! Have you ever washed your pots and pans and end up with a gross sponge? Have you ever ruined your sponge trying to scrape off something gooey, burnt, or sticky? Well this little thing cleans everything up so fast and easy and without scratching your cookware. It keeps my sponge much cleaner this way as well. Even if you are stricly a dishwasher person, you’ll love using this to scrape off dishes before you toss them in the washer. I’ve never seen this at anyone’s house where I’ve washed the dishes…it’s like this big secret and I am sharing it with you! Run out and buy one now. I think I got mine for a $1! And it’s the best $1 I’ve spent in a long time! :)

If you don’t trust me on these amazing items, check out the reviews. I always read up on everything before I buy…well except for those scraper things..but those turned out to be great! :)


Comment from tran
Posted: March 13, 2010 at 3:11 pm

hey, can you get me one of the scraper and give it to dad when he come to your house. thanks.

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: March 13, 2010 at 4:58 pm

sure…remind me when he comes or i’ll forget!

Comment from che
Posted: March 15, 2010 at 10:13 am

i felt like i was reading an infomercial, but in a good way! im sold! haha… i dont know what vacuum we have but alvin loves it. maybe when it breaks, we’ll look into this one. but we could use a small one. and i understand your excitement for organization lol. those pan scrapers look so useful. thanks!

Comment from Uncle Doug
Posted: March 15, 2010 at 10:27 am

Get a Dyson!!! It will be the last vacuum cleaner that you will buy. Over the years, We went through at least 5 or 6 different $200-$300 range vacuum cleaners until we bought a Dyson. With the 20% off for one item coupon at Bed Bath & Beyond then it’s not that expensive.

Comment from Erin
Posted: March 17, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Oh my gosh! I LOVE those pop storage container thingies. When David and I were registering, he really liked these containers. I wasn’t so thrilled with them, but he liked them so much that we went with them. Now that we have them I love love love them! You’re absolutely right that they are the most awesome containers!