Photo by Christopher Craig
When watering plants, aim matters. Not too much water on the leaves or the sun can scorch the plants; the water should target the base of the plant so it can reach the roots--but not too much water, or the plant can rot depending on its water needs.
As any mother of boys knows, aim matters. Improper aim can cause any (and all) of the following:
a) a wet toilet seat cover
b) a wet toilet seat (if not lifted when the aiming occurs), making for a real happy mom
c) a wet floor
d) a bathroom that bears the telltale smell of boys with aim gone wild
I have experienced all of the above in my house. While the toilet seat cover can be washed, the seat wiped, and the floor dried, removing the lingering scent of umm...how do I say this gracefully?...#1 is a trickier matter altogether. Candles and other air fresheners can mask the scent but not remove it. I've heard that Borax can effectively remove this scent. Just mix some with warm water and scrub the floors (several times, I'm sure, will be necessary). Recently, I've also resorted to spraying my Swiffer Wet Jet to target under the toilet (where one cannot reach without removing it from the floor). My theory is that eventually this will "rinse" the area, and I can then wipe up the liquid that oozes out (yes, I really did just say that. Sorry). :)
That is my Messy Monday tip for the day. Have you found any ideas for conquering the ill effects of improper aim? Or do you have another housekeeping tip that's helped you get it together?
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