We want everything, and we want it right now, don’t we? Perhaps it is our perfectionism that causes us to feel this way, but perhaps, it may also be our want to so badly have the tools right at our disposal to help get us and our family out of the constant C.H.A.O.S. we have been living (more like drowning) in. To help you FLY through your daily and weekly routines, we have put together our most complete set of tools:
Rubba Sweepa: This tool is just the best at sweeping up pet hair, crumbs, dirt, dust bunnies and more. You can even use it on carpets! You can get all along the base boards of your floor where vacuums just have a hard time getting. This is not like your typical broom where you are moving things all over the place. For sweeping, you pull it toward you, you do not push it away from you. You also do not need to pull on it very hard, just as you have found with the Rubba Scrubba - you don't have to use a lot of elbow grease to get it to work. It works by pulling the rubber brush across what you are using it on. The Handle can be used with the FlyLady Mop Mop Head, and it can be shortened to allow your little ones to help, too!
Mop Head plus 2 Chenille Mop Cloths: You attach the Handle to the Mop Head, and you can either use the regular blue mop cloth that came on the Mop Head (this cloth is best for dry dust mopping or damp mopping), or you can switch it out and use 1 of the Chenille Mop Cloths (and then you still have one clean to use the next time). The Chenille Mop Cloths have those wonderful “fingers” and they work great for dry dust mopping, damp mopping or wet mopping. When you're finished, you take the cloth off of the Mop Head, and wash it in the washing machine, and dry it in your dryer (no fabric softeners). It works great on sealed hardwood floors, linoleum, ceramic and marble tile, and is WONDERFUL on shower walls, bathtub surrounds, vinyl siding, etc. (we're still discovering places to use it, lol!).
Laundering Instructions for Chenille Mop Cloths: Machine wash, warm or cold water - absolutely NO fabric softener (or you can hand wash). Machine dry, medium or low heat - absolutely NO fabric softening dryer sheets (or you can hang to air dry).
Rubba Swisha and Purple Rags in a Bag (also known as the Swish and Swipe Pack): As you know, FlyLady does a Swish and Swipe every day, and these tools MAKE IT FUN TO GET THE JOB DONE! We know you shouldn’t get too excited over a toilet brush, but we just can’t help ourselves when it comes to our Rubba Swisha. It has that hook that gets under the rim, and it’s all rubber and plastic, so no metal scratches on the porcelain and no rust! And, well, you know how much we love our Rags in a Bag! You can use these for just about anything, especially those times when you would normally reach for a paper towel. The cloths are "two-sided:" one side is flat for sensitive surfaces and the other side has raised fibers for grabbing dirt, dust and lint. They work great on the mirrors and sink, toilet tanks, seats, etc.
Washing instructions for Purple Rags in a Bag - machine wash in bag with detergent only - absolutely no fabric softeners - let air dry flat and use again!!! PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE DYE CONTENT OF THE RAGS, IT IS ADVISED THAT YOU WASH THE RAGS (ALONE IN WARM WATER WITH DETERGENT IN WASHING MACHINE OR A BUCKET) PRIOR TO USE.
Rubba Scrubba: This is the brush that you can use almost anywhere to do almost anything! We asked you to send in some of the many uses you discovered for the Rubba Scrubba. Click here to see all the great ideas.
Premium Feather Duster: This luxurious, voluptuous, soft, exquisite feather duster contains premium grade floss feathers (gray and black with a few PURPLE ones tucked in there). Floss feathers have the best cleaning properties. It stands at approximately 30 inches tall, measuring from the bottom of the wooden handle to the feathers' tips. From the top of the collar (that holds the feathers) to the feathers' tips, it is approximately 14 inches long, and from the bottom of the wooden handle to the top of the collar that holds the feathers, it is approximately 16 inches.
The reason that an ostrich feather duster works is because there are no oils in the feathers. The fine feathers grab the dust and hang onto it. You just brush the feathers back and forth; there is no right or wrong way to use it. When you are finished, you take the duster outside and shake it briskly to get rid of the dust ("Bless the World!"). Care Instructions can be found here.
Carpet Sweepa: This offers an easy way to keep more than just your room size carpets looking great every day; it works on area rugs, too (and the corners of the smaller rugs won't get sucked up because there is no suction)! This all purple (think "purple power!"), wonderful tool will help you pick up lint, crumbs, and dirt without having to use electricity or a battery, disposable pads or even washable pads. It works fantastic with helping to get the Weekly Home Blessing done fast and efficiently, it is lightweight (which means it's easy to take from room to room and it doesn't tire you out when you use it), and it's easy to store (stand it up, hang it, or lay the handle flat to store ... you can even take the handle apart and store it that way if you're short on storage space. The "lay flat" feature is wonderful, too, for when it's time to do under the furniture). A tool that is a time saver and a space saver - PRICELESS!
FlyLady Cleaning System Complete consists of: