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Time is precious these days. The faster that modern life moves, the less time we have to do the things we’d like to. Housecleaning is one of those inevitable facts of life that eats up far more hours than we’d prefer. As you might have guessed from my toilet cleaner post below this one, I’d love to streamline cleaning as much as possible! If you could have a commercial janitorial service come to your house and take care of all the housekeeping, what would your “Summer wish” be? If you didn’t have to do stacks of dishes, scrub down the bathroom, take out the garbage, dust the mantle, vacuum the rug, or mop the floors, what would you do with all that extra time?
If it were me, I could think of endless things to occupy myself with! It seems like my to-do list is never-ending, so I could definitely use some extra hours in the day to take care of more projects. And of course, I would love to have more time in the day to spend with my family and friends – and what better time to invite company over for dinner than when you have a housekeeper around to clean up afterwards?
Cleaning the toilet is one of my least favorite chores – and I think many of you will agree with that sentiment! So when I had a chance to try out the new Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner through the Family Review Network, I was eager to take them up on the offer. Anything that could make cleaning the toilet easier is OK with me! And one lucky Contest Corner reader will win a Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner of their own, so read on!
I’ve use a lot of Scrubbing Bubbles products in the past, and I’ve always been satisfied with their performance. This new automatic toilet cleaner takes its inspiration from their Automatic Shower Cleaner, and it’s a very unique concept. You hang the bottle of cleaning solution off the toilet tank (or place it on the floor behind the toilet, if you prefer), and clip a dispenser underneath the seat that shoots Scrubbing Bubbles cleaner out three times a day. The dispenser comes with a built-in sensor, to avoid it spraying out cleaner at, ahem, unfortunate times. (I have to say, this warning on the product leaflet cracked me up!)
My bathroom has been out of commission recently due to some heavy construction, which we are just wrapping up; so I had my first opportunity to set up the unit yesterday. The assembly looked pretty complicated, but it wasn’t that bad. I wish the instructions came with a little more information, because I’m unclear as to how some of it works: Does the lid have to stay down for the sprayer to work? Is that how the sensor detects when the toilet is in use, or can it tell when people walk into the room? I’m not quite sure. In the instructions, it advised facing the spray sensor away from windows, vents, and fans; however, there is a window on one wall and a vent on the other, so I just faced it away from the window.
The Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner at work in my bathroom
I love the idea that this sprays down the toilet every 8 hours: I think having the toilet continually cleaned throughout each day is just fantastic. Obviously, since I haven’t had the unit up for long yet, I can’t say if it will eliminate the need for me to use a toilet brush – obviously, a spray of cleaner is different from a good scrubdown with a brush, but at the same time I think having cleaner sprayed at the bowl all day long will help reduce overall grime. Also, I love the Scrubbing Bubbles scent! It makes the room seem much cleaner to have this unit automatically cleaning all through the day. In all, I think this is a great concept – I have a feeling Scrubbing Bubbles will continue to tweak the Automatic Toilet Cleaner and make improvements, so I’m really interested to see where this “Automatic” line of products goes. My only concern is that one of my guests might end up experiencing a Scrubbing Bubbles bidet if the unit should go off at an inopportune time!
One lucky Contest Corner reader will win a Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner of their own! This unit comes complete with batteries and a 30-day supply of cleaning solution, worth $26! Here’s how to enter:
1. For your first entry, click here to check out the Scrubbing Bubbles product line. Then come back here and leave a comment mentioning another product that you would like to try! This step is required to qualify for the drawing.
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