Today’s post has nothing to do with CrossFit, with Business because I’m on vacation and it’s nice to get away from time to time. First day of vacation, I’m home.
Woke up at 07:30, breakfast and out with the MTB to the usual wood that has now become like a construction site for a pensioner: irreplaceable.
Once back home I decide: it’s time to clean the kitchen thoroughly, that is if Totti does the washing machine I don’t see why I can’t become a good Putzmann.
I take the necessary steps and 3.2.1 … GO! We would have to publish an entire BLOG on men and house cleaners because I have always found myself a little in difficulty with this type of activity. Maybe because I am a conceptual guy but I believe that many tools that are used are not very efficient and definitely zero friendly to use.
Not to mention the quantity of products that one should use that have now reached a very high level of specialization. Only degreasers there are at least 4 different types depending on the type of surface; stuff for a degree in home economics.
Anyway I know one thing and that is that the floor must be done last because at least you pull up everything that ends up on it while you clean the rest of the room. So I start with kitchen cabinets. Being 1:84 high helps me get almost to the top, first to spray the product and then to pass the paper towel.
And here we open a parenthesis; if it is true that the rag works well it is also true that it takes many to not mix the various products and run the risk of generating some toxic miasma, as happened to poor Mirjana years ago while cleaning the bathtub. For this I mainly use the paper cloth. Yes I know, the forests, the trees, the planet but if we enter into these dynamics I could try to prove that the detergent used to wash rags and the water consumed are themselves a small drama for the planet. In these cases my social conscience is quite scarce, I admit.
Anyway, I clean the cabinets and I go down to the hob. It is one of the electric ones that if on one hand has the advantage of having a uniform and linear surface, on the other it obviously requires the use of another product. A bit of energy even in the interstices created between the plane itself and the recess, passing with a blade to remove the inevitable encrustations and here we are also in place. Oh God, the hood. In other words, the hood and the filter.
Do any of you have any idea of the evaporated fat that lurks in the hood filter? And above all of the fact that it takes a much more decisive degreaser to eliminate the aforementioned fat from the inner walls of the hood? And what about the position you need to take in order to pass the cloth upside down? In other words, one has to be a good contortionist to see what he is doing and if he is really passing everywhere.
Then comes the moment of the oven. Another product, another round. Here, too, cleaning every corner covered by the froth that also knows a little ammonia is no small feat. Then on his knees, in front of the oven, in this heat, it seems to be in the cemetery in front of the tomb of some dear extinct while the flowers are being changed. Strange feeling.
And we are at the sink, or the realm of limestone. The water here is very calcareous, but much and therefore requires an aggressive anti limestone. Do not believe in all advertising and above all never buy cheap products because they are almost always less effective than branded ones. The stainless steel sink is by definition difficult to clean, or rather it is actually easy but the problem is that there is always some halo. A bit like glass. Not satisfying.
Now after a full hour of sprinkles and passes, it’s time for the coffee machine, my beloved Kicthen Aid for Nespresso, which from time to time goes not only clean but decalcarized. Another product, dissolved in water and then the process while meanwhile eliminating all the signs of coffee present under the machine and in the detachable parts. I usually put them in the dishwasher but since the latter was already going, I thought about manual intervention. In the sink, just cleaned. Coffee residues, clean sink. No Rep.
Ehm nothing, someone at Electrolux will pay for this, I tell myself, but in fact maybe I just messed up the cleaning order. So while the coffee machine finishes its cycle, I go over the sink again which in the end shines even the Cullinan.
It’s vacuum cleaner time. I hate the vacuum cleaner because I have a hyper sensitive hearing problem and that supersonic whistle it produces kills me. My doctor knows this well and he saw how I react to certain frequencies during the last hearing test we did. But I have to pass it, so trying to avoid making dramas and behaving with courage I go through the whole kitchen pulling everything with the appropriate accessory. For corners; pipe directly and away. When this operation is finished, it is the moment of the mop.
Yes, I know that today it is fashionable using the Swiffer but a good pass of mop and disinfectant is never bad. So I go to the bathroom, I fill the bucket, oh my bathroom, I clean it tomorrow, I go back to the kitchen, I’ll add yet another product “that-your-son-after-can-eat-for-land-even-if-we-go -the dog “and I spend the whole floor. Now I’m waiting for you to dry to put back the chairs and also the rest of the objects.
I have moved and so I went to the PC to write about this adventure which lasted more or less two hours. For a kitchen. I break a lance in favor of cleaning women and “housewives”. it’s a grueling job and I feel like I’ve done a pure METCON WOD. But now the kitchen smells of, oh my God of chemical stuff, but I think it’s the smell of cleanliness. And nothing to clean the house requires skill in choosing products, using them and understanding the exact sequence of events to avoid having to redo the same passage over and over. Needs planning, knowledge and intuition. And it seemed to you.
And I wanted to do it to relax on my first day of vacation. And I wonder if Totti really does the washing machine or it’s just for advertising.