Thursday, March 05, 2009

Checking in again.


This seems to be my week to recommend things...have you tried the Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer? I have always used regular Scrubbing Bubbles to clean the tub and shower and various other things, but this stuff is beyond. The promo page says it "makes scrubbing virtually obsolete" and I have to say that it's true. I use a little scrubby brush when I clean the tub, but it doesn't even really work with this mega foamer stuff; it's overkill. All you really need is a nice soft cloth, and you just wipe the grime away.

I'm not usually one to rave about cleaning products, but this stuff really is fantastic.

In other shopping news, I have also been thinking a lot about Etsy and independent entrepeneurs in this weird and crazy economy we have going on right now. There are several issues meshing in my mind...the dangerousness and cheap quality of many items that are coming from China, the precariousness of small businesses, and the desire to keep even just a tiny bit of spending money here in this country where it belongs.

So there have been a couple of times in the past couple weeks when I needed something (new make-up and travel cases, body spray, a birthday gift) and instead of running to Target or Bath and Body Works, I checked Etsy first. For comparable prices, you can get something really unique (and safer, less chemical-laden, etc.) and put money directly into the pocket of someone who I'm sure can use it. So don't forget about Etsy and all the cool shops there. Not having to put on real clothes and search for a parking place and fight the crowds is just an additional bonus!

4 comments:

Casii said...

Here Here on Etsy!

I've been tempted by that Scrubbing Bubbles contraption, but hadn't made the jump. Anything to make cleaning bathrooms easier, right? I'll probably end up picking it up.

Latharia said...

I love Etsy ... but I hadn't about looking there instead of going out to Target.

Mimi said...

I have bought great things from Etsy, but you have reminded me to make it a regular plan, good point.

donnapiranha said...

I did buy the Mega Scrubbing Bubbles but put it in our nephew's bathroom. I THINK he's used it....once. I'll have to sneak it out and give it a try. Good to know it's so fantastic because his bathroom needs all the help it can get.

I need to check out Etsy again. I started to sew some stuff for my Etsy site and then got swamped with my graphic design and never got back to it so I have an empty store front. But I need to be a buyer, too! Good suggestion.