Moving 20+ year of stuff

Moving Day Vintage

Is Tricky!

dievca is flying back to the Midwest to clear out the house.
There is a buyer – they want the furniture.
Cross fingers it goes through. XO


Something of use – the “QUICKIE”

You all are probably much more aware than dievca – sometimes she is clueless…

“Your sure are smart, but you sure a dumb.” was a phrase that her Dad used on occasion.  Please don’t think it was meant meanly, it was just social commentary.  dievca was in LaLa Land growing up – a bookworm and science geek. She was “test” smart.  Common sense didn’t arrive until later – and despite dievca’s fierce practical streak, sometimes common sense disappears to this day.

dievca has always vacuumed her hardwood floors, lugging out the vacuum from where she hides it in the deep of a closet.

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Her friends stayed in the apartment for two weeks and they find a microfiber sweeper in dievca’s washer/dryer closet.

dievca’s life is transformed.

She knew the previous renters left this flexible static duster:

Flexible static duster

It’s good for ceilings, top of the refrigerator, and that’s about it…(yes, she tried it on the floor – disaster, too flexible)

Because her friends couldn’t find the hidden vacuum, they found SOMETHING of USE!

Quickie Microfiber floor duster mop

The “Quickie” Floor Duster/ Wet Mop. (www.quickie.com)

dievca felt like an a** because she had no clue she had this available for 2+ years.  It’s making her Life so much easier.  The dust from NYC is easier to collect and the vacuum doesn’t have to make an appearance as frequently. Plus, the microfiber pad washes like a dream and is easier to put on and remove. 

~smh~


Clear Eye’s – Sunny Skies (something of use)


Do you remember being a kid with dirty glasses?

dievca does.

Then she smartened up in High School and started using dish soap to wash her eyeglasses.

Finding a sink and soap is not very convenient on the fly – so dievca moved on to lens wipes.

Too bad they aren’t environmentally friendly…

  • one use
  • non-recyclable

Something of use that lessens the environmental impact, isn’t as messy as soap/water, can be carried in a bag and offers the cleanest vision dievca has found:

Wal-Mart’s Equate Lens Cleaner at $2.88.

This brand is dievca’s favorite. The solution is good for glasses, camera lenses, phone screens/lenses, computer screens, etc. – all at an excellent price.
An 8 oz. bottle lasted dievca about a year with a clean rag/towel doing the wiping.

Argh – dievca is out~

dievca will have to make a trip to New Jersey to visit a Wal-Mart…there’s none in Manhattan.

 


“You missed a spot”


dievca grew up washing the interior windows of her house, weekly.
she’s good~
So, Master asked for help with cleaning His windows as a present
.
It’s a two-man…uh…one Dom and one sub job.
Maybe dievca can show Master her pipe-cleaning skills, too.
XO

here’s a little window cleaning fun:


How do you clean interior windows in NYC?

dievca was walking by one of the corporate headquarter buildings in NYC:  (SAP, L’Oreal, BCG, plus Tapestry – the new Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman umbrella group, etc.) and spotted them cleaning the interior windows with a boom lift.

Pretty cool.

Wonder where they store the lift after usage ~

Photo: dievca NYC 01/2018

Feeling Fresh

Herban EssentialsA friend, from north of the border, gives dievca a bag of goodies every Christmas. One year she included a couple of Herban Essentials Lavender Wipe packets in the mix.  Now, dievca hates the smell of lavender — but those wipes? Absolutely fantastic!

They are the perfect thing to use when heading to Master’s place from work. Convenient, good size, effective, strong, etc. dievca cuts them with water for personal usage if needed. (Otherwise, peppermint can be a leeeetle touchy….) The essential oils are antibacterial, antiseptic and therapeutic.

Herban Essentials Orange

For thousands of years essential oils have been used to promote physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being.

dievca decided that the orange essential oil has the best smell (lemon comes in second!), but she loves citrus. Very uplifting and invigorating.

she will be traveling with them this spring!

Perhaps you would be interested in another scent:

Herban Essentials Lemon Lavender Peppermint-Lavender essential oil is incredibly versatile and balancing, it promotes healing and prevents scarring.  It can also be used to relieve headaches and muscular pain as well as to promote sleep.

-Lemon essential oil is stimulating and therefore enhances memory and concentration.

-Peppermint essential oil is warming and antiseptic, it also can settle an upset stomach.

-Eucalyptus essential oil works best as a decongestant and can soothe a runny nose or sore throat.

Some other offerings:

Herban Essentials Yoga Herban Essentials Pet

Started in 1997, Herban Essentials is a small family run company located in Santa Barbara, California.  Our mission has always been simple: to provide our customers with the very best essential oil towelettes in the world as a way to experience essential oils without all the fuss that goes into buying and mixing oils. Herban Essentials uses only natural, steam-distilled or cold pressed oils of the highest quality.

Essential oils have tremendous healing and therapeutic properties and we have experienced their benefits first hand. We only create products we love to use ourselves.  Our goal is to make it easy to take  essential oils on the go; the most common use for our towelettes is to cleanse hands and kill germs, but there are millions of ways to use our wonderful wipes.