Hello New Toilet Seat Cover.
You don’t know how happy I am to see you.
What? you say.
Oh, I have been thinking about you for several years, but there was always something else, somewhere else that seem to need my attention more.
I know it is such a little thing and if you have a toilet seat that works perfectly…well, almost perfectly, what is the need of buying a new one?
I know! I know!
You might say to me, Ms. Toilet Seat, and I know you are a Ms. because of your “know how” to make a necessary, but not necessarily “fun” job so much easier…..
…You might say, I have passed you by for other frivolous items, other items that were not practical, but impulse buys, especially when it comes to dishes for your tablescapes.
And, Ms. Toilet Seat, you would be absolutely correct.
I confess that is exactly what I have done.
But in my defense, I would be shopping on line (as I do for most everything) and I would see cute and novelty salad plates or stemware and I could envision a new tablescape that I would have fun putting together….especially if there was a Blog Hop coming up.
But a toilet seat?
Not so much.
You see, I don’t usually shop the plumbing sections of my on-line shopping, and if I do frequent a brick and mortar store, my thoughts are not on toilet seat lids.
I am sorry, Ms. Toilet Seat…I really am, because every time I clean the commode, you have heard me muttering under my breath at how I dislike this particular job.
And I know you have noted how I dress for this unpleasant cleaning job.
I look like a surgeon getting ready to do life saving, open heart surgery.
I don rubber gloves, a surgical mask and front apron as I clean in and around and up and down and in and out, front and behind,…. trying to clean and keep my distance from the bowl of water.
Product I use to clean bathrooms!
Not long ago, I switched all the chemical items inside my little cleaning caddy to a product from Norwex. It is a Bathroom Cleaner liquid, and no, I don’t get any compensation.
Norwex products are environmentally friendly and no harmful chemicals. I love the whole line of products from this company.
Now back to our regularly scheduled program.
Each time I have cleaned all four toilets….which is once a week, I vow to get a toilet lid that detaches easily to make cleaning easier.
One day, about a year ago, I was talking to “Only Daughter” and she told me she had purchased a soft closing toilet lid that detached from the toilet bowl.
Not only did the two lids, at the mere touch of a finger, close at a slow and quiet pace, Both lids were remove-able for easy cleaning without one’s nose perilously close to the germ laden toilet bowl.
I thought to myself, ok…this could be another fad item that might break after the first few months, so I will just take a wait and see attitude, because my current toilet seats worked perfectly fine… even though I could (and have) accidentally let the lids drop to an earth shattering bang that jarred the fillings in my teeth.
You know, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Plus, even though “only daughter” said the cost of said toilet seats was a little higher than the cost of ordinary toilet seats, I still would not consider it a luxury item, but an item that if not needed, one could do without.
Fast forward to the present.
As you know, I am hobbling about on one foot at the moment and as much as I like to milk a situation, there comes a time when I have to raise the white flag and say “OK, I am ready to return to duty.”
And one of those duties was of course the commode cleaning, which had went a few weeks with a hit and miss (literally) of the Captain and I giving a quick swish with the toilet brush to the job at hand.
As I balanced on one foot, hovering over the toilet bowl, dressed in my usual toilet cleaning garb,…. and imagining what would happen if I toppled over while trying to clean said subject and…..well, I don’t need to be descriptive here.
Enter New Toilet Seat Request!
I threw up my hands in surrender and called to the Captain.
He came rushing in fearing the worst and instead I stood there peering over my surgical mask, toilet brush in hand and I said calmly.
“I want one of those soft close toilet seats and lid. The ones that snap on and off for easy cleaning. “Only daughter” said you could find them at Lowes and Home Depot.”
And after a phone call to “Only Daughter”, making sure the brand was the same brand that she had been using successfully for quite some time and her assurances that the lids removed easily allowing her to place them in the shower for even more easy cleaning….the Captain was off and running to the big box store.
He returned with four new soft close, easy to remove, toilet bowl seats and covers.
So today Ms. Toilet Seat, I am one happy commode cleaner, thanks to you and your easy removal and silence is golden attitude.
It is the little things in life that please me
I only ask myself, as we all do, over any new revelation, “why did I wait so long?”.
Have a great and blessed day.