So last week I shared with you the fact that I was letting the team down and not really pulling my weight around the house. Instead of pointing fingers and sulking Steve and I put our heads together and came up with a few solutions to make life at home a little sweeter. One challenge that stumped us was the bathroom but VIVA sent me a few packets of their new VIVA Shower Fast Wipes for me to try out that would hopefully stop our bathroom from looking like the horrible “before“ photo ever again.
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this a few times but Steve and Aidan are just like TweedleDum and TweedleDee. They live out of each others pockets, have the same catch phrases, funny facial expressions and by some weird coincidence an almost matching wardrobe. Steve’s a very active father, they’re best mates and they do everything together. Even after a hard, stressful day filled with overtime and office politics Steve always makes time to give Aidan a bath or have a shower together then they read a few books and he tucks Aidan into bed. It’s their nighttime ritual.
Usually whilst Steve’s putting Aidan’s PJs on and reading the same book over and over again, I’m pottering around the house putting away toys, stacking the dishwasher, picking up towels and tidying up the bathroom. After having used the wipes for a week now I’m going to admit that I liked them. It took three wipes to really get the shower gleaming but it was pretty filthy. After the initial clean the shower stayed nice like this for a few days which is impressive since it usually gets covered with a lot of shampoo and fingermarks.
Steve bought Aidan a few foam toys (from Aldi of course) they’re great for entertaining Aidan while Steve washes himself. As entertaining and educational as they are, they do smudge up my glass but one fast wipe and the evidence is gone and my glass is gleaming again. For lazy cleaners like me it’s awesome. I know that I could just continue to buy the bottles and spray it on to a cloth wipe or a scourer but honestly it wouldn’t be the same. The wipes are convenient. One side is textured and you can really scrub into the grime with it. The other side is smooth to remove any residue, it’s like the product, scourer and cloth wipe morphed into one and became the VIVA Fast Shower Wipe.
I did the math and I figure I’ll use two wipes each week, one for the shower and one for the bath and sink. 2 wipes x 52 weeks = 104 wipes / 30 wipes per pack = 3.5 packets per year x $4.99 per packet = $20 a year to keep my bathroom sparkling. No need to buy product, gloves, scourers, cloth wipes, squeegees etc. Even my penny pinching husband is converted and was keen to try them out himself.
VIVA are giving 10 lucky Danimezza readers the chance to win a pack each to take their bathroom from grime to gleam with one fast wipe. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment telling me:
What do you wish you could do faster?