Music and cleaning have always gone hand in hand for me. I can clean without music, but I am so much happier when I can sing along while scrubbing. It’s true that my husband heard me long before ever set eyes on me. He was based at the Chemikal Underground “office” which was located in the flat opposite mine at the time. I wish I could say that I was young and glamorous, but that would be a lie. I worked nearby in the accounts department of a well known national car repair company, and I sported a delightful red bolero style jacket that had an image of a smiling tyre and exhaust embroidered on it. Sexy…..not!
I would finish work at 5pm, walk the short walk home to the flat and that’s when I would play music and tidy up. Probably singing along too. It was some time later before I finally met the boy that was to be my husband, and he found out that I was the girl across the landing that used to vacuum and play loud music!
Some things never change. Today I was alone at work, so had my wee DAB radio in my bag. I like to change things up a bit, so today was Clyde 2, I think it may have taken over form Gold. It plays a mixed bag of music, not contemporary “indie” music like my beloved BBC Radio 6, but good “oldies”. I was using my soft cleaning paste to clean a stainless steel sink, while singing along to “Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)” by Abba. It’s good to happy at work, and I generally am.
I find cleaning to be quite meditative, it must be the repetition of movement that allows my mind to wander and develop ideas. While cleaning today, I was thinking about all the questions people ask about the products, and it struck me that the question I am asked most about the humblestuff product range is “what can I do with the paste?”. Just about anything you want. Honestly. I cleaned a sink, microwave, cooker top & hood, oven door, bath, tiles sink today, to name but a few. Armed with the soft paste and lots of clean soft cloths, I feel that I can rise to any cleaning challenge that I am called upon to deal with.