I’m not sure when it happened exactly, but in my mind I imagine it was somewhere around aisle 28 of Home Depot.
As I stood and argued for copper-plated light switch covers with the same vehemence and voracity I had once reserved for J. Crew Italian leather boots, I realized that somehow, somewhere along the line there had been a shift in the matrix. A universal tilt in the higher plane of my priorities. A shot to my shopping hierarchy that was surely heard round the world.
Or maybe it was only heard there in the 28th aisle of the Home Depot. But somewhere amidst the talk of copper-plated light switches and flush-mounted track lighting, something started to change.
I suddenly found myself caring about stuff I never would have thought twice about before. Huh. I guess copper-plated light switch covers really can definite an entire room. Who knew?
Now don’t get me wrong, I will always be the girl who goes to bat for a good pair of leather boots. Knee high please. And if they have a buckle, all the better. But somewhere along the line, the mundane minutiae that goes into making a house a home started to give me that same high. Oh, you know the high. The high when you buy.
And so it was, that I recently found myself in the store staring up at a shelf and drooling over this:
The Shark steam mop, safe for use on hard wood floors. See our whole house is now hard wood floors (more on that to come….we kept the originals where we could, and added new ones where needed). And for the past two weeks, Justin & I may or may not have been cleaning them by crawling around on our hands and knees with a mop and a damp towel. I’m not saying we did. I’m just putting it out there as a possibility.
So, as you can imagine, this little baby has been a dream. It has a super long cord that can reach the entire room without unplugging. Washable, reusable cloth covers. And it heats up in 30 seconds. A dream indeed.
So, there you have it….I’m dreaming about household cleaning products now. And whether or not they go with copper-plated light switch covers.
The matrix may never be the same.
So tell me, what’s YOUR favorite household purchase? Be honest….was it copper-plated light swtich covers? Because they are, in fact, the bomb.