Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rachel...the handy(wo)man?

Travis was in CA this weekend, and while he was gone I have been busy. (Anyone that has a baby is ALWAYS busy). I usually leave the maintenance stuff up to Travis, but every once in a while I have to step in.
We have a big bathtub in our bathroom...and both of us are bath-takers. The last few weeks the drain in our bathtub has been really clogged, so it took a while for the water to drain out. So, I did some research, online, and found this handy tool called zip it . Not only was I able to clean the drain without using harsh chemicals, but this really took less than 5 minutes, and it was so cheap and easy. I am so glad I found it. I was thinking about taking a picture of all the stuff that came up (hair, soap, a polly pocket purse, a hair tie...) but I figured I would spare you the gross image.
Then the sprayer on our kitchen sink has not been working properly for a while, so I used a nifty little trick that my brother-in-law, Jason, taught me a few years ago. I soaked the head of the sprayer in vinegar for a few hours and now it sprays perfectly.
And lastly, I put together a shelving unit for our storage closet (don't get too impressed, it was a wire one and it did not require the use of tools to assemble it).

3 comments:

Wii are the Nelsons said...

good job! I've had to be the handy woman sometimes too because I just can't wait for Mike....
can't believe all that stuff came out of your drain....I'll have to remember the vinegar for the spray

janae said...

I think I need a zip it. Where did you get it?

Monson Family II said...

I love your posts!!! Audrey is so funny! And I love your grocery store blunders- that stuff happens to me all the time.