I’m good at a lot of things. Housewifery is not one of them. I expect this will be one of many posts exploiting my poor housewifery skills. Today’s episode comes from the floor mats in my house, you know, those ones in your bathroom and kitchen. They have that rubbery stuff on the bottom so that they don’t slide all over the place. Apparently that rubbery stuff doesn’t last very long, and by very long I mean four or five years.
We had to let our cleaning service go due to finances, so I’m stuck cleaning my own house again. I started my weekly rotation of chores this week and today included washing all of the floor mats in the house. When I put the mats in the washing machine, nearly all of the rubbery stuff came off the back. It covered the bottom of my washing machine and spilled down the lint trap in the dryer. I felt like a member of the Incompetent Pool as I vacuumed out the bottom of my washing machine. These are now trash, and I’ll be buying new ones.
Am I missing something? How are you supposed to clean these things? I think they’re just old. Am I wrong?