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Okay so there are times when timing is everything:
♦ Hitting every green light on your way home from work on a Friday
♦ Getting stuck working the midnight diner shift and your absolute favorite band walks in the door at 2 am after their gig
♦ Getting your concert tickets upgraded because you were next in line
♦ Breaking an entire bottle of nonpareilles in your trunk then realizing you JUST bought Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Rollers and a Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller from Walmart
I had just finished my shopping at Walmart when I started to push my buggy out of the store and in literally the 35 minutes I was in the store it went from nice Fall temperatures (60F) to borderline Winter (like 40F). And of course yours truly didn’t have a warm jacket on or even a long sleeved shirt. Nope just my football shirt that’s a thinner t-shirt material. Now I stood there for a minute contemplating “do I keep the 976 bags of groceries in the cart and push it out with me only to have to bring the cart back to the bin OR do I try to carry all 976 bags and run to the car?”
Needless to say my lazy side won out and I loaded up my forearms with the bags (including a gallon of milk AND a bag of potatoes!) and made a dash to the car. So the first thing I should have not forgotten is that yours truly is having another shoulder surgery in the next month so it wasn’t the wisest decision to carry them like this. Why do you ask? Yeah… see all those 987,679 nonpareilles in the picture above? That’s the result of my dropping the bag that contained them and having the container shatter in my trunk having them go EVERYWHERE! And why did I drop them.. my shoulder gave out and the pain kicked in. Yeah, push the cart next time Lori. LOL
So let’s back track for a minute. I’m in Walmart and I get this text from Mr. Fantabulous “Honey, do you have a lint roller? I need to clean off my speaker covers?” As luck would have it I do have one…in my office desk drawer as I hate if I’m eating lunch and I get crumbs on me. Plus it’s great to brush off any pet hair or sweater fuzzies. Scotch-Brite™ Lint Rollers help keep my clothes lint, hair & fuzz free! However that doesn’t do him any good, right? So a quick push over the laundry aisle and I grabbed a twin pack of the Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller – one for home and one for my car. These are perfect for getting that stray hairs, lint and fuzzies I seem to always have on my pants. And now that it’s getting colder we tend to generate more static electricity which means even more stuff sticks to us and our clothes. Anyway, I’m going through the store and had to head over the housewares section to get some more hangers when I spotted their Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Roller version. 50% stickier? That’s AWESOME These lint rollers can be found in the cleaning aisle, sewing & notions or closet & laundry Sections.
That’s the great thing about these lint rollers; they aren’t just used for lint! They work awesome to clean off speaker covers, felt, that dryer lint and dust that gets everywhere when you try and clean out the lint drawer, window screens….and cleaning up a bajillion nonpareilles that spilled all in the trunk of your new car! So how’d it happen? As I said I was carrying all of those bags and was running to my car. No biggie, we’ve all done it. However I made two HUGE mistakes when I did this.
- I didn’t take my keys out of my purse BEFORE I loaded up my arms with the bags
- I have a bicep tendon tear and am having surgery which means I should have never loaded up my arms in the first place!
As I got to my car I then realized that my keys were nowhere near my hands. I got to my car and thought I set the bags down easy on the concrete while I fished out my car keys from my purse. Finally I opened up the trunk and grabbed the first bag… the bag that contained the container of the nonpareilles. I set it down in and saw a few fall out of the bag. Well I wasn’t paying attention and picked up the bag only to have it tilt open and dump the entire container of these things all over my it-was-clean-when-I-left-the-house trunk! Apparently when I set the bags on the concrete I must have hit this bag too hard off of the ground and actually broke open the side.
I was NOT happy about this as I just bought these things AND it’s my new car! It got dirty! Normally when my car gets dirty I lug out the shop vac or hit up the local car wash and sweep it out however I was nowhere near one AND these things were EVERYWHERE! Then I remembered that I had just bought the lint rollers! I grabbed the Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Roller, took out of the “cover” and just started slowing rolling. OMG dude! No seriously, DUDE! It was like magic! Every beautiful little colored nonpareil was sticking to the lint roller as I slowly rolled it across the trunk carpet! These lint rollers have 50% more adhesive to grab which means it grabs bigger stuff like clumps of pet hair and crumbs. AND these Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Rollers have bonus sheets available too!
Once a sheet got full I just simply grabbed the one end, pulled it up and then tore it off at the next sheet. Since there were so many of these I went through 3 sheets. But then I saw I had some that had gone into the corner, where the lint roller couldn’t reach. Now I did try to pick them up with my fingernails however they just went all of the place. Then it dawned on me… just use a sheet! You see each sheet tears cleanly AND they guarantee it! I tore off the last sheet as I still had a lot of “sticky” area left. I then just placed a sheet flat in the corner and used my fingers to push it into the corner. I slowly lifted up and the sheet pulled up every last one that, when left on the roller, couldn’t reach!
As you can see by the pic below these things are amazing! My trunk carpet looks brand new and this whole clean up took MAYBE 2 minutes! I’m so glad I had these on hand and the fact that these aren’t just for clothes, sweaters, jackets… apparel! In this case it’s perfect for carpets, trunks, car seats, table cloths (AWESOME for crumbs!), table runners…the list is endless! I mean think about when your dog sheds and you get fur on your drapes as it walks by? Cleaning drapes can be expensive just to remove the excess fur! Just roll these lint rollers along them and watch the hair immediately stick!
I love this video from Scotch-Brite Brand featuring their Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller tackling the mess even the most adorable of puppies make! It’s so absolutely true – love is messy…especially when you have pets and a Mr. Fantabulous in your life *wink*. Seriously guys I am loving these and have them now in my house, one in my kitchen, one in each car and one in my office desk.
Checkout how awesome the Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller picked up the stuff on my carpeted floor mats!
Not sure how these amazing Scotch-Brite™ Lint Rollers fit in every day situations, check out their site. See how you can put these amazing Scotch-Brite™ Lint rollers in new pet gift baskets. Get some amazing inspirations there! Share how you use these and where? Pet hair? Crumbs? Sprinkles… lol