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We’ll see.

January 16, 2014

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One of the cats (I’m looking at you, Emme) prefers to let her poops air-dry. Her brothers usually cover it (mostly), but there remains the fact that every so often, a bit of cat poop is scenting the very air in the laundry room. The laundry room where I air-dry my clothes.

So. I’ve used charcoal filter/fan things before, but I saw a review for Fresh2 CFL bulbs that I thought had to be a joke. They are light bulbs that are supposed to freshen the air. That sounded about as plausible as a broom that can wash dishes. (Oh, wait, didn’t that happen in Fantasia?)

They are coated in a magic substance that gets activated by the light bulb being on. I put one in the hanging light that is always on down there, and so far so good. Let me send Lloyd downstairs for a sniff to see if it’s working. (My knees hurt.)

Lauren: Lloyd, will go you please go downstairs and bring up a can of olives?
Lloyd: Black olives?
Lauren: Yes, please.
Lloyd gets up and goes down the stairs.
Lauren (yelling): IT WAS A TRICK! GO AND SEE IF IT SMELLS GOOD IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM!
Lloyd: Hmmph. I’m really not the best one to tell you. (His nose doesn’t work real well. It’s why he’s such a good middle school teacher.)
Lauren: Is it gross?
Lloyd: No.

So there you have it. After a day of being on, the lightbulb is keeping the air non-gross. That’s more than anyone could ever ask for. Except for that broom.

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P.S. Those bulbs are crazy expensive. I got a deal – 2 for $26.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “We’ll see.”

  1. CousinRachel Said on:

    Have you seen the “Cat Genie” self flushing/washing box? I bet Emme is holding out for one of those.
    http://www.catgenie.com

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  2. CousinRachel Said on:

    Warning: nothing to do with post (unless you consider the cat content.

    This is WAY cool and you could build this Lauren. No more jumping to the top of the shower and missing the landing!
    http://www.hauspanther.com/2014/01/09/amazing-german-designed-cat-climbing-furniture/

    I want some in my house and I don’t have a cat. 🙂

    Reply

  3. Brad Said on:

    That’s cool. Now if they made light bulbs that folded my laundry, I would buy them in an instant. Maybe I need to look into getting a broom and learning sorcery.

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  4. Peggy Said on:

    Wow….I never knew such a thing existed! Genius idea!! And once again, I thank you for keeping me up with things.

    But does it somehow just elimanate an order or does it actually have a scent?

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  5. Lloyd Said on:

    I’m still a little skeptical, but Lauren said she did some research and I think she falls for weird marketing less than I do.

    Reply

  6. Lauren Said on:

    As you can see, I didn’t make a post for today. I’m letting it slide.

    Reply

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