17 June 2010

be kind to your wheelie bin day



My husband has just been to put the bin out this morning, and come back in with watery eyes and a weak stomach.

Ooooo, I think that's a sign that Gill needs to clean the wheelie bin again.

As we don't have a tap in the garden, water chores like giving the plants a drink, & cleaning said  wheelie bin have to be done with heavy buckets.
Tony has a fragile back, so those donkey works remain my tasks.

I'm not sure when the wheelie became radio-active, it was OK last week I think, and the bin men haven't left me any hate mail.


So I've filled it with a 1:5 ratio of 1 squeezy of beach to 5 buckets of hot water.  

Next chore, good drying day so I'll hang out the white washing ............. it's all go



 

13 comments:

Lucinda said...

You good woman you! You can buy some Jeyes Fluid "Fresh Bin" powder to sprinkle in the bottom once it's clean and dry... it helps a bit...

Make sure your whites are whiter than white now Gill! Standards to maintain and all that ;)

Gill the Painter said...

Too right Lucinda.
I don't mean to brag but my white washing lifts the tone of our street.
I think everyone else uses blue Daz.

Jeyes fresh bin has been placed on Tony's cleaning products shopping list. Thank you

Debs @ DKC said...

Hey Gill, are you sure Tony's back complaint isn't a side effect of not wanting to clean the wheelie bin lol.

I now have visions of you cleaning the bottom of the bin, falling in & Tony arriving home to find your legs sticking out of the top

Gill the Painter said...

I shouldn't laugh, Debs.
But that would be typical of me, if it happened.

Or more likely someone pushed me in.

Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial said...

It's a pain of a job, eh, Gill? I make our eldest son take the bins out, so I never worry about it. Pete wasn't so happy the other day though, when I put out prawn shells on a Monday night (bins collected on Friday morning). Sigh.. :)

Gill the Painter said...

Hi Celia
Oh you've just reminded me talking about prawn shells.
We've got a food festival in Cheltenham on Sunday - I always buy about 10 whole salmon for £10 each from a fabulous fish counter, which I then skin and debone in the afternoon for the freezer. I can get anything from 6-8 meals from one.

I think I'll push the boat out and buy the prepared one they sell for a little more at £12.50

I don't want to spoil my lovely clean bin with fish flotsam.

Lush said...

Haaaahaha.......a subject close to my heart Grillbo!

If I ring into my Physio and say it's 'Miss Wheeliebin' they know exactly who I am - It's the nickname they gave me because I was always banging on about my wheelie - either we'd been missed out yet again, and I had to ring our useless council so many times I lost the will to live.....or... they'll only pick up if it's in a certain place.....or if we don't take it off the pavement straight after it's been emptied somebody will come along and place unspeakable things in it.......etc...etc....I could go on all day...!

I bought a wheelie cleaner from Lakeland a few months back - sort of like a big plunger wrapped in micro on a long handle - never used it - totally useless - Himself just laughed at it and got out his powerthingy and blasted it one!

I'm sure I'll find a use for the plunger tho'.....:-) !

P.S. Nice looking rocket above......!

Gill the Painter said...

I can't believe you're called Miss Wheeliebin, girl.
I didn't have you pegged as a beauty pageant type of woman, Lushpotpotpot.

I wouldn't mind buying a blaster-powerthingy, which I can also turn on the cat that's been leaving presents in my gravel.

Lush said...

Ah - moggies - might be able to help there Gilly.........
D%&n things were using my garden as their own personal latrine for ages - along with the foxes - I tried everything - those sonic jobbies placed around just seemed to amuse them, holly, citrus sprays, 'getoff'stuff etc.etc. - all no good!
The Lushly got himself one of those gas air guns which would sting if he shot them up the kyhber ( rarely does - by the time he's loaded the thing, they've gone!) The squirel has a good laugh though!
But it's a bloke thing....

Anyhoo...best thing is to douse everywhere they go with diluted Jeyes - I use quite a strong solution - no good on grass, it'll turn it brown, but you can spray plants with no ill effects, on the gravel & paths I put a very strong solution down and they don't seem to like it at all (I love the smell fortunately!)

And 'The Miss Wheelie' thing - lol - no siree - I've far too much upholstery these days - and anyway I gave them nicknames first!

Gill the Painter said...

Tony loves buying Jeyes at Tesco, and moaning about the price everywhere else he sees it.
He's a driven man.
I'll get him onto it forthwith.

You sound like you have a healthy rapport with your bin men.
Mine call me "not'er again at number 7"

Lush said...

Big Thanks to Tony!

I'll check out the price at Tesco - I go through tons of the stuff!

My binmen can't look me in the eye.......probably because they all wear wrap-around sunlasses...................!!!!

Gill the Painter said...

Ha ha ha.
The things people throw away,eh!

Lush said...

Lol...:->) You're a bad Grilly.......!

Give the Jeyes a go - especially on the gravelly stuff - it's really disgusting trying to clean that up - it works - but you need to do it at least once every two weeks.

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