22 April 2013

Why pay someone?

Forewarning: this has absolutely nothing to do with crochet. I just love DIY projects, and you'll see why.

My motto in life is typically, "why pay someone to do something, when you can DIY?" I love it, because it saves me and my family tons of money.

My latest project was last week. I detailed my car myself & it only cost me $20.

My ex-husband left a ton of old oil spots on the back seat from when he was using my car to travel to and from work, and I have NOT been able to get them out for the last 3 years for the life of me!! My daughter (who will henceforth be referred to as 3.14, because Pi is her nickname) also decided to color on the middle of the back seat. Yaaayyy pre-schoolers! But seriously, she's awesome. I just needed something to get this gunk out of my car!

Here's a picture of what it looked like before:
Crazy, right? It was a LOT worse before I vacuumed it, too. But that was just loose food junk that was caught underneath 3.14's booster seat.

Here's a side tangent, but I promise it's relevant. My aunt from southern California was visiting us last summer with her daughters. They drove out here. To Tennessee. Yeah. I did that once. I'll never do it again. Anyway, she mentioned using this amazing product on spots on her carpet at home for pet stains. It's called Spot Shot. It is seriously the most wonderful home cleaning item everrrr. No joke. ANY stain, new or set in, it gets it out like nobody's business. It's like Chuck Norris meets Margaret Thatcher's granddaughter kind of kick-butt stuff. (Have you HEARD of Margaret Thatcher's granddaughter yet? Amazing.)

Long story short, I was staring at these stains, trying to think of a way to get them out, when I got to thinking . . . that Spot Shot is the Terminator of all carpet cleaners. I wonder if I can get that to work on the back seat of my car.

Crazy me tried it. AND I WON. Boo-yah, back seat stains! Sayonara for evah!

Here's what it looks like now:
My aunt for one is super proud of me, I'm proud of myself, and my car looks like it doesn't even belong to a single mom! Winning, duh.

Moral of the story is, go buy some Spot Shot, and get to spring cleaning.

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