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Well... it's sometimes amazing how someone (like myself) can be so smart in some areas but so incredibly dumb in others. Take, for instance, the areas of cooking and cleaning. Now I am by no means suggesting these are the sole domain of women. However, my wife is far more educated in this realm than I.

The last time I attempted to cook something (which wasn't even that difficult, if I recall correctly), I nearly committed arson. More recently, however, I decided that I should clean my bathroom. At the moment, I have an important paper to write, therefore, in the name of procrastination, mass cleaning was about to commence. Believe it or not, there's actually a Facebook group dedicated to this as well, so I'm not the only one who does this (which is good to know).

So I took spray bottle of Lysol and decided to start cleaning. Before I continue, I just want to add that I have an advanced background in such areas as medicine, chemistry, genetics, etc. The reason I'm adding this in isn't to "pat myself on the back" but to hopefully explain the absurdity of my situation. This Lysol spray apparently has bleach in it and for some reason or another, I never bothered to check this or if I did, I didn't take notice. Whatever the case, I used it and probably too much of it. Can anyone here see where this is headed?

The vapors from my now bleach-infused bathroom permeated not only the lavatory, but the rest of my apartment. I suppose I got a bit carried away with the spraying, as I tend to do. That might explain why my mother didn't let me "help" her use the Glass Plus as a child. Of course, that didn't -- and still doesn't -- have bleach in it. The fumes from the bleach started irritating my eyes, nose, throat and I began coughing. I even started having a "heavy weight-like" feeling on my chest, in addition to mild pain there as well.

So I knew this wasn't a good thing. I quickly opened up my windows, turned the AC fans on (instead of leaving them on "auto") and placed my air purifier in the bathroom, turning that up to the highest setting. I also called my wife to tell her. She was displeased overall and questioned my sanity (what little there is left of it) in my cleaning technique, but happy to know I got to work dealing with the situation. At present, I am pleased to report that the odor has been slowly -- but surely -- dissipating and the side-effects I was experiencing before are now gone.

Since my bathroom is still a bit "smelly," however, I plan on telling my wife that when I relieve myself, I make use of my balcony. Her response will be golden, I promise you. :D

Anyway... that's my story. I now know that I shouldn't use bleach products to clean or if I do, I should use far less of them -- and as G.I. JOE said back in the 1980s: "Knowing is half the battle!"

Yes, this is what my wife has to put up with. Please send all condolences my way and I will forward them on to her. Thank you. :innocent:

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I for one like the smell of bleach and use it quite often(diluted with warm water),lol I wipe down almost anything that one touches, of course not on anythign that can be ruined! Love that smell of bleach, wife doesnt feel the same though


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lysol.. it's like a multipurpose thing isn't it ??


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The last time I attempted to cook something (which wasn't even that difficult, if I recall correctly), I nearly committed arson. More recently, however, I decided that I should clean my bathroom. At the moment, I have an important paper to write, therefore, in the name of procrastination, mass cleaning was about to commence. Believe it or not, there's actually a Facebook group dedicated to this as well, so I'm not the only one who does this (which is good to know).

I do this too! But I know why. It's because when my environment is clutter-free, my mind follows suit.... so then I am ready to think clearly. However, I clearly know not to use Lysol anything. That stuff'll kill you. Or, in your case, almost kill you. :hehe:


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light a fragrant candle in the bathroom

it will help with the smell for when she gets home =)

I'd wait for the chemicals to dissipate first. I think they may be combustible. ;)

Two points:

1. My wife and I aren't living together yet. We will be relatively soon, however. Our visa is on the way! :)

2. An explosion would be awesome. So long as I'm not in it, no one is killed, and I'm not blamed for it. :devil:

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Well let me also add, kudo's to you for at least trying. Well done.


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i thought about that as I typed it.. but i think it should be fine

maybe start the candle out in the living room and move closer slowly =)

Good plan. Sneak up on it slowly. It may mean the difference between singed body hair and singed body. :thumbs:


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light a fragrant candle in the bathroom

it will help with the smell for when she gets home =)

I'd wait for the chemicals to dissipate first. I think they may be combustible. ;)

Two points:

1. My wife and I aren't living together yet. We will be relatively soon, however. Our visa is on the way! :)

2. An explosion would be awesome. So long as I'm not in it, no one is killed, and I'm not blamed for it. :devil:

gosh .... you showed your wife a preview if you get creative with project "cleaning"..she knows now what to expect :wacko:

Is it "spring cleaning fever" pool??

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Think it was Garys wife had to go to the hospital due to cleaning fumes, (after she passed out)


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LOL! Too funny. I am glad you are ok though, lysol is some strong stuff.

I have 3 cleaners for different parts of the house.

Kitchen: Fabuloso (Love that stuff from when I lived in Mexico)

Bathrooms: Not sure what its called but its made by Lysol however its "green" so its A LOT lighter.

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I am oldest of 8 kids and have had to clean for YEARS and am quite OCD about it. Hubby takes a spray bottle of Windex and cleans the whole house with it. I have lavender scented Windex and the bottle was 1/2 gone when I came home Saturday. LOL! Sweet man! At least he cleaned and I am not complaining. He just owes me a bottle of lavender windex. HAhhahaa


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LOL! Too funny. I am glad you are ok though, lysol is some strong stuff.

I have 3 cleaners for different parts of the house.

Kitchen: Fabuloso (Love that stuff from when I lived in Mexico)

Bathrooms: Not sure what its called but its made by Lysol however its "green" so its A LOT lighter.

Everywhere else pledge

I am oldest of 8 kids and have had to clean for YEARS and am quite OCD about it. Hubby takes a spray bottle of Windex and cleans the whole house with it. I have lavender scented Windex and the bottle was 1/2 gone when I came home Saturday. LOL! Sweet man! At least he cleaned and I am not complaining. He just owes me a bottle of lavender windex. HAhhahaa

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