Housewife Meets the Shark!

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This is not a REAL housewife!

Real Housewife? Kelly Bensimon
Real Housewife? Kelly Bensimon | Source
Shark Original Steam Mop (S3101)
Shark Original Steam Mop (S3101)

Hot and steamy hardwood/ceramic tile cleaner!

 

Tales of a REAL Housewife!

As my hub name indicates - I am a real housewife. This is my first job. I do the shopping, cook the meals, do the laundry and clean the house. Unlike the "Real Housewives" in Orange County or Atlanta - in Missouri - REAL housewives do these things. In my reality, those ladies are called actresses! While I admire them, of course I do! I am a housewife junky - I just have to laugh because I wish I had a chef to shout, "Henri! We are having a party please prepare the "Poisson" as I check to make sure that my heel is clean in case anyone should be admiring my Louboutin's.

In my world, I'm the one left holding the broomstick. If I'm not using it for transportation, I am using it to sweep what seems like endless floor space. I live in a two story house - the first floor is the lvingroom area and kitchen area. The living room is about 12' x 24' of hard wood floor. The kitchen is about 15' x 20' of ceramic tile.

I have two children still at home and 2 dogs, 1 cat and 8 birds at this time. The floors can be a problem and I have to clean them every day. My usual routine was to run a vacuum over the entire floor and use the hose to clean next to the baseboards and in the corners. Then I used a padded push duster type broom and sprayed a solution of Murphy's Oil and hot water in a water bottle and completed the floor in sections.

David took over the task of mopping the kitchen floor when I was pregnant with Sydney and he still does that chore to help me out. I am sure he would rather be watching football but I am not turning that help down!

Hubbing and Scrubbing

The living room is a lot of area to cover and it requires quite a bit of elbow grease on my part. I have it divided into thirds, mentally. I scrub one third of the floor and then I sit down and catch my breath and I check into hub. Gosh knows what rabbit hole I might drop down before I catch myself and continue on to part two, and so on. The whole time I hate those dull floors that are keeping me from chatting and playing around in hub world.

Commercial Advertisement

I spotted a shark in bed!

I had just finished a day of hubbing and scrubbing and I finally got to get into my bad bed and flip on some late night television and there it was - an advertisement for The Shark! I recorded that commercial, woke up my husband because he is so easy to take advantage of when he is in slow wave sleep, and I said, "look honey! Will you buy me that shark?"

Dazed and confused he gave me a squint and a smirk and said, "sure lets get a shark maybe it will eat the cat."

"Nooooo!" I say in soothing voice, "it is a steam cleaner for the hard wood floors and it works on ceramic tile too! You wouldn't have to scrub the kitchen floor anymore - I could do them all with this machine" I say all excited and breathless. "It cuts through dirt and sticky soda with no problem! It cuts through dirt on hardwood floors like it's nothing! It practically cleans the floors all by itself!" I continue because he isn't making me stop.

"Whatever you want, Kelly, go buy a shark, a lion, tiger or bear! Good night!" he huffed.

I took that as a yes!

Dave said I could have the Shark!

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My floor....eeewwww....

Regular Mud! Yuck!
Regular Mud! Yuck! | Source

After 5 fair sweep overs....

It pushed the dirt around a lot at first.
It pushed the dirt around a lot at first. | Source

After about 5 minutes....

Looks pretty good!
Looks pretty good! | Source

Results on hardwood floor!

I love shiny floors!
I love shiny floors! | Source

Lela Cargill Original Painting - The Ocelot

Look at those floors! That painting!
Look at those floors! That painting! | Source

Is it the REAL deal?

I could not wait to order this product by mail so I decided to go to Wal-Mart to see if they carried this product that would relieve me of so much time and effort! I had to have one now - it was a burning desire.

I located the section of handy dandy steam floor cleaners and they had several sharks! One for just $49.99, then the next notch up was $69.99 and $79.99. I wasn't sure what the difference was but I checked out the watts of power and volts and they were all the same so I purchased the $49.99 model. One appeared to have a larger tank but I didn't see any difference in the quality of clean - I should expect.

I wasted no time and got that shark out of the box. It comes with a measuring cup and funnel. You simply pour tap water into the tank, wait 30 seconds and the steam is ready to roll. The video shows that the mop just cut right through all that mud and grim in no time - I was excited to test it out but a bit sad it didn't use any nice smelling cleaning solution.

If you had time to see the video, it shows the woman just swishing The Shark over the thick muddy floor. It picks it up right away! Well lets put it to the test!

Dave, still not remembering that we already talked about buying that shark (selective memory I say!) shook his head when I said, "honey, would you go out and bring some mud in the house?" He says he has learned not to ask and he brought in some mud and I smeared it over the floor. I didn't do a thick strip, like on the video, lets be real....I have to clean it up!

I plugged my new found shark friend in and waited the required 30 seconds. It comes with 2 double sided pads, one for polishing and one for scrubbing. I decided this was a job for the scrubby side. It began to steam and hiss and when you push it forward it releases more steam. It has pump action kind of like an AK47, only not.

I scrubbed over the spot five times and the result is in the photograph. It was sticking and a little hard to push forward but it receommends talking longer strides and moving slowly. I suspect it loosens the dirt more and I did do this and it didn't budge for a few minutes. Slowly it began to push the dirt around and smear out into a larger circle.

After about 3 - 5 minutes though it was all gone!

It took about one tank of water to do the living room and one for the kitchen. It really made cleaning the kitchen floor a breeze. The tile looked nice and the hard woods were glowing.

The things I like best about the product:

  • saves time
  • saves effort
  • sanitizes the floors

I did not like the exaggeration on the advertising. I would have bought the product knowing how it works for REAL. It makes the job quicker and easier which gives me more free time. I started reading a great book by Merlin Fraser, "Inner Space" in August and my life was interruped by a little accident of sorts, I have not had time to read a book for fun since then. I am really looking forward to throwing the mop out and getting the reading time in!

"As a housewife, I figure if the kids are still alive when my husband gets home from work, then hey, I've done my job." ~ Roseanne Barr

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Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

Hey RealHousewife, I guess you're a real housewife and now have a neat and handy tool to use around the house. The advertisement is just that, an advertisement. Cut and edited to show you what you needed to know about the product. However, I'm glad you have a product that does the job. I've purchased much smaller items from TV and well, they didn't live up to the hype, but we live and learn. Nice hub. :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Cagsil - Yep I am and do:) I wondered if it really did work that well. So - only one way to find out. I have bought a few things online or "as seen on t.v." and I haven't had any complaints. In other words, I felt like I got what I paid for.

Thanks so much!


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sam-eg 5 years ago from Happy Land

Hi, I think it's a helpful and powerful product , but do you think that the $49.99 Shark had did the job or it will be better to get a next notch like the $79.99?


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I don't know really Sam-eg...I plan to use this one until it wears out and then decide if I should have bumped up:). I am very happy with the $49.00 one for now because it really cuts the work down for me. Time is money! Lol


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sam-eg 5 years ago from Happy Land

Ok. thx for the reply I'll check it out cause I really need some time for my self :)


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

K,

Love the way you've decorated your home. Lots of class my friend. My house in Texas is all hard wood floors and I love em. The Arizona house is tile throughout, and I really like that too though. If my damn house in Texas would sell, I'd just be tile guy. (thank you Mr.Bush AND Mr. Obama)

So old jaws gets it done huh? What am I doing? I'm not doing this hub justice. The reason? I'm exhausted. The reason? Amy was snoring all freaking night. Twelve years of sleeping next to this little beauty, and nothing but good spoonin, and sweet dreams. Then suddenly out of nowhere, she opens up with an AK-47. I woke her up several times, but after a few minutes, she'd open up fire again. I tried rolling her over and she sounded like a tank starting up. Snoring like my grand pa on steroids. Freakin horrible.

I'm going to buy me a shark, and if my beautiful little wife has any more surprises for me, I'll turn that little booger loose on her.

I'm going to read this again tomorrow, and try to make an intelligent comment kiddo.

jim


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Ha ha - that is awesome... I love how you forced Dave to go outside and streak on some mud for you! I think I would have done the same thing. Glad to hear you like it and it is worth the time. My parent's had a steamer at one time. We had hardwood floors in our house in Wisconsin and then tile in the livingroom. Much different from the ceramic tiles we have now. There steamer didn't work so well for our floors there, but the hardwood was losing it's finish and the tile... well... to be honest was just crap anyway. But - for the floor that I have now, I might just have to go out and get one of those. Now if only it swept up all the Trix that Max throws on the floor.

Kudos to you. Such an awesome job here!!! :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Jim - ha! Sounds like the wife might have some sleep apnea going on buddy - do both of yourselves a favor and have her get that treated! Seriously - you don't know how often apnea keeps both sleeping partners awake and sleep deprived! Sleeping on one side is usually better but both your health will improve:)

Your wife would love a shark if she has to mop! I do loe it and hey thanks for liking my decorating - I had lots of help from friends:) that thing doesn't leave me breathless when I'm trying to cover all that floor! I wouldn't spring for this like - on her birthday or anything:) lol. Get some sleep! Thanks for the still oh so entertaining comment!


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Nice house, nice floors, nice paintings!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

BBG - at first I thought it wasn't working that well but after I figured out to go a bit slower and then go back over each area then it reall worked pretty good.

Yeah - he was watching something on t.v. And wasn't enthused about digging up dirt in the dark in the front yard! Lmao! Did he expect me to do that? Noooooo it's my job to clean it after they bring it!

Thanks so much!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Austinstar - thank you!! That's the first wall everyone sees when they walk in. People tend to stand and chat in the doorway at the opposite side....never gets missed:)


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Amazing hub and thank you so much for sharing.

I vote up!!!


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Wow Real you sold me on the shark! Your floors look clean enough to eat off 'em! I like all the photos and with the hub I was LOL! Way to go Dave, he sounds like a great guy!! Voted across the board! Now I need to clean floors. Ugh. :)))


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas

you are too cute - I love this! I'm with Austinstar - I got caught up looking at your house - I LOVE the colors and the d├ęcor. I LOVE decorating.

My son (with autism) LOVES vacuums! We cannot go into a store unless we stop to admire the vacuums. He also loves to see the infomercials. FYI - he will GLADLY vacuum your entire house and car for you - he's good at it too! So even if I bought this neat vac of yours I'd never get to use it ;) However, he actually wants one for Christmas - perhaps a Shark would be neat.

Your hubby sounds adorable - you have him figured out as well - you go girl! hehe

You use a broomstick for transportation? lol Great hub! thumbs up!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Eiddwen - thank you! This was pretty fun considering that it's the first time I got a try a product I am really excited about and then tell other housewives:) lol.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Sunshine - those floors kick my rear! I do love hard wood and with the kids and pets it just can't be beat but every single day they have to be polished. The floors have been a pet peeve of mine since the gilrs started crawling:) eeewww!

Dave is number 1! It seems like we have beenntogether forever - and we have such a great time, still. He is funny, works really hard and is such a great dad. There is a bunch to be for waiting for "the right one!" lol. Thank you so much!!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Good morning Miss Olive! I am so excited to tell you that this is the first hub I did where I broke up the text blocks! Ha! I played around with this one for 2 days moving the text blocks and experimenting! Thanks so much for all of your help - some of us need it lots:) lol

Hey your son sounds like Maddy! She loves doing my floors and will always offer to help or dust mop for me. I love it! Now she's been playing with her friends more lately so I may be asking you to let your son come over and stay! My nephew is also a clean whiz - he's only 14 - my sister

called and she said they were in the store and people were laughing because they over heard

Chase arguing with my sister about a toilet scrubber. He wanted her to buy this wand thing! Omg! Hey - any kid that help me is getting money! I bought the toilet wand my nephew wanted for the next time he came over! Haha!

I actually did really like The Shark - my arms aren't getting the workout with it - but hey I'd rather be typing! Thank you for your lovely helpful hubs - and comment!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Okay, I'm sold. I love my hardwood floors and as you said, they are the best especially when you have pets. I buy Murphy's Oil Soap by the gallons and would love to delete this from my household expense list.

I love your home by the way. Glad to see that you didn't really get a "Shark". :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Good morning Susan! I know I did tell you at first I wasn't liking this shark but after I figured out how to move over each area for a minute and then go back over it again. I was a but annoyed because it shows that it just picks it up like magnet. It doesn't work that way but you do not have to hardly scrub at all. I would have been going over each spot dozens of time with the dust mop! And I didn't break a sweat once! The shark is my new friend! Lol

Thank you so much - I do not decorate my own home really:) before I buy or paint or do anything I

have a couple of friends that have to approve or deny. When I actively showed houses I loved

looking at other people's houses to see how they decorated!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

The color that is in your dining room, we used to have in our living room. We rag rolled the walls in this color and they came out looking like suede. We have since changed the color and are wanting to change it again. Al has the keen eye for decorating when it comes to color. Our kitchen has a very similar color to what is in your living room. I'll have to take some pictures and send them to you.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Yes., please do Susan! That would be so cool! I didn't choose the paint color in my living room:) haha! My friend had painted hers that color and when I saw it I loved it! It's called like Cappuchino or like that.

I was going to ask here but heck maybe you should write a hub about how you rag rolled the walls. I've heard of feathering and sponging but never rag rolling? I love suede and those colors just match anything! My bird cages are huge and black iron so it goes well with those too and also why I bought black curtains. The black curtains were so hard to find I bought 2 entire sets so when this set gets old I've already got a set to replace. I try to be sparse - that way I don't mess up too much! Haha!


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

Hi Kelly,

Besides being a Technical writer...I too can't get away from the chores of my house which can be overwhelming at times. But, the best deal is when my kid knows whom to turn to in times of distress. That makes me all mushy and feel that the whole deal was worth it!

I am impressed by your product, THE SHARK. It sure looks promising :)

I have been looking into ROOMBA a vacuum that works on hardwood floor/carpet and can just go and suck it up without me...MAGIC huh!...LOL

Might just inform you about how it "actually" works in a hub of mine shortly.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Ruchira! Thank you so much!

Household chores are just one more thing that keeps me away from fun! Lol. I like making short work of those tasks so I can be reading and writing! But - I can't sit down and start writing in a dirty room! Haha! Some days I promise myself I'll pick up the pen right after I do "just one more thing" before I know it - it's bedtime!

You should do a hub about the Roomba if you get it! The whole second floor is carpet except the bathrooms and I haven't found anything magical for up there yet! Haha!


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April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona

I have a shark too, love it, love your hub.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi April! Isn't is super great! Thank you so much for letting me know! You're the only other person I have heard of who has one! I'm just so excited about not having to work SO hard to get those floors clean.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

Hey RealHousewife.....well you are a star in my book. Thanks for the review and recommendation of the Shark...since I am a stay at home dad I feel your pain in keeping up with a house. Our house has huge amounts of hardwood flooring and the Shark sounds perfect for our house too....having a shark makes being a stay at home dad sound even cool. I really enjoyed this hub...now I am off to talk my wife into letting me have my own Shark. Voted up and awesome.


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

You should be in sales! This is a brilliant pitch for the product. I bet the company that makes this product would pay you for what you have written here. You are a woman of many talents even if you are a bit OCD about cleaning! :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Cogerson - thank you! Man...and I can really say that to you:) lol...the floors are a never ending chore. Anything to make that go by faster is so welcome in this house! The birds are an extra treat where this is concerned - when they flap - small feathers fly....on the floor. I hate that. I line the back of the cages with wax paper on the outside to save the walls but it all ends up on the floor eventually.

Now wait until the wife is asleep - ask quiety and nicely - and you'd be so surprised how agreeable the spouse can be about spending money at that time! Haha., one of my sleep tips to you Cogerson!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

SW - that's funny because this is the first product - ever - that I bought and liked that I've written about. I actually expected to expose the shark as more of a scam - but to my delight - I loved it! But you're right - they should pay me! Lol

I'm only this picky about the first floor - and my trick is to be sparse so there isn't much to clean around. I am definitely not someone who sweeps dirt under the carpet though! I like a really clean house but if I worked full time - I wouldn't be nearly as picky...I figure Dave works hard so I want a nice place for him to relax in when hen gets the chance:). Thank you again!!


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

You work so hard to keep your house nice and clean. I think you need a housekeeper to help you.


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

I have no hardwood floors in my condo. It's carpeting and tile. We had hardwood on the floors in my home growing up. Mom would have loved the Shark. Since I live alone, I'm stuck doing all the chores too. My place looked a lot more pristine for a lot longer before I got my cat. Now my place looks lived in. How great that your husband will agree to buy things if you ask him at night.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi writer20 - you know if Ifelt like I had the money to have a housekeeper - I'd probably opt not to anyway, I'd rather save every penny I can to travel. I have lots of friends and my mom has someone come it to do her stuff too but When I start adding up how much it would cost for a year for a house keeper a get off my behind and start scrubbing:) lol. It's a dreamy thought but too rich for my blood:) haha thanks I will tell my husband you think I should have help and see what he says:) lol


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

I like to think of you, Kelly, as more than a real housewife. More like a domestic goddess as Roseanne Barr used to describe herself. Since I, too, have hardwood floors, I'll have to check out the Shark. We have a Target nearby that carries a multitude of cleaning appliances. Surely a Shark will be lurking there, too, somewhere between the Fish Department and the aquatic plant life. I'll be sure to tell them Kelly sent me. BTW, the color of your living room walls is the same as my favorite ice cream flavor - cappuchino. Isn't it endearing to know that your walls look good enough to eat? Loved the hub. Voted up, m'luv.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi FloraBreenRobinson! I love hardwood and had it in my last house too. It takes a ton of upkeep but my biggest reason for loving it it when the kids were crawling around I couldn't always see what was hidden in carpet! My upstairs is all carpet and the basement is that carpet that's like industrial? It is so much easier to care for because you don't see all those smudges! I bet lots of our moms would have loved that shark!

I like the lived in look too - i was saying somewhere that when I worked full time - I was not so particular. I consider it a must since my husband runs our business almost all alone and his mom was a neat freak!! He would never complain if I didn't either but I have a ton of respect for him and I am very grateful for all his effort so I try hard:) thank you so much for reading and commenting!!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Drbj! Lol! I think Roseanne Barr is so funny! And so are you!

You should check it out - I bet Target does have them too! I saw lots of different brands and models. I went for the cheapest too because I figured it's supposed to steam clean the floor - they all said they did! I guessed that if it worked 50 bucks was a bargain. As much time as I spend doing that one chore every day really adds up and time equals money right? Also I should add that it was lots easier on my back! I forgot about that because it didn't actually hurt after I used the

shark:) lol

Target would probably know who you mean - I spend a huge amount of time at that place too! Thank you so much!


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Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

I too think the Shark is not quite as good as the commercial, BUT it is the easiest means of cleaning my vinyl flooring and I love it too. -- Another reason I like it is that it uses only steam and no additional expensive cleaning products or chemicals. The pads are washable --so you don't have to buy those disposable, chemical filled pads to throw away.

Oh-- and your writing about it was very entertaining.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Rochelle! Thank you so much!

That is another great point - at first I was thinking that I would miss the smell of the Murphys oil but you are right - saving the money is better and I lit a candle and got the same good smell:) lol. It did come with two pads that are washable and I wish I would have checked to see what the cost to replace is...either way I bet our 50 bucks pays off!

Thanks again!!


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Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

I bought an extra set of pads when I bought the shark-- My kitchen floor is big. I think you can buy them on Amazon.


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kellymom1970 5 years ago

Realhousewife, You know to write that's for sure.

Vote up!

I posted my first hub come see!! Thanks


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Rochelle - I thought about looking for extra pads when I bought it but quickly changed my mind because I thought it wasn't really going to work that good:) lol Even after I used it for a quick try - I thought I didn't like it. Then I decided to try the entire floor and I noticed how after truly a couple of minutes - the steam started to really smoke and it worked really good. I don't think it really heats well in 30 seconds but I bet you know exactly what I am talking about. Thanks again!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

kellymom - I did look at your first hub! Congratulations! I find that hair style to be very attractive on women. Good job!


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

hi Kelly,

A very interesting read I must say. I'm glad you got the much needed help with that "SHARK". I really am wondering how you must have managed all that household work along with hubbing. Rest easy now, dear.

Very enjoyable read.

thanks for the entertaining hub.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Rajan - thank you so much! Well now I have even more time to devote to hub world with my Shark! It probably will free up an extra hour every day!

Thanks so much for the entertaining comment!


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LydieRVgirl 5 years ago from Pa in summer sebring fl winter

RealHousewife,What all the moms of the world do. I am a mother myself. A mom has so much to do and so little time to do it in,and make time for herself. You are awesome!!!! Plus you support others on HP. I wish I was as strong as you.VOTE UP!!! Super mom. Thank you


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

The Shark: Dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn... coming soon to all Real Housewife Homes! A story about a hardworking woman cleaning her home like a real time cinderella... down on her hands and knees she cleans every corner to satisfy her prince! Today a life changing event occurs when she meets The Shark, a mean tough dirt cleaning machine! No longer required to work on her hands and knees (except in the most dire situations) she falls in love! A touching romance follows between the housewife and the shark. Life will never be the same again! (hehe... great hub :-))


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Lydie - thank you! But you are as strong as me, no doubt! I can't even mop my floors without getting out of breath - until now! Lol. I really appreciate your support and I love supporting other hub writers and that is what it's all about:).

It sounds like you are a vibrant and happy housewife too - so you rock!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Myth! Hi! And LOL! I so should have embedded some good jaws music here:) you crack me up and it sounds like you have an awesome hub idea going on - I mean you added some passion to this piece:) but you got it right! I love my shark and my man! Hopefully life won't have the same dull floors as before - ever! Thank you so much for your hilarious comments!


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

RHW - A woman easy to please. What is the world coming to?

The Frog


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Frog - I'm not sure I'm easy to please at all but my husband knows which buttons to push! And I have habit of saying life's too short not to treat each other well if we are going to live together. He brings home the bacon - and I fry it! Lol

Thanks Frog!


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neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

a shark may clean better but a broom can als0 take you places.do not throw away the broom!!!! clean with the shark and you and hubby go a for a romantic ride on the broom.

buzz me when you pass by my home. will wave to you.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Neeleshkulkarni! I would never throw out the broom! Ever! It's always my back up plan for transportation or the event of a meeting of the coven:). Thanks and I will be waving when passing over - maybe I could stop in and see if your maid has any hot tips for me! Lol


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kellymom1970 5 years ago

Realhousewife, You are one of the funniest people I know. I read this hub at least 4 time and each time I laugh so hard, your poor hubby.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Kellymom - thank you so much! Yes mynpoor husband is right! Not only does he have to contend with me but our 3 daughters! Lol. But...secretly I think he loves being doted on:). I woke him up last night and asked for another present! Guess what? He said yes! We are going to Las Vegas next week! Laaaaa!

Thanks so much for enjoying the humor with me:)


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susan54 5 years ago

Realhousewife,Very good! Vote Up! I need two sharks one for each hand of my hubby. Lol


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

You are the REAL housewife Kelly, and I learned way back when just how hard you have to work. Had to take some relatives three small kiddos in for a couple months. Those diaper changes wise one up REAL quick! Enjoy that shark Kelly, and Vegas too!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Susan - I bet you do need two! Lol. That's because you husband loves that hair cut so much, huh?


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Alastar - man that is hard! A couple of months is longer than ever sometimes! Wow - adults and 3 kids? Alastar - that is so sweet of you! Not onlymare you n excellent writer and full of great info but you have a huge heart as well!

Immorally liking that shark! I timed myself and I got the entire hard wood floor done in 20 minutes yesterday! Diidn't eve break a sweat! I am so forwards to Veags!! I'm sure I'll have to write a hub! Lol. Thanks SO much!


beverly.raymond66 5 years ago

Hey sweetie, your big sis here. I love you hub. You writing just keeps getting better.The other hubbers are correct, you are very funny, your house is awesome, ou have a great hubby and people market the Shark should pay you. lol

Now that you are in love you have what the fake RHW have drama. Dum, dum, dum,dummmm. LOL. Keep writing. I definitely voted up. Hope you and Dave are having fun in Vegas. Love ya,Beverly


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Beverly! Haha! Thank you - so weird to have a family member comment:) I wish the shark people would send me a nice fat paycheck! But I'll settle for getting the floors done quicker. You've been here - it's full of animals and kids.

Vegas was so fun! I saved so much time with the shark I was able to take a few days off! It was fun to be a pretend housewife and have someone cook and clean for me. But so funny on my way home I was thinking - I can't wait to cook a big dinner! Come on over!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Well I finally got around to reading about the shark. Fun hub Kel! I knew you would make me laugh - YOU DID!!! Have you ever thought about being an entertainer?


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Sharyn - nun uh - no way! I do not think I'd like dodging tomatoes:). I always thought it would be great to be like Rosanne Barr or Kathy Griffin though! Funny ladies and trail blazers. They get into trouble because sometimes I think people take them too literally - you know I have that problem at times too! Haha!

Thanks so much Sharyn - making you laugh is the ultimate compliment and it just makes my weekend!


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jeyaramd 4 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

Haven't tried the shark mop, but the vacuum is pretty awesome. I will have to give the mop a try. We could all definitely use save our time by using products that work.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Jeyaramd - thank you! I do love the shark and I still use it almost every day! It does make life easier and that - I LOVE! Lol. I still think when I'm using it - thank goodness I tried it! It does the job so much more easily than scrubbing!


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

I like how you wrie about a vacuume and make it sound fun and exciting! It was a very fun read!!! Voted up!


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BRIAN SLATER 4 years ago from Nottingham Uk

I suppose it was those subliminal messages again, buy shark, buy me, wake the hubbie up, must have, buy, buy buy. The best line is, if the kids are still alive when hubbie comes home I've done my job! you are such a scream. Nice polished floors, tell Dave he did a great job-lol


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Audra! Laaaa! I do love using that shark! Lol. It makes a nasty job sweat free! Actually I'm getting ready to whip it out and do some magic! Lol. Mondays are bad - the weekend always brings extra kids feet and running in and out. Ugh! Dirty floors are such a pet peeve of mine!

Thanks so much :)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Haha! Thanks Brian - I'll tell Dave:). He is such a card - I can talk him into almost anything! Even doing the floors after that baby was born! Lol. I do dig a guy who will mop my floors - I will not under rate that one!

Thanks so much - you are probably so grateful you don't have a wife who even bothers you when tour sleeping - begin for the money! Haha!


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Uh Oh... I may have to get one. You know, I held out longer for the NuWave Oven. LOL My husband "thanks" you... NOT! Girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. ;-)Votes and shared!


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Realhousewife..I love that you are a real housewife..you remind me so much of when I was home with the children, I loved being home and I took my job very serious!( four kids and a dog) I loved my job! I sure wish they had this shark in those days...but I am so happy you got one and now more time at the playground.If I could go back for just one day to those days I would leave in a second..the most precious of all days...Enjoy your shark! May it live a long life..lol Great hub and lovely home!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hey Susan! I do love my shark! I just used it - and when I was at walmart tonight I got some replacement pads - they were 20 bucks for 2 of them - still - I paid!

I still want that NuWave! I should get it - like now! lol


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Sunnie Day! Thank you so much! I do love staying home and doing this job:) It is wonderful and I am so grateful I can be here if you had four kids you know how demanding just three can be! lol I am constantly running here or there - I can't imagine how I could have a job outside the home! Today was the dentist for the two younger girls:)

I just finished using that shark - I always think about how hard women used to have it when I am using it too! What a convenience! If someone told you such a thing would exist you'd have thought they were crazy! haha! I wish you could have had one!!!


kelleyward 4 years ago

I love your positive humorous outlook on life. Hubbing and Scrubbing I can relate to as a stay at home, ha ha stay yeah right, of 3 young busy, climbing up the wall boys! Great read. Voted up and Shared! Take care, Kelley


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh man Kelley - you do have your hands full! lol I bet you totally get how it is so much fun to take a break and check in to hub:) I sometimes used to think I only spoke to five year olds all day. Daytime television drives me nuts too. I get annoyed they use tv to aire things like soap operas. Why doesn't the government put useful, educational things that can benefit the people who are most likely to be at home during the day...like housewives? I always wished they would have something I could learn from as a stay at home mom. Hub kinda fills that gap for me.

You take care too! Thanks so much:)


kelleyward 4 years ago

Kelly, Hubbing fills that gap for me also! What a great idea you had about daytime programming that is useful. I hope that comes someday but it might be too late for me because I'm addicted to Hubbing:)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Here we are! Lol. Well hey - hub is much better than tv and it's way more educational. And even if we only make a dollar a day - at least it is a profit and not just wasted time crying about Luke and Laura breaking up:) hahaha!

I always wondered why they don't air anything actually useful. Like stock market trading - literature review of classics, Foreign Language lessons? Now that - home bound moms could use!

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