Spend Less Time Cleaning: Hotspotmama's Favorite Products

Tidytablecovers I was never a neat person before I had kids but for some reason now I am obsessed with it. Not that you could tell if you walk in my house. But that's not my fault. I blame my two boys. Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning. That's what I do. I can have a room completely clean and they could destroy it in less than 10 minutes. I guess you could say they have a gift.

Does anyone else have a child that just loves arts and crafts? I just can not keep up with my older son’s demand for it. I also can not keep up with the clean up. I have red acrylic paint stuck in the grout of my kitchen floor. I recently started buying disposible plastic tablecloths (I know its not environmentally friendly) to cover the table tops. Problem is my younger son loves to move the tablecloth around. Finally a solution! Tidy Table Covers. Tidy Table Covers™ fit your table like a shower cap. Made of durable plastic, these disposable tablecloths have an elastic banding that ensures a snug fit. Great for arts and crafts, meal time, parties and on the go. You can buy 3 for $10.99 (less than $3.00 each). Its available in five different sizes depending on the size of your table. If you are interested in getting this, go to mominventedstore.

Frog Pod FrogbyboonThe second product I found that I loved was the Frog Pod by Boon Inc. In my kids' bathtub, they have the foam alphabet letters and numbers. I bought them because I thought that would be a great way to teach them their alphabet and numbers. Problem is that there are 26 letters in the alphabet and 10 numbers ... yes, 36 pieces that I have to pick up every time they are in the bathtub (in addition, to the other toys they have in the tub with them). I've tried hiding the foam letters and numbers but my kids always discover them and put them back in the tub (no, I can't throw them away - I'm one of those people who thinks that they will need it later). The solution: the Frog Pod. Scoop, Rinse, and Store all with the Frog Pod. The Frog Pod has a built-in shelf for bath products. The Frog Pod attaches to virtually any bathroom wall. The Frog Pod removable scoop provides a quick and easy way to pick up bath toys. The Frog Pod has drain holes in the scoop that allow the user to rinse and drain toys in bulk. The Frog Pod fingers and toes act as pegs for hanging bath accessories. The Frog Pod measures 17" x 15" complete. The Frog Pod scoop on its own measures 10" x 11". If you are interested in purchasing this, I found this for $24.99 and you can BUY IT ONLINE HERE.

I will be sure to share with you any more great products I can find to help ease the chore of cleaning, so check back often.

May 3, 2006
by Inventor Wannabe



I don't know about each an everyone of you inventor out there but for me a show such as AI is the best thing ever happened since sliced-bread. Because such a show is where us individual inventor get noticed and our ideas get protected and exposure in the event that big companies decided to steal our ideas, we will get support.

We all need to do our part by contributing our voices to the show even though ABC is not doing a dame good job advertising the show either on paper or on the internet. My suggestion is each one of us send email directly to Doug Hall and ABC producers letting them know what not only we enjoy the show but to let them know that with a little bit more exposure on the Internet getting their viewers aware of the upcoming show could yield a higher audiance each Thursday.

Also, had we got plenty of notice by ABC spending some money on advertising, I am sure there will be more real inventors that have real ideas that can change the world instead of the 12 right now where I am not too excited about jumping out of my seat and wait for it to come out to market so that I can buy.

My plan is to write my letter requesting that they should have at least one more season to try it out now that the viewers are aware of the show and the real good inventors with great inventions will show up to audition for the next show. Having such a show will be the only way for us to keep the momentum going if each one of us feel that we are indeed the inventor.

I know the person that makes the decision for ABC her name is something Wang, I don't have her email address so if someone has it please forward the email over so we all can email to her requesting for a second season. I am sure everyone knows Doug Hall email address by now so please email to him so that he can pass the message onto Peter Jones as they are best friends.

Our voices mean something to ABC and their producers. Let make our voices count, one viewer at a time.