What's a Wash Worth?
January 24, 2013
Women tend to spend a good portion of their day driving around in a car. My car happens to be dirtier than most. Winter weather has built up dirt, grime, and some leftover salt which can be found all over the exterior and interior of the car. You'll find
everything and anything; a holiday gift I've been meaning to return, empty water bottles, library books that were due last week, hardened French fries scattering the floor (God knows how old!), along with the kids' sports equipment jamming up the trunk. So what is the solution to this mess? A car wash: it's a quick fix but is short lived. And there is a level of stress involved, believe it or not when I bring my car to a full service car wash. After pulling into the correct lane, scanning the board to see what wash at what cost I want, I hurry to throw out all the trash I can. I cheerfully order the "Ultimate Wash" and no sooner had I said it but I'm 'encouraged' to purchase a different wash with the promise that my car will stay cleaner longer. After I pass because I just can't justify paying that much for a wash ( a detailing yes-a wash..no) I move through the waiting area and thankfully hand a tip when my car is finished. Then again I'm approached this time by a manager who shows me all the "twig" marks a tree must have made on the hood of my car and again I'm encouraged to get another car treatment at an even greater price. I know it's a salesperson job to sell so kudos to these guys for suggestive make that overly-suggestive selling. Saying no to more wax is not a problem for me however the woman behind me waiting with two toddlers seems a little peeved that they kept trying to get her to stay and spend more time and money.
Getting fit for the New Year is the goal of many, but most don't stick with the program. Here are some current workout options. Perhaps one could help her with her goal.
The Beamfit Activity Beam: this low-to-the-ground foam plank helps with core exercises. www.beamfit.com
Pilates Ring: this flexible metal ring can tone and stretch most muscles.
Medicine Ball: different sizes are available for conditioning exercises.
Readers Digest's annual gadget rating had some four star winners winners:
Here are the items worthy of her dollars:
Debbie Meyer Green Bags
Fuzzy Wuzzy Microfiber Blind Cleaner
The big loser was the Wearable Dish Towel
• Get more She Prep at www.ShePrep.com