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To be impressed and ever so slightly jealous that I never thought of this??

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ownedbySWD Wed 25-Oct-17 15:43:38

Took DC to the country park today, and while waiting for a space in the carpark, noticed another mum packing up. Before folding her buggy into the boot, she pulled out a scrubbing brush and scrubbed each wheel! She then replaced it into its plastic baggie cover, popped it into the bottom of the buggy and happily loaded it - mud free! - into her boot.

Am now eyeing my own grubby-wheeled buggy with a new perspective entirely!

Ah well, it matches the grubby, muddy dog....

AnotherNewt Wed 25-Oct-17 15:47:14

Get a Boot Buddy!

Santawontbelong Wed 25-Oct-17 15:48:56

I used to put shower caps on my wheels before packing it into the car!

ownedbySWD Wed 25-Oct-17 15:52:29

Fab ideas.

BriechonCheese Wed 25-Oct-17 15:58:55

We put a shower curtain in the bottom of our boot - I attached auction cups to the edges (from an old suction cup toy). That way I can throw in any muddy thing and not have to worry - so buggies, hockey stick, dog balls and coats, sports shoes, horse blankets etc.
I take it out once a month and hose it down with the pressure washer for about 10 seconds, dry it on the line and put it back in the boot.

Butterymuffin Wed 25-Oct-17 16:05:22

Good ideas. Just need to put them into practice..

Hollowgrams Wed 25-Oct-17 16:24:44

Some people are just so fabulous at every single aspect of adulting aren't they? YANBU

Fraying Wed 25-Oct-17 16:26:44

I used to have a box of medical gloves in the boot so I could put them on before cleaning the buggy wheels before putting them in the boot . . .

Fraying Wed 25-Oct-17 16:26:44

I used to have a box of medical gloves in the boot so I could put them on before cleaning the buggy wheels before putting them in the boot . . .

oldlaundbooth Wed 25-Oct-17 16:27:53

Great idea.

But who has the time for dat shit?

That woman, that's who!

Nikephorus Wed 25-Oct-17 16:29:46

What you could do is take a washing up bowl, a canister of water and one of those battery-powered camping shower head things and actually hose it down in the car park before putting it back in the car! (Tempted to try that on DDog actually!!) You'd get a lot of funny looks but your car & buggy would be clean smile

pallisers Wed 25-Oct-17 16:31:01

I used to just let the car get filthy. Worked for me.

oldlaundbooth Wed 25-Oct-17 16:33:18

Pallisers <high five>

frogsoup Wed 25-Oct-17 16:48:50

Pallisers I was about to say the same thing. I quite like having a clean(ish) house, but really, who cares about whether or not the boot of the car is filthy? I like to save my limited adulting powers/energies for stuff I spend more than 15 seconds a day looking at.

didnthappeninmyday Wed 25-Oct-17 16:50:17

It’s never occurred to me that I should clean anything before putting it in the boot of the car. Probably because my boot is so full of carrier bags that no mud would every actually reach the carpet 😂

Which reminds me of the time my dd threw up in the back of the car, and because the floor was so covered in rubbish none of the sick touched the car interior, I just had to bag up the sick covered rubbish. Reasons to be untidy No1

pictish Wed 25-Oct-17 16:57:34

Life is too short for that sort of crap. Hoovering the boot out occasionally did for me!

BalloonSlayer Wed 25-Oct-17 16:57:56

How did she clean the mud off with just a brush? Did she have water as well?

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Wed 25-Oct-17 17:00:44

I once saw a couple cover the seats, floor and back of the front seats with about a hundred binliners before getting their muddy children in the car.
I thought it was going a bit far.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Wed 25-Oct-17 17:02:23

I wondered that Balloon Without water you're just smearing the mud around. confused

MatildaTheCat Wed 25-Oct-17 17:08:33

Nike, why stop at showering the buggy? Might as well do the dc whilst you're at it. Home in pjs, give them a biscuit nourishing snack in the car and home to bed. grin

I will confess to having the full works in the boot of my car for times when my little fucker of a dog chooses to liberally coat himself in fox poo. I've seen the admiring glances from those around me who come less prepared. halo

Itsanicehotel Wed 25-Oct-17 17:09:52

That is impressive. But not sure how she gets ALL the mud off especially if it’s wet underfoot. If you see her around again suggest she vacuum seals the buggy along with the shoes/boots of its occupant and jet washes them when she gets home.

toomuchtooold Wed 25-Oct-17 17:12:23

Yeah I'm another vote for leaving it dirty. Like ironed bedding, half the fun of placing my small piece of carry-on luggage into the pristine boot of an overspecced German saloon is the feeling of living someone else's life. In reality we went straight from manky festival tent to wet hillwalking gear to massive filthy buggy.

GetOffTheTableMabel Wed 25-Oct-17 17:14:11

Santa showercaps on the wheels. I am in awe. I know I am going to mutter that quietly to myself repeatedly in the weeks ahead while wishing that you were my friend/guru in RL so I could follow you around and copy your best ideas.

ChardonnaysPrettySister Wed 25-Oct-17 17:16:29

Can't be arsed with that level of preciousness.

She'll probably have a breakdown at the sight of my muddy stinky dogs and boots.

JeReviens Wed 25-Oct-17 17:17:36

Bet she's the type of woman who irons underpants and goes into a dead faint at the sight of horse shit 😂

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