The glamorous side of life…

When you have kids and/or pets things get messy.  Any by messy I mean vomit… like often and everywhere.  This project has been a long time coming.  My cat is 9 and my oldest kids are 6, so I should have done this years ago.  But as some wise person once pointed out, better late than never.

I call this beauty the “Chuck Bucket”.  Other names considered included Vomit Can, “Waste”basket, and Bucket o’ Doom {close runner up} but I like a name with a good flow so Chuck Bucket it is.

Since the vomit training keeps on coming at my house I decided I needed a one stop shop for all things to tackle the mess, and fast.  Thus, this little diddy was born.  For less than $20 I now have a solution that can grow with my kids.  While they are still in the vomit wherever/whenever stage, I have the bucket with supplies.  Some day (please let it be soon) when they can control the projectile, I can just hand them the bucket and they can take care of business in the actual bucket.  Can I get an amen!  I’m so hyped about this I think every new parent should get one.  Sorry {not sorry} mom-to-be friends, you may get this as a gift and you’ll politely thank me now but you will be singing my praises later!  Back to the task at hand…


What you’ll need:

  • Bucket – you can’t have a Chuck Bucket without the bucket, just sayin’
  • Gloves – as if the smell isn’t bad enough, having it on your hands will have you contemplating the life choices that have brought you to this low point
  • Paper Towels
  • Carpet Cleaner (upholstery cleaner is a bonus)
  • Rags/Cleaning Cloths – Paper towels doesn’t cut it with carpet cleaner, you end up with more mess, so you’ll need something more substantial.  Sometimes I use my husband’s old undershirts when I have one handy, they make great cleaning rags and can be cut up into smaller pieces.
  • Bags – I love these Scents 4 gallon bags from Target for little jobs when you don’t want your trash smelling like, well, trash.  I use these babies for cleaning out the cat’s litter box and soiled diapers that I don’t want sitting in a diaper pail.
  • Spray bottle for water
  • Carpet Deodorizer – I picked up this small Ball jar and shaker lid and made my own carpet deodorizer.  To make your own you’ll need 1 cup of baking soda and 15 drops of your favorite essential oils.  For mine I chose Young Living’s Purification blend and Lavender.  Purification knocks the smells out and the lavender is just because I like the smell.


You can buy these awesome essential oils here:  Young Living Essential Oils


That’s it!  Happy cleaning friends!

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