Yesterday when I did my weekly trip to CVS I found a Gopher Pick Up and Reaching Tool on sale for $9.99. So I took the plunge and purchased it. I got home and immediately picked up my living room. Oh, my back is going to love this new tool. Also this morning, I showed the kids and they loved it. I used it to pick up all the items on the kitchen floor and gave it to the kids and they put the stuff away. It maybe a novelty item at this time but hey if it gets my kids to pick up this house it's worth the $9.99 I paid for it. The great thing about it too is that it folds up for storage. And while at CVS I purchased a whole bunch of those 3M hooks for my brooms and bookbags. I think I may have to go back to CVS and get more as they are on sale 2 for $5. And if you purchase $15 worth you get $5 back in ECB (Extra Care Bucks) that you can use next time you shop.
Another tool that I purchased this week was the Dirt Devil Broom Vac. I needed a new broom as mine was starting to fall apart. I like the ones which have the attached dust pan so I don't have to bend down to pick up every single cheerio or cracker that the kids drop on the floor. I had a $10 coupon for Linen and Things on a $50 purchase so I got the broom for only $40. I have had it only one day and so far I am liking it. Need to find a place to store it though as it needs to be charged.