Will Wonders Never Cease…

Are you sitting down?

Go ahead. Sit.

Okay, so you should know that on Sunday, for exactly the SECOND time in my entire life, I washed a car.

I know it is the second time because I documented the first, right here on ye olde blog. I distinctly remember it because it was one of those posts that I laughed through the entire writing and editing process, and I still giggle when I think about it. I admit to using some creative license from time to time to make my posts interesting to read, but for that post, no creative license was necessary. It was every bit as hysterical in real life as it was in that post. In fact, when I just went to find the post to link to it, I sat here and re-read it and ended up laughing so hard my daughter came from the other room to see what was wrong.

Only me, that’s the only thing there is to say. ONLY ME.

Well, I learned my lesson that day, and I have never again had the desire to wash a car.


Why now? I’m sure you’re a couple of steps ahead of me. Now that I have my new baby, she must be BE-OOO-TI-FUL at all times, but I soon discovered that it quickly becomes cost prohibitive to pay for a car wash every time my baby starts looking dirty here in the Mud Bowl that is Eastern PA in the springtime. And I certainly don’t want a repeat performance of August 20, 2008, especially when it’s 50 degrees outside.

So what’s a girl with OCD to do?

Enter Wash Drops! Wash Drops are this wonderful invention that allows you to wash a car with only one gallon of water and no rinsing. Do you know what that means? Besides the obvious environmentally-friendly implications. That means no hose. And no hose means no possessed snake to attack me with its drenching spray.


On Sunday it was nice out, and my new baby had a thin layer of road dirt that was masking her beauty so I got out the bucket and Wash Drops and went to town. I didn’t even bother to change out of my church clothes; I just went outside and started wiping down the car with the wash drops and drying, as directed, in small sections.

(Church clothes were cords and a sweater and ballet flats — I wasn’t out there in dress pants and heels or anything. But the point is, there is no need to put on a bathing suit or old clothes to wash your car with Wash Drops. You just wipe it down, dry it off, and carry on with your day.  Easy peasy pumpkin squeezy!)

So there I was, in my regular street clothes, wiping down my car, when my neighbors started coming out of the woodwork. As I mentioned, I do not wash cars. My neighbors have never seen me washing a car (fortunately no one was home that fateful day in 2008 when I had the altercation with the hose.) So it didn’t take them long to start making wise cracks.

“Where’s a camera when you need one?” chirped one.

“What’s really entertaining isn’t so much that you are washing a car as what you are WEARING to wash a car,” chimed another.

See, I’m every bit as entertaining in real life as I am on the blog.

Fortunately I’ve never had much trouble laughing at myself, and all comments are made in good fun.

The good news is, Wash Drops work great, and my baby is now all beautimous and glowing. Or, at least, she was until I drove her in the rain on Monday. But fortunately, I have more Wash Drops.

Disclosure: I was sent Wash Drops to try, but this is not a review. I just happen to really love them, and I felt the need to share! And seriously, you REALLY need to go read the post about my last car washing experience to fully understand why I think these are such a godsend.

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11 Responses

  1. I love your new ride! And I LOVE Wash Drops. I am not a fan of washing my own car either but it’s pretty easy with Wash Drops. Enjoy the new baby this spring/summer!

  2. Will have to look into that product ! I swear, I never really cared about how my van looked but my new Pilot gets a bath at least once a week. We have a 3.00 drive thru car wash, hand towel dry and then they have have huge monster vacuums set up so you can do it yourself. I keep leather wipes in the back and I love just wiping off all the seats. Even my husband is in shock that I am so uptight about keeping the car clean!

    1. LOL LOL! Same here!!! (We came *this close* to getting the Pilot. It is so nice and roomy inside.)

    1. Hahaha! I was thinking of him the whole time I was writing this post. Hey, Wash Drops might change his life! Think of all the water it will save you. 😉

      Did you tell him we got a car? I should call him.

  3. I need to get me some Wash Drops! We don’t even HAVE a hose anywhere near our cars so it’s a huge production if we decide to not pay for a wash. Which I don’t…which means my car is always dirty UGH.

  4. need to get me the hubs some of that stuff!
    now that my kids are in college i don’t have anyone to wash my car anymore. wait. they never washed my car. but they did wash their own!! sigh.
    thank goodness i don’t have to deal with all that salt stuff. i’d seriously die.
    gotta love those neighbors!!

  5. Hahahahaha! I never wash my car so you are ahead of the game in my book:) I had this picture in my mind while reading about your first run at car washing of it in black and white and on high speed with old timey music playing. Hilarious with the rogue hose and the other side being dry by the time you got there. lol. Wash Drops to the rescue!

  6. How did I miss that post? I actually kind of love washing the car, but now that I drive a giant van that does not happen much around here. We just drive it though a car wash. My dad took washing the car very seriously too, and the first time I washed my husband’s car he couldn’t believe how much time I put into it. Now I’m too busy washing clothes and kids to give a car that kind of attention.

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