There are lots of good things about America: chocolate chip cookies, allowing you to turn right on a red light, and our national treasure: actor, Luke Wilson. But one area where France appears to be beating us is how they approach cleaning supplies. I took these pictures at a local department store, BHV. It is aisles and aisles of the prettiest cleaning supplies you’ve ever seen. It’s like the Martha Stewart stylists set up these displays. Beautiful wooden handles with natural bristles, feather dusters with graceful handles, brooms that look so quintessentially “broom-ish.” Who knows why the French need so many bottle brushes, but here I am wanting to buy five of them, just because they are beautiful. These products actually make me want to clean. (Also those feather dusters make me want to get a French Maid costume!)
What motivates you to clean (other than notices from the health department?) Pretty products? Nice smells? Pretty wooden brooms? Also, can you answer the question: why do French people need so many bottle brushes?