Similar to DampRid, a product that absorbs moisture but that you can stick in various locations like a peel and stick air freshener. Then you can stick it behind the toilet and other hard to reach, damp places
,My Idea to avoid mold is to create a longhandle brush,with a bottle attached on the bottom of brush.The handle would be sturdy and hollow so water could go through it and mix with clorox product.(Safe FOR ALL PLANTS) This CLOROX RAPID RELEASE BRUSH would be used to clean vinyl siding on houses,garages and storage sheds.I would like to see a NEW CLEANING PRODUCT developed to clean the vinyl siding on house but safe for animals and plants that are around outside of homes.In this day and age we have to think about ecology making products safe outdoors for our animals and plants.
Bleach is the number one way to kill mold spores, and the Clorox Company is a front runner in the bleach department. But since bleach is not healthy to inhale, especially when used in confined spaces or over extended periods, it would seem like a good idea for Clorox to make a natural, non-hazardous mold killer using vinegar, tea tree oil or peroxide. Counterintuitive? No, especially if marketed under the Green Works label. This healthier alternative to a bleach based product would allow consumers to use the product on hard and soft surfaces and be safe to use around children and pets. Also, it would not need to be wiped or rinsed. It could be made available in a reusable spray bottle and in larger bottles of concentrated mold killer formula which can be diluted with water by the customer.
Bathroom ceilings are notorious for forming mildew and mold and the only way to take care of the problem is to stand on a stool or ladder and attack the ceiling with a sponge or rag loaded with mildew/mold cleaner. Unfortunately, using bleach can be hazardous to breathe, white vinegar smells awful, and both can drip on the user's clothing or, worse, in their eyes. My suggestion would be to not only create a healthier alternative to removing mildew and mold (see post on Natural Mold Removers) but also make a telescoping cleaning wand with a triangular ratcheting-head, something like the Rubbermaid Extendable Scrubber* which has a pointed end to get into corners. Pre-loaded disposable mildew/mold cleaning pads, along the lines of a Swiffer pad, could be affixed to the wand, allowing short people, the elderly, or ladder challeneged users to safely clean the ceiling without fearing an accident or getting cleaning solution on their clothing or in their hair and/or eyes.
Unfortunately, I can't seem to import my drawing of the wand so I've included a link to a picture of the Rubbermaid Extendable Scrubber:
Totally off the subject - why not add a simple pencil type line drawing tool to the above toolbar?
My idea is simple, what it do is you put it in your drain and leave it if you want. As hair or anything falls down the drain it will be caught by the catcher and you will be able to bring it up without the water being clogged up. It will be very easy to clean just by wiping it off. I know everyone got the problem with their teenage daughters washing their hair in sinks and it ends up clogging. Well with this invention you can prevent that cause it will get caught on the grizzles on the product. Even rings and othe item can also be prevented from goin down the drain, and it also can save alot of money by not having to call any plumbers to come and unclog the drain or having to go out and by snakes to stick down there. It also can be used in bathtubs also.
In a mad rush to get out of town, I scooped out two cat boxes then ran to answer the phone. Somewhere between scoop, talk, toss and run, I forgot to put the bag in the outside garbage can. Eight hours later I arrived home to a bedroom and master bath that smelled like a kitty outhouse. Since half a can of air freshener didn't do much to cut the stench, I was determined to find an easier way keep the odor of used litter bags at bay, especially if I had another senior moment. When I opened the kitchen garbage bin, the answer hit me in the nose like a boxer's glove: Lined with a Glad OdorShield bag, there was no odor coming from my kitchen step can with the top closed. But the minute I took out the bag...blam! Full frontal odor attack. Why not use the same principle of odor containment for a litter disposal system?
The StinkAWAY system would consist of two parts; a round or half round stainless steel step can with a carry handle and a removable interior can made of odor inhibiting plastic. Under the lid of the exterior can would be a replaceable circular charcoal filter and a round, screw-in plug similar to those found on the cap of a thermos. With the top down, the plug would fit snuggly into the center opening of the upper bag holder ring, effectively locking in odors. The back of the plug would also have a replaceable charcoal filter.
Affixed to the perimeter of the interior can is the lower bag ring. A disposal bag would be placed into the can open end up then pulled through the ring and drapped over its edges. The upper ring, with a slightly smaller opening than the lower ring, would then be pushed onto the lower ring to secure the disposal bag. To take out a used bag, the upper ring would be removed. The user could then tie the open end of the bag and pull it out of the interior can. To facilitate cleaning, the interior can could be removed.
A scoop clamp could be placed on the lid or side of the unit to hold various sized scoopers.
I show an 8 gallon, compostable Glad OdorShield bag in the picture, however, this particular bag does not yet exist. Hummm...that gives me an idea!
Instead of worrying about where to put that half empty bag of Kingsford charcoal, remember that these wonderous black lumps of coal have many uses other than Bar-B-Queing your favorite meals. Charcoal is also wonderful in your compost pile. Keep it in a weatherproof container near your compost and when the vegetation smells too much of ammonia, add some charcoal to it. My invention would be a container with a bottom lever and slot to distribute the charcoal. This handy storage bin distributes the black magic evenly over the top of the compost and keeps the charcoal off hands and clothing.
In baby themes in baby fresh scents that you can tuck into your diaper bag for on-the-go unexpected changes when no means of disposal is present and you have to walk around with a stinky diaper in your bag.
My submission is a disposable mitt that lifts pet hair from surfaces. This mitt is constructed of two thin sheets of Glad Press'n Seal with an opening that allows a hand to be inserted so the hand doesn't come in contact with pet hair. The mitt will be of a shape that allows the hand to be turned over to use both sides.
When mitt is no longer adhesive due to pet hair accumulation, the user grabs the inside of the mitt with the thumb and fingers, and uses the non-covered hand to pull the top of the mitt down, turning the mitt inside out and disposing of it.
The mitts would be single use and can be packaged in a decorative box, much like tissues, or can be dispensed from a roll, much like cellophane wrap.
It would also be great if the mitts could be made of a biodegradable version of Glad Press'n Seal.