Ladies, ladies, ladies, I read a lot of real estate blogs and articles and a recurring theme seems to be (gasp) the horror of "mancaves". I know a lot of you crinkle your noses at the very idea of a mancave existing in a house that you are trying to sell. There are countless articles on how to transform them into something that's more appealing.
In this blog post I'm going to strike a blow for equality. Yes, men are human beings too.
See this picture of a bathroom on your left? This pink creation that vaguely resembles a five year old girl's birthday cake.
What the hell is this? Who on earth needs a carpet on their toilet? This is obviously not something that a man designed.
I am going to let the ladies who are reading this in on a little secret that every man knows but few will admit. When adorned with a fuzzy little carpet, the toilet lid does not stay up very well. Do you ladies realize what this means? Do you realize how difficult it is to hold the lid up with one knee while trying to urinate accurately? I can't count the number of times when I have been innocently going about my business and the lid has come crashing down.
I will say though, one redeeming factor about the toilet lid-carpet is that it's made of very absorbent material, and usually can handle anything that's thrown at it. An extra bonus is that the little rug lying at the bottom of the toilet can also be used to help clean up any additional mess that may have been created. Oh yeah, crinkle your nose now.
Please, get rid of these stupid things, and while you're at it, the potpourri can go too. I hear hardwood is all the rage these days. If you must decorate the top of your toilet, get someone in to install some hardwood then, otherwise leave the blooming things alone.