Do you despise flies? I can’t stand them, so dirty and icky!
Do you know what I hate more though? Flyswatters on counters!!! Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Flyswatters on any surface really, it’s the kind of thing that makes my skin crawl and then I have to disinfect the whole surface where the flyswatter was. I’ve been known to disinfect and scrub my flyswatters too. My family thinks it’s a bit of an over reaction, but now they know better than to put a flyswatter on the counter, we hang our swatters, but sometimes it still happens. EWWWW!
I’ve even done it, I know, practice what you preach right. A quick answer of the door, put the swatter down, oh crap did I just do that? Yeppers, you so did! And then you can never tell what side actually whacked the fly, so off to get the disinfectant… okay, you get that it really bugs me (no pun intended), bordering on OCD. What do I do about this whole thing one might ask?
I saw some flyswatters in the dollar store the other day with cutesy plush bumble bees on them, not my style per say, but it got me to thinking, the bumble bee side would never be used to whack a fly, if I were to have that bumble bee on one side you would always know to never put your flyswatter bumble up, bumble down always!!! Okay for such a simple post I am going on a little too much…
Here is my rendition of a fly swatter (or two), flower side down please… (no flies were killed in the making of these swatters ~ yet!)
These are very basic and so very easy to do… took about 5 minutes total. It took longer to take pictures (how do you style flyswatters?) Dollar store swatters, some cast off fabric and my all time fave, jute… easy peasy. Total cost = $1.25… you can make your swatters as elaborate as you’d like (again, crazy Laurie talking) or as simple, these would even make for a cool addition to a house warming gift basket… or not?
Kind of a weird post, yep and I must admit in my head this was a HUGE success, I may be the only person in the world who cares what side whacked the fly. Do you have little OCD moments? I’d love for you to let me know I’m not certifiable!