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Hide Evidence of a Dog in Your Home With The ChomChom Roller

Hide Evidence of a Dog in Your Home With The ChomChom Roller

I have a short haired dog that I refer to as a secret shedder. My house isn’t coated in dog hair, I don’t pull a sweater out of a drawer and realize it’s been engulfed in little black and white hairs. BUT. When I vacuum, I have to clean out the canister multiple times. Occasionally I’ll look down near a baseboard and there will be a tiny tumbleweed of Boston terrier tresses. When you go looking for the hair, THERE IT IS. He’s a secret shedder.

The perp.

The perp.

I have tried many methods for maintaining a house that’s not overwhelmingly doggy, and the aforementioned Dyson Animal vacuum is pretty much the best. But sometimes you need to REALLY attack something (I’m thinking of my couch in particular), and that’s where the ridiculously named ChomChom comes to the rescue.

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The ChomChom doesn’t have sticky papers that you peel off after each use, so it’s not a lint roller in the way I think of lint rollers (I have one of those, for clothes). It also isn’t like one of those grabby brushes that you use to sort of lift the hair off fabrics (I have one of those in my car). The ChomChom is sort of a hybrid of the two. There’s a circular grabber that’s made of lint brush material (I’d describe it as Velcro’s cousin), and as you push the ChomChom over whatever you’re cleaning, it sort of traps the hair, and deposits it a canister in the handle.

Then you just open the back of the ChomChom, and dump out the hair. You do need to reach in and pull the hair out, but it’s not like, repulsive. After all, this stuff came out of YOUR house. It’s like cleaning out hte vacuum. It’s fine. I will also say that the way I hold this thing when using it, I press the button that opens the filth chamber. I have to remind myself to hold it differently. It’s not difficult, just something to keep in mind.

I took a photo of my ChomChom open and ready for emptying and the image was DEEPLY upsetting, so here’s one from the manufacturer.

I took a photo of my ChomChom open and ready for emptying and the image was DEEPLY upsetting, so here’s one from the manufacturer.

I love the ChomChom because it’s a one and done purchase. It’s more expensive up front, but you will, theoretically, never buy it again. Or at least not for many, many years. It doesn’t require refills or batteries, so there’s also no added maintenance cost. And it really does pick up the difficult dog hairs that somehow get embedded in my couch, where even the mighty Dyson can’t grab them.

Wear, Watch, Want #102: The Short Lithuanian Vampire Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #102: The Short Lithuanian Vampire Edition

The Luxury of a Face Mask With the Convenience of a Push Pop

The Luxury of a Face Mask With the Convenience of a Push Pop