Just say no to wall-scuff guiltJun 16 08:28
Wheelchairs and scuff marks. When they happen they always make you feel like the bad guy, especially when you're visiting someone. Great, now they'll really remember me.
But I’m so happy now. Now, instead of silently worrying how I can make amends with the homeowner as I silently sit there feeling guilty as I sip my wine, I can now whip out my Magic Eraser tool, this crazy awesome wall scuff-remover tool (from the company that makes the Mr. Clean products). All you do is get it wet, then scrub the scuff a few times and it‘s gone (but not if you damaged the drywall).
When I came home from the hospital, my poor mother. I think she hated me. I completely decimated her walls all 7 inches up from the floor (footrest level). It kind of bothers me till this day that my aunt and uncles are more worried about me scuffing their walls than about greeting me when I first arrive at Christmas (move stuff out of the way!). But the wheelchair...the wheelchair...they're so bulky and Transformer-like. Smooth edges? Yeah…none be found.
It's just not fair. For people who walk, when they take a "misstep" at a party they just trip or something. But us? No, we accidentally start an entire remodeling job. Woe to us. Another crappy wheelchair-reality.
So instead of being the “Pigpen" of wall scuffs as you leave the party, leaving scuffs in your wake like dirt, be the magician with the Magic Eraser instead.
This little thing, however the heck it works, is one of the best household cleaner inventions created in the last 20 years. And you can bet my Aunt Julie and Uncle Scott will be mighty happy to see the gift I bought for them for Christmas.
What’s your worst wall-scuffing story? How do you prevent wall scuffs?
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Tiffiny Carlson is freelance writer and writes the “SCI Life” column for New Mobility. She's also a C6 quad from a diving accident that occurred when she was 14 years old. A lifelong resident of Minneapolis, Tiffiny has been a writer in the disability community for over 10 years and writes for several publications and blogs, as well as her personal blog BeautyAbility. Her work has also appeared in mainstream publications such as Nerve.com and Playgirl.