I was working on my blog one day when an advertisement came up for "boot scrubbers" and I had to check it out. Since we aren't allowed to click on our own Adsense Ads, I went and did a search for the term and there it was - boot scrubbers. Boot scrubbers are little contraptions with brushes that a person (husband!) can run his boots through to clean off the dirt and mud.
I'd never heard of boot scrubbers until I saw the ad. They are apparently sold in places like farm supply stores and places that sell tools and the like, but I think they should market them to women. Women still do the majority of the housework and boot scrubbers would certainly save on some cleaning! The ads should read something like - "Ladies, does your husband work in construction and bring home half the job site on his work boots? Does your significant other like to hike but brings home a large section of the forest floor on his hiking boots? Leave the dirt where it belongs -buy the new heavy-duty boot scrubber and make him leave his mess outside!"
I may have to go on a search for other handy gadgets; there may be, out there somewhere, things to entice your man to take the trash out the first time you ask or something that may magically help him toss his dirty clothes into the hamper.
Hey, ya' never know.