Saturday, March 11, 2006

getting zapped

I'm so ready for spring to come, because I'm sick and tired of getting zapped around here. By zapped I mean, the static electricity is out of control! We have one little humidifier. It does not help much, that is for sure.

I met a couple once who had water in a great big bowl in their livingroom. They said it's a "natural humidifier." It was a nice looking bowl, and I think there were a bunch of rocks in it, so it was a nice looking thing. Has anyone ever heard of this or do you have any other suggestions?

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Jenn not heard of it, but i have seen some gorgeous smallish type water features complete with rocks..pebbles etc for inside the home :)

momyblogR said...

I've heard of it but have never done it. We also have a small humidifier that we use.

I ready for Spring too!

Karin said...

Well we have a giant aquarium in our living room for the turtle and we still have static electricity so I don't know if it would really work. However I also don't think it would hurt to try it. See aren't I helpful.

Badoozie said...

i find that leaving the lid up on the toilet serves this purpose, and it is also a natural drinking habitat for the pets. we try to make sure it is flushed. it is especially nice when you have two toilets. toilets can be useful for many other things aside from human elimination. did you know this? punch bowls for parties, planters for flowers in the yard, swimming pools for barbie and friends. the list goes on. perhaps you can add to it?

Mr. Althouse said...

When I lived in Truckee (about 6500 feet), to cope with very cold winters, many had either wood stoves or fireplaces of some other kind of auxiliary heat source besides the furnace. As a result, the air inside the house became extremely dry - dryer than the already dry winter air. To combat the dryness, we would put pots of water on top of the wood stove to re-humidify the air. It wasn't so much because of the static, although it did help that, but more to stave off chapped lips and such. Don't know how well it would work without a heat source, but it sure doesn't hurt to try.

~Mike

Bar Bar A said...

I've never heard of any this but remind me not to drink punch at Suzie's house!

Jenn said...

Hey there everybody, I haven't been around as much as usual because I'm fighting a miserable cold, and I'm also facing a deadline on a project I'm working on like mad.

Thanks for your comments and suggestions, or lack of suggestions! Now that you mention it, Susie, I don't remember ever getting zapped int the bathroom. Maybe we just need more toilets in the house.

Meow said...

Never heard of that method. Don't really know what would work, either. I suffer from "zapping" a lot in Winter, too. I put it down to a combination of socks with nylon or acrylic combination, on an acrylic carpet, or the car mats. It is usually from the car that I get zapped. Good luck with finding a solution. Take care, Meow

Saur♥Kraut said...

probably just a little rock waterfall?

Destination...Gloryland! said...

We have a 10 gallon fish tank with a pump on it, so it is like a little waterfall. We don't have much problem with static or dry air. I do know that the water level in it drops fairly fast, so we're getting quite a bit of humidity from it. We also get a fun fish to watch. :)

Cinthia said...

I have a huge bowl of water in my bedroom, too! I think it works because I have to refill it every couple of days or so.