When I was a kid, we scrubbed the kitchen floor on our hands and knees. The bathroom as well. Scrubbed, sometimes with a toothbrush. Now that its the parents who have been having to do it, they buy new fangled power brushes with several different attachments for getting even those hard to reach places. Swiffer's have replaced scrub brushes and vaccumes have replace brooms.
So, yeah, I cleaned the bathroom today. And you better believe I used the power tools! Mom and Dad went into Salt Lake to get some documents signed, and ended up buying a 2005 Lincoln Navigator. Just like that. Its so nice!