Cleaning the Bathroom
This is less about doing things a specific way and more about finding opportunities to get things done. This is actually a lot easier in the bathroom than it may seem.
Under the sink I keep a sponge with a scrubbing side and my cleaning products. Sometimes I have a homemade mix and sometimes I have store-bought cleaners. But they are readily handy. I also have a small, plastic pitcher and an old washcloth that I use for cleaning.
When I see that it's time to clean the toilet, I pour whatever cleaner I'm going to use in there and let it sit while I brush my teeth and wash my face. Then I swish it around with the toilet brush and flush it down. I brush my hair and move on. The exterior of the toilet is a separate task. That day, I'm just doing the inside. Tackling the outside at the same time is more time and effort than I have available to spend on cleaning the bathroom.
Today, I finished brushing my teeth and washing my face and decided that the sink wasn't shiny anymore. I reached under the sink for the sponge, poured some cleaner on it, and quickly gave the sink a scrub. This extended to the counter top and faucet. The whole ordeal--complete with rinsing--took me less than 5 minutes. That's because it is so easy for me to do that it is done often and I don't have to scrub too hard.
Sometimes, while brushing my teeth, I wipe down the cabinetry or clean the mirror. I'll wipe the top of the storage cabinet. Occasionally I finish my grooming and then wipe down the exterior of the toilet. For those of you with four-year-old boys in the home, you know this is at least a weekly task. Then there are the Saturday or Sunday mornings where I take some extra time and clean the entire shower stall so that it sparkles. Once every few months, I might clean the light fixture.
I leave my bathroom pleased. I'm clean. The bathroom is clean. The bathroom is going to stay clean. It is perpetually cleaned and I barely feel a thing!
Now if I could just get my children to do the same in THEIR bathrooms!!
Make it a great one!
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