What’s the worst housecleaning job in the house?
The bathroom, right?
I come from a long line of terrible housekeepers. In our house, bathroom mold was something that happened that you couldn’t do anything about other than replace the grout – and that wasn’t going to happen anytime soon. Seriously!
When I got old enough to start caring about such things, I tried to get it clean, but as you probably already know – regular cleaners just didn’t do it.
And, I wasn’t alone. Cleaning the bathroom was something that everyone seemed to struggle with. Everyone put it off. It seemed impossible, and it took forever to get halfway passable results. Cleaning the bathroom was popular punishment.
Knowing what I do now, I wish someone would have taught me a lot sooner. It’s not that hard at all. But my mom didn’t know how. Her mom didn’t know how. So how could they teach me?
Well I’m here to save you from all that grief. Here’s a plan to get your bathroom clean in 10 minutes – top to bottom –
But don’t putter, don’t stop and admire your work. That’s another reason people take so long to clean house. Focus! Do the steps and get out of there!
4 steps, about 2-3 minutes a day- and you’ll never have to
deal with soap scum build up or scrubbing the bathroom ever
The tools you’ll need-
* a shower squeegee
* paper towels
* glass cleaner
* Scrub Free or Tilex Soap Scum Remover (not mold remover!)
It’s a good idea to have Clorox Clean-Up on hand too. Very handy stuff.
These should be kept in the bathroom. Splurge on the extra
bottle of glass cleaner and an extra roll of paper towels to
keep in the bathroom.
Here are the 4 steps-
1. When you get out of the shower, after you have dried off
and put on your lotions and such… do a once over on the
shower walls with the squeegee.
2. Take 2 pieces of paper towel and clean in this order-
mirror, counters, quick wipe over towel bars, chrome in shower,
and toilet lip. Throw paper towel away.
3. Do one of these chores each day or two-
* Spray tub with scrub free and do a quick wipe down with
wet rag or sponge, or
* Clean the toilet, or
* Do a quick wipe up of the floor, or
* Do a quick cleaning on your shower doors, if you have them,
or if you have a shower curtain- spray any spots with Clorox
Cleanup. Each of these only take seconds if you don’t let it
get bad in the first place.
4. Watch for any mold, or discoloring of the grout. Spray with
Clorox Cleanup and just let it work. (just don’t get any cleaners with bleach on any chrome, it will ruin it!)
That’s it. Your bathroom will always look terrific, and it’ll be a
lot healthier too. Don’t let build up happen in the first place.
Keeping it clean in the first place is so much easier than trying
to clean it later after it’s all caked and built up.
Try it, you’ll see 😉
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