One of my biggest pet peeves is a dirty bathroom. You know the kind I’m talking about, the bathroom that makes you wish you had gone outside behind the house. (Well maybe not that extreme, but you get the picture)
I know how hard it can be to keep a bathroom cleaning, especially with a house full of children, guests, or even the pets. I remember the days when I was appalled at the site of my own bathroom. I didn’t even want to use it, but lucky for me, I found an easy way to keep the bathroom in tip top shape in under a minute a day. (plus about 10 minutes once a week for a deep clean)
So What’s the Secret? It’s really in the daily routine. Every day after I’m done in the bathroom I take a couple seconds to spray a multipurpose cleaner in the sink and the toilet. Then simply wipe the sink down, brush the inside of the toilet bowl and wipe. Yeah, It’s really that simple. But the Key is to do it every day. Well at least 5 times a week, on weekends I sometimes take it easy and don’t do any housework.
So what about the 10 minutes deep clean once a week? On Mondays I usually take the time to wipe down all the walls, we use wood heat, and the moisture in the bathroom creates lines of smoke. We also live in an older house, so mildew can become a problem if not kept under control. I spray the shower and scrub the shower walls, then spray and rinse the shower curtains. Just make sure the shower curtain is in the shower when it drips dry. One trick I learned from a Janitor is to “wax” your shower walls, just like you do your car, to prevent water spots. I have 2 sets of Bathroom Rugs, so changing them once a week is a breeze. Then I can wash the dirty set and let them hang until the next week when I switch them out.
I’ve tried almost every cleaner on the market, and currently I’m using Homestar Bathroom Cleaner, because as an AVON Representative, I can get it at a discounted price. I also like the fact that it can be used on every surface in the bathroom, and it doesn’t have that “cleaning product” smell. In fact, it actually has a pleasant apple scent that I don’t mind.