Thursday, July 26, 2012

WHAT, Clean the Bathroom?!

If you need to know how to QUICKLY clean your bathroom, you've come to the right person!! Yes, I have experience that tops all!! I am a professional bathroom cleaner who started cleaning toilets in our church preschool when I was a mere eighteen years old. Once my experience was known, I found I was the one chosen on other bathroom jobs. 


Now, I don't know anyone who would prefer to clean a bathroom over, lets say, writing a blog post. Writing a post is a much cleaner, neater thing to do. If you are writing a post, you can ignore the bathroom, sink, toilets, and tub alike...it is almost like they don't exist as long as you stay on the computer writing that post!!

Once you need to stretch, and find you need the facilities, alas, it never fails!! One of your dear children is in YOUR bathroom and it is occupied!! The other one, isn't so clean...but it is 'taken' too!! 

Have you ever noticed how quickly the bathroom sink becomes cluttered with toothpaste, shaving cream, bobby pins, hair clips, wash cloths, clothes, and all sundry of items?? I have!!

If you have around four little boys (or some of you ELEVEN as a friend of mine has) you will notice a strange aroma escaping the room. You can paint and decorate it so it looks all homey and nice, but if it is cluttered and dirty, it isn't so nice!!

I have devised a method for my madness that has served me well these past twenty-nine years or so since children came along. Here are my top tips to spending the least amount of time cleaning the bathroom possible. Remember, I am EXPERIENCED and believe in a ONE-TWO-THREE-DASH-SWISH-N-SWIPE method. It works!!

Here are my TOP TIPS:
  • Clean all bathrooms daily
  • Spend no more than FIVE minutes
  • Use Windex or Lysol (or your favorite natural cleaner...I use vinegar when I run out of money...often, LOL)
  • QUICKLY Move everything off the sink (don't swipe too fast or they'll fall on the floor!!)
  • Spray the counter surface and swipe the grime (I use a rag made of old cut up towels...if the counter is really dirty...I get the rag wet)
  • Dry the counter top with a dry rag
  • Spray the top of toilet tank, around its sides, seat cover, around bottom and to the back
  • Wipe down the outside of toilet
  • Lift toilet seat and spray each part (I do this EVERY day...remember I had four boys ;-)
  • SWISH the inside of toilet after spritzing with Lysol 
  • Wet a CLEAN rag in the tub (don't get your dried, clean sink wet) and QUICKLY wash the floor (if you wash the floor every day, you probably can for-go the sweeping step (shhhh!!) 
  • Oh, remove the mats, waist basket, and scale (or whatever) first!!
  • Don't forget to put everything back or it doesn't look done!!
  • TADA!!! You are done!! This looks like a LOT but it never takes me more than FIVE minutes. It sure beats having to scrub harder because I never got off the computer to clean!!
If you are smart (which I know you are) you will divide up the chores and one of your children will do the bathrooms. Chores are wonderful ways to train your children in life's skills, and they are wonderful ways to out-do yourself of the job until your nest is empty. Let me tell you, it empties faster than you like :-)

Your family deserves to have a clean bathroom!! I live a long ways from my church, but there has been times when company drops by unexpectedly and I am ready with a clean bathroom. A relatively clean bathroom makes it easier to prepare for company because you don't have to deep clean in a panic!!


And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, 
as to the Lord, and not unto men;
Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive 
the reward of the inheritance: 
for ye serve the Lord Christ. 
~Colossians 3:23-24~

Do you ever get up and 'do' what a post is sharing about?? How do you tackle the daily grime in your bathrooms??

In Christ Alone,
~Judith~



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11 comments:

  1. A clean bathroom and kitchen are a must in my home! Thanks for the tips and for linking up with Simply Helping Him! Blessings!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Misty :-)

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  2. love your tips!! i follow these same tips too..5 boys..yes, we have to clean sinks mirrors tub and toilet EVERY day! I use old towels cut up and old shirts and then have a special spot to collect them all and wash them in clorax and detergent at the end of the week.

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    1. Yes, a good use for old towels...I make my own rags the same way :-) Thanks for stopping over, Annmarie.

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    1. Thanks Nita :-)

      The 'kids' bathroom did stay terribly clean this week...I miss the line of children waiting to use the bathroom in bye-gone days!!

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  4. I dont mind cleaning bathrooms, Jacob luckly cleans his own :)

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    1. Nice to hear from you again Renee...Thanks for the comment.

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  5. I liked this... I have four kids, 3 old enough to help. I will try incorporating this as well. Thanks for the practical tips!

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    1. Thank you Angie!! My children all helped me through the years (once they were old enough) and I never realized the blessing in this until some of them got older. For quite a number of years, I practically did myself out of almost all housecleaning jobs. I happened to need it for a few years. What a blessing!! Now, I clean most of the house again :-)

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