How does it feel to be almost halfway through our Spring Cleaning Challenge? Yesterday we focused on Dusting and Polishing our home. Aren’t you excited to have a super clean home in just 14 days? You should feel great and proud of yourself, you have made it this far without slacking off or giving up! Are you having fun yet? I know I am!
Today we will be focusing on the Tidying The Bathroom. We already took care of removing trash, dusting fixtures and cleaning any glass and mirrors. So, grab your favorite cleaning supplies and deep clean the sink, countertop, shower and bathtub. When that’s done, we are ready to go!
TIP.1 Always keep the goal of de-cluttering in mind.
If you don’t have a lot of space in your medicine cabinet and on the counter, think about buying a vertical storage unit that goes against the wall, usually behind the toilet. It adds much needed space and shelving to a tiny bathroom. Get rid of things you don’t use. I can’t stress that enough. The bathroom is one of the easiest rooms to accumulate things that you will never use.
Are there always a stack of magazines on the toilet tank? Throw away the old issues and hang a magazine rack on the wall or to the new storage shelf. Now you can keep your bathroom reading materials out of the way until you need them.
You can also use a shower caddy to hold toiletries and the kid’s bath toys. A great way to organize barrettes and other hair clips is by using little bins, glass jars, silverware organizer or even an ice cube tray. They will keep small pieces organized and within reach.
TIP.2 A few minutes a night, before bedtime.
When showers are done, and everyone is in bed for the night, take a few minutes and clean up the bathroom. Wipe down the counter, sweep the floor, rinse the tub. Be diligent about checking expiration dates and throwing away expired items. Don’t wait until the bathroom is messy to clean it. That way when you do the “real cleaning” you have a lot less to clean.
These simple tips can make a very noticeable difference, especially in a smaller bathroom. Sometimes, something simple is all it takes. If you make enough simple changes,BIG things can happen.
Your assignment is to turn your bathroom(s) from a cluttered eyesore into a place of calming escape. After all, often times the bathroom is the only place we can get a moment or two to ourselves, and even that is rare!