Friday, February 18, 2011

Keeping Up With My Bathroom

What is the one room that is used the most in your house?  In mine, it's the bathroom.  You can sleep on the couch and not use your bedroom, you can eat dinner in the living room and not use the dining room, and you can order takeout and not use the kitchen. But guess what you CAN'T do?....avoid using the bathroom!!!  It's impossible.  Because of this, it's probably the room that gets the grimiest the quickest.  But who has time to deep clean their bathroom as often as it needs it?  And because it doesn't get cleaned as often as it should, it takes even LONGER to clean when you do get around to it.  It's a vicious cycle!!
Solution: Lysol spray and disinfecting wipes.

Everyday, when I come home from work, I wipe down my bathroom counters with disinfecting wipes and spray down my shower and commode with Lysol spray.  I do this after work because I honestly don't want to do it in the morning.  Cleaning the bathroom right after you get ready is not a great idea. This simple daily (or every other day) routine keeps my bathroom smelling fresh and looking pretty.  It takes me all of about five minutes to accomplish. It isn't a substitute for a deep clean, but it sure helps the in-between days.  I HATE a dirty bathroom, and this is the one method that I've found helps me at least feel like I'm winning the bathroom battle.  Then when I have to really super clean my bathroom, I find it's much easier to handle. Now I know disinfecting wipes and spray ain't cheap (pardon my grammar).  Sunday newspapers often have Lysol coupons that I put to use when stocking up on cleaning supplies.  Couponing is an entirely different subject.  I won't open that can of worms, but I will tell you that you can get great deals using this method.
I'm always looking for ways to be smart about cleaning my house.  When you have 2,800 sq. ft. to clean and don't want to spend every spare moment cleaning, you have to get creative.


  1. I use a really cheap and non-toxic alternative--vinegar and water 50/50 solution. The big thing of vinegar is a few bucks and lasts like a month. Mainly I use it bc I have little ones, and non toxic things are always a plus, plus it cleans just as good as bleach and no streaks. When I turn on the shower and wait for the water to steam up the shower, I will quickly spray and wipe the mirror, sink, and toilet...then while I'm actually in the shower I will do a quick spray and sponge scrub of the shower while the conditioner is setting in my hair lol. Never waste a moment!

  2. Thanks, Tasha! I didn't think of cleaning while waiting for the shower to warm up. Great idea!!


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