Blocking out a solid hour from my schedule to wipe, scrub, sweep, and dust my bathroom just ain’t happening these days. And, let’s face it, even when I do have the time, it’s not one of my favorite hobbies.
One night, after washing my face, I stood there with my wet washcloth and had an epiphany. I reached out and wiped down the counter. No more dust or stray hair! Then I wiped out the sink. No more colorful kiddie toothpaste blobs! It all took about 15 seconds (I mean, I did have to move the Kleenex box and all), and I tossed the washcloth in the laundry basket and went to bed.
The next night I tackled the mirror. Windex would have you believe that they are the only way to achieve a streakless shine, but I protest! A wet washcloth, followed by a dry hand towel worked just fine for me. Not that I would have minded a few streaks; that still would have been more attractive than the handprints that dominated previously.
The following night I already had a plan in motion: the floor perimeter. Most dust/hair/debris doesn’t stay in the middle of the floor, but gets blown to the outside. After washing my face, I got down on my knees and swiped along the trim. Granted, we have a small bathroom, but it only took seconds!
And like that, I had cleaned everything in the bathroom in less than a minute of combined work time, save the toilet and shower.
Thankfully, we have a water softener, so I don’t have to clean either one of those more often than every six months. But I imagine wiping down the shower once a week with your washcloth would help with soap scum and build-up issues.
My favorite part of my new cleaning routine is the lack of CHEMICALS.
Water + washcloth. Nah, my favorite part is probably how quickly it gets done. But my second favorite? The lack of CHEMICALS.
Do you have a Bathroom Cleaning Routine? A schedule? A favorite all-natural cleaner? (I’m all ears for anyone with a natural rust-remover. Not that we ever need one. We never let the water softener run out of salt…)
*this post is linked to Works for Me Wednesday