As much as we dread our weekends
coming to an end,
I enjoy the freshness and excitement
that Monday morning brings.
Maybe it's because Monday brings a fresh start
of doing and being better than the week before.
Maybe it's because everyone returns to their
previously scheduled routines,
and I LOVE ROUTINES!
But is it possible that I love Mondays
because I clean my bathrooms
Hum, let's explore that a little further.
I started my ritual of Monday morning bathroom
cleaning back in the summer.
I used to take Joseph to football practice at 6am
and then come home and clean like a wild woman.
His two hour practice gave me just enough time to
get my bathrooms done and take a quick shower.
So by the time 8am on Monday morning rolled around
I was dressed for the day
both my bathrooms were clean.
Talk about being on top of the world!
With my least favorite chore done
I always felt like I could tackle my week,
regardless of what life threw in my direction.
Since a big part of my cleaning is having the right supplies,
I thought I'd share them with you.
Yes there are dishes in the sink,
remember we're cleaning bathrooms right now,
not the kitchen. :)
I start with my feather duster.
Everything gets a quick swipe on a weekly basis.
Next I clean the shower/tub.
I pour Pine-sol down the sides
and add in some hot water.
Next I grab my blue handled sponge
and scrub like there's no tomorrow.
Since I'm lazy,
while I scrub I knock all the bottles off in the tub.
That keeps my soap bottles from getting grimy.
Next I rinse the shower/tub with scalding hot water
AND if I'm feeling froggy I put all the bottles back in place.
Next comes the potty...
My potty cleaning is probably no different than yours
except I'd like to share a great product.
See that white bottle of Iron Out in the photo?
Well it works great for getting ballpark mud
out of white baseball pants.
But it's also my secret weapon against the potty.
In our bathroom we have one spot that
always has a rusty looking stain even after being cleaned.
So, my trick is to clean it with the Iron Out
and then follow it with Pine-sol or Clorox toilet cleaner.
Fresh, clean, stain free with minimal elbow grease! ;>
Finally I move onto the mirrors and vanity.
If I have time/feel like it/can no longer ignore it
then I wipe down the cabinets.
Otherwise and quiet frankly most often,
I just use Lysol wipes on the counter and sink.
Once I've torn the bathrooms apart and then
put them back together I wash all the rugs & towels.
Whew, talk about starting your week off right. :)
So, that my friend is how I took a dreaded,
procrastinated chore and turned it into a weekly date.
Now I'm off to clean my dirty kitchen.
But I'm wondering...
What's your cleaning routine?
Do you have any products you just can't clean without??
Have a great week! :D