Every single morning, we end up with four kids getting ready in our bathroom. Yes, they have a bathroom by their room, but no, they don’t want to use it. Kids want to be where their parents are… so into our bathroom they come. This means that by 8:00am, our bathroom is a mess and we have to clean it (or it will drive us crazy all day). Luckily, we have a routine that helps us to clean it in about 5 minutes flat and I wanted to share it with you today.
2). Pick it up:
Give yourself 2 minutes to do a quick once-over. Pick up the things that are left out: towels left on the floor? Pick them up. Kid’s clothes or pajamas left in a pile? Put them away or call the kids in to do it. This will take around 2 minutes.
3). A clean slate:
Neither my wife nor I can stand to have anything on the counters in the bathroom or kitchen. Put things away, grab a cleaning wipe and do a quick once-over. It doesn’t take much to make it look better.
We leave a mop in the bathroom upstairs with replaceable pads on the bottom. We take a cleaning pad, put it on the bottom of the mop & wipe the bathroom clean. It takes around 60 seconds to do the bathroom. Quick & clean.
5). Around the toilet:
Four kids… need I say more? Oh… 3 are boys. We have to clean around the base of our toilets, every few days. (sometimes even every day). It is messy and needs to be cleaned and sanitized. We leave cleaning wipes under the cabinet for a quick wipe down every few days. On the weekends, we give it a good deep cleaning.
6). The tub:
Becky cleans it with vinegar throughout the week and then on the weekends, I scrub it with a good bathroom cleaner every week. Almost all of the kids take a bath in here every night (and our dog will occasionally jump in when he sees that we have water ready for the kids… he does it when no one is in there, because he knows that he will get into trouble! The wet footprints in the hall, leading down to his crate are a dead giveaway!)
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7). Shower Head:
Every month or so, you need to clean the shower head. You can do this by soaking it in a bag of vinegar overnight. You should also replace the shower head every year. Our energy company actually sends out new ones once a year nan effort to help reduce energy cost. So don’t forget to check if yours does this, as well. It is complimentary.
8). The Sink:
As I mentioned earlier, the kids love to use our bathroom. This also means using the sink to brush their teeth. We clean ours out every single day (sometimes twice a day). Just imagine what the sink would look like if we didn’t clean it out.
We have to clean the mirrors daily (like I said… 4 kids!). They end up with handprints, toothpaste, water splashes… you name it. We clean them when the kids leave for school. I would also suggest using newspaper instead of paper towels, a tip given to us by Becky’s aunt a few years back.
Save the best for last, right? I mentioned cleaning the base of the toilet, but don’t forget the inside. It takes no time at all to give it a quick wipe down. We do this one every day, because with 6 people in our family, it is used often. You might want to keep Liquid-Plumr Full Clog Destroyer™ on hand, too. Just put the plunger away on the next clog, because this thick gel is formulated to cut through standing water and works double duty to help dissolve tough clogs and prevent new ones from forming. Plus, the Liquid-Plumr Full Clog Destroyer™ is very effective on full clogs and slow flow drains, and with regular monthly use can help keep your pipes flowing freely.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Liquid-Plumr. The opinions and text are all mine.