I spend a lot of time in my main bathroom. It’s the bathtub I love. It’s an oval shaped deep tub with tiles all around. The light fixture is on a dimmer switch so I can completely relax in here. It’s pure bliss when this bathroom sparkles, I have sweet smelling candle, a glass of wine, and a tub filled with bubbles.
This is also the bathroom the girls use. Three girls with long hair. And all the stuff that goes with three girls and long hair. And a busy schedule…. too busy to pick up their stuff on a regular basis…. So I tend to grab anything that doesn’t belong and toss it into the cupboard under the sink…. guess how messy it looks under there!
Bathrooms hoard stuff for us. Towels, clothes, partially full bottles of shampoos, conditions, and other lotions and potions. Medicines, toothbrushes, hair brushes, curlers, and other grooming supplies. Don’t forget about the stash of toilet paper – as my husband says, you can never have enough. And if someone in the house likes to read…. there could also be a pile of newspapers, magazines, and other odd and ends.
Yup, it’s time to go in. One bathroom at a time (we have three – sigh).
As usual, we are after less stuff, more space, and sparkle. And bathrooms should sparkle!
This weekend, we’re we’re going to start with the NOT ME FIVE that has found it’s way into the bathroom. This includes laundry, shoes, dishes, trashes, and anything else that simply doesn’t belong in the bathroom. Don’t worry about going into drawers and/or closets yet – just go after the stuff you can see.
Then some time to clean off (and sparkle) the “furniture” in the room. This includes the sink and countertop, the toilet, and the tub and shower. Get in and behind – you are after dust bunnies, hair balls, lint grints, and other bathroom delights. Sparkle up the chrome and shine up the mirrors. If you have things on your countertop and tub edges that you want to keep, then give them a sparkle as well – it’s amazing how much dust collects on bottles that are not opened often.
And a note about those bottles that aren’t opened often… if you find a pile of lotions, potions, and other doo-dads taking up valuable space on your bathroom countertop and shelves that you don’t love (or don’t want to dust anymore), then consider getting rid of them. The trick to a fast regular bathroom clean is eliminating all the stuff that takes too much time to clean.
Happy sparkling – next week, we’re going in!