Saturday, February 26, 2011

how to keep a sparkly bathroom in 3 minutes a day

Stonebreaker Builders & Remodelers traditional bathroom
{photo from here}

I shared my morning 5 with you the other day and mentioned my daily quick clean of the baths. 

I absolutely despise spending a perfectly good Saturday scrubbing an icky bathroom.  So I refuse.  Instead, I spend 3 minutes a day in each of our three baths.  I do a quick wipe down and scrub and they never get dirty enough to need a full on Saturday scrub.

This is a combination of things I have learned from FlyLady as well as some tips I got from Real Simple.  It works well for our busy family.

If you'd like to try this method in your baths, here's what I do:

Minute 1:  Spray the mirrors with glass cleaner and wipe off with a paper towel.

Minute 2: Wipe down the counters, sinks and faucets with an antibacterial wipe.

Minute 3: Wipe down the toilet, seat, lid, rim, etc. with a second antibacterial wipe.  Drop 2 Alka Seltzer tabs into the toilet and do a quick once over with the toilet brush inside the bowl. {yes, the same Alka Seltzer you take for an upset tummy.  I'm not sure why it works, but it does}

As far as the shower goes, if you use a daily shower spray, then squeegee the walls and floor after every shower, you'll only need to scrub with a cleanser once every 3 months or so. 

I hope these little tips help you free up more time for all the things you want to do so much more than clean your bathroom!

Happy Saturday!


  1. Alka Seltzer!?
    Wow. I'm so shocked. Good to know!

  2. Great tips! I need to learn to regiment myself.

  3. Thanks for this, I need to try and remember to do this everyday. Alka Seltzer was a surprise for me too.

  4. Hello,

    Thank you for sharing. To get rid of a water rings in sink and toilet I pour a Coke can and leave overnight. Flush and the ring disappears. I will try the alka seltzer.
    Cant wait for my necklace. Very excited!

  5. Brilliant Amber,

    We also have three bathrooms and cleaning them is my alltime worst job -ever!

    x Felicity

  6. I never thought of a squeegee for the bathroom. Great idea!!

  7. I have spent my WHOLE entire Saturday cleaning and most of it was in the bathrooms! I will definitely remember these tips so I dont have to spend my whole weekend cleaning again!

  8. Very good idea!! I love Flylady!!


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