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!



8 comments:

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

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

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

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  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!

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  5. Brilliant Amber,

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

    x Felicity

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

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  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!

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

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