January 2, 2012
It’s Here – Clean and Organized 2012
Happy New Year! Are you ready to finally get your home clean and organized this year? I’m so excited that you are here and joining in on the fun this month. If you are new here, you can read about this month’s challenge here and read about 5 little things you can do every day to help keep your home in order here.
This is how I clean 4 bathrooms in 15-20 minutes:
•get all supplies in order (all-purpose cleaner, window cleaner, toilet brush, microfiber window cloth and 4 cotton cleaning rags (one for each bathroom) and a microfiber cleaning cloth for bathtubs and showers. New to the world of microfiber cleaning cloths? Check out the cleaning supply aisle at any big box store. Little known fact: the automotive section also carries microfiber cloths for even cheaper.
•go into first bathroom and spray mirror with window cleaner – wipe clean with microfiber window cloth (this might not seem like a necessary cleaning tool, but seriously it is amazing – streak free windows and mirrors every.single.time.)
•clean toilet with toilet brush and spray down sink, toilet and tub/shower with disinfectant
•I leave one rag in the bathroom – I don’t wipe down the bathroom right away – I let the cleaner sit for ten minutes to completely clean and disinfect
•move on to the next bathroom and repeat (mirror, toilet, spray down everything)
•once I’ve done this in all the bathrooms, I go back to bathroom #1 and quickly wipe down everything – I wipe the toilet last (I use a new cotton rag in each bathroom to avoid any cross-contamination)
•I like to use a microfiber cleaning cloth for my bathtubs and showers – it gets rid of any soap scum and any water marks with a quick wipe
And then you’ll notice the four every day tasks that I suggested last week are under every day. Try to spend just 15-30 minutes each day on these tasks. I find that if I just work a little bit every day I stay with the routine rather than if I go crazy cleaning and then ‘burn out’.