I had taken the time to put on makeup, and style my hair (including wash and blow dry!) and really was feeling too pretty to clean my bathroom, but I am trying to establish a routine, so I pressed on.
After all that bending and climbing (in and out of the tub and on to and off of the stepladder…I can’t reach the top of the mirror) and scrubbing, I looked in the mirror and saw beads of sweat puddling around my eyes and nose and running down the side of my face. (My makeup!)
I was almost done when I announced, “This is so not worth it,” then quickly chastised myself, “Oh, yes it is. you’ll be glad you cleaned when you’re done.”
And I was right.
Once the bathroom was clean: the faucets sparkling, the mirror shining and the tub gleaming I felt not only a sense of accomplishment, but a sense of relief.
The space had been wearing on me…the hair on the floor, streaks in the toilet, grime in the tub…not only because of the obvious reminder to clean, but also because of the mental burden of a dirty space.
Now, the thing about cleaning the bathroom is…
the sparkle and shine seems so short-lived. Soap scum starts to form a ring around the tub as soon as someone takes a bath. So discouraging…all that back-breaking work disappearing before my eyes.
I recently decided to try Method Daily Shower to spray in the tub and shower after each use and between cleaning. It really works. My tub and shower stay whiter and clean-looking until the next time I clean.
Another trick that I use is one my mother taught me…squeegee the shower glass after each use to keep soap scum away.
Two tips to keep the soap scum away:
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*Squeegee – available on Amazon, in Bed Bath & Beyond, Target or Walmart
*Suction Cup – available on Amazon
*Squirt bottles – available on Amazon, or in travel section at Target
*Funnel – available on Amazon, in Bed Bath & Beyond or At Home
- Spray tubs and showers with a daily spray
I bought three inexpensive squirt bottles from the travel bins at Target and, using a funnel, divided the spray between them. One bottle sits on my daughter’s bathroom, one in the master bath shower and one in the master bath tub making it convenient to use.
Simply apply a suction cup on your shower wall to hang the squeegee. Then, wipe the glass enclosure after each use. This has kept our glass soap scum free for eight years.
That’s what is working for my household. How about you? How do you keep your bathroom fresh between cleanings?
See you in class,