There may be some shortcuts involved, but at least the cleaning bathroom chore gets done!
I don’t have cleaning help, I work and I have three little kids. And keeping a clean house does not come naturally to me. House work is not my thing. My goal is to make the cleaning work as easy and streamlined as possible for me.
First up is timing. I like to clean my bathrooms every Sunday afternoon while my baby naps. I don’t work that day and I know if I don’t do it on Sunday it won’t happen until the next Sunday. So that’s a motivation for me to get it done without procrastinating.
I always start with the mirror. I keep Windex in each bathroom, shpritz and just wipe up.
Next up is the vanity. I like to use Clorox wipes for the whole bathroom besides for the mirror and toilet bowl. I keep a container in each bathroom and I find that it goes faster than spritzing and wiping down. Wipes are also easy to hand to my kids when they’re around and want to be involved. Target’s Up and Up wipes are good too. The Lysol ones are not. I used to clear the whole vanity, wipe it down and put everything back. Recently I realized that it goes much faster if I just push everything (hand soap, washing cup, etc) to one side, wipe that side, move it all back and wipe the other side.
The outside of the toilet and the bathtub gets cleaned the same way, with Clorox wipes. For the bathtub I like to keep all the stuff that my husband and I use (face wash, shampoo, etc) in a Command Caddy on the shower wall. That way we don’t have to bend down for the products while we’re showering and I don’t have to move them out of the way to clean the bathtub.
For the toilet bowl, I use two products. First up are these amazing Clorox tablets. They go in the tank in the back of the toilet and release some bleach every time the toilet is flushed. They do a great job keeping that toilet bowl fresh and clean and each tablet lasts for a few months.
If there’s anything the Clorox tablets don’t get, I use these flushable toilet brush heads from the Scrubbing Bubbles. The starter kit with the wand is here. They get rid of whatever dirt is left in the toilet bowl beautifully and I love that I can just release the head and flush it down the toilet when I’m done.
Last up is the floor! I do not care to shlep a broom and mop for one small bathroom, I’d rather get down on my hands and knees and wipe up that floor with the same Clorox wipes I used for the rest of the bathroom. And voila! I have a clean, beautiful bathroom with minimal fuss and set up time.