Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Daily Cleaning: Swish & Swipe a Bathroom

I don't know about you, but our bathrooms can go from clean to nasty in no time at all.  This next part of the Daily Cleaning routine also comes from FlyLady.  It's called Swish and Swipe.

The Swish & Swipe takes some advanced planning, but it will pay off by helping you stay focused when it comes time to clean.  To prepare for the Swish & Swipe, you'll need to gather the following things in your bathroom:
  • Windex or whatever glass cleaner you use
  • Paper towels or old rags
  • A toilet bowl brush
  • Whatever soap you have around the house.  FlyLady suggested using old shampoo that you hate.
Put all of this stuff in your bathroom so it's ready to go.

At some point during the day, you're going to have to go to the bathroom (hopefully!).  This is when you'll do your Swish & Swipe.  After you've taken care of business, get out your glass cleaner and paper towels.  Clean all of the gunk off the mirror.  If you need to, wipe down the countertop.

Once that's finished, take that same paper towel, and wipe down your toilet.  If you need more paper towels, so be it. 

Then, take your toilet bowl brush and soap, and clean the inside of the toilet bowl.  FlyLady suggested keeping the toilet brush in an old kitchen canister, and putting whatever soap you decide to use at the bottom of the container.  I bought some cheapy toilet bowl brushes that have little containers to put them in, so I will periodically have to refill the containers with soap.  Whatever works for you is fine, as long as you have something prepared and ready to use when the time comes.

Give the toilet one last flush, and you're done!  Hopefully by doing this periodically, you won't ever have to look at a disgusting toilet.

Ummm..why am I blogging about cleaning toilets?  For real?  Check out my confession.

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