This week we are going to be focusing on deep cleaning the bathroom. If you have more than one bathroom, I’d recommend cleaning the bathroom you use most often. Or the one that has the most clutter.
To get started, I want you to focus on one specific task: Streamlining your stuff!
Streamlining and eliminating unnecessary items from your house will be a major focus this year so be prepared to learn how to PURGE!
For now, let’s streamline a few things in the bathroom.
Deep Clean the Bathroom.
Step 1 – Streamline
Just like when we clean, I want you to set your timer for 5-15 minutes. If you lean more towards being a minimalist, stick to 5 minutes. If you are one who thinks everything should be saved because “you might need it one day,” then work for 15 minutes.
After you set your timer, do the following:
• Open each drawer one at a time
• Open each cabinet one at a time
• Open each closet one at a time
…and ask yourself the following question about each item you see.
Do I use this item daily, weekly, or even monthly?
If so, then keep it.
If not, get rid of it.
Most importantly, be honest with yourself! If you have half-empty bottles of eye cream or samples of beauty care products you’ve never used, get rid of them. If you have 25 bath towels but only use 6, get rid of the extra.
The purpose of this exercise isn’t to be wasteful. Quite the contrary! Those items are being wasted if they’re taking up valuable space in your bathroom and never being used.
The purpose of this exercise IS to be deliberate about the items we let stay in our home.
If we streamline the number of unused items in our house, we have more space for the items we love. We have more space to live. We have more space to organize (and find) the items we use on a regular basis. It’s freeing. And it feels good!
Set your time and streamline. Don’t quit until your timer goes off.
Step 2 – Clean Toilet
To deep clean your toilet inside and out, you first want to grab all of your supplies.
• Toilet brush
• Toilet cleaner
• Pumice stone if you need to remove a rust ring (you’ll want some gloves too!)
• Small hard bristled brush (an old toothbrush will do in a pinch.)
• All-purpose cleaner or disinfectant cleaner
• 2 cleaning cloths
• Screwdriver Next, clean the inside of your toilet.
• Squirt the toilet bowl cleaner under the rim and let sit.
• Scrub with the toilet bowl brush.
• Use the Pumice stone if needed.
Next, clean the outside of your toilet.
• Squirt disinfectant cleaner all over the toilet.
• Use the small, hard-bristled brush to deep clean all of the crevices around the seat and around the base of the toilet.
• Wipe away grime with one of the cleaning rags.
• Repeat the disinfectant process if needed. Pay attention to the seat, under the seat cover, around the base, and handle.
• Rinse and dry with the second cleaning rag.
Finally, do a little maintenance.
• Use your screwdriver to tighten the seat.
Your assignment for today:
• Continue working on Habit #1.
• Streamline your bathroom.
• Add this task to your Rainbow calendar.