- Dirties are to be taken out and put in the laundry room when leaving the bathroom. Every once in a while the kids need reminding of this but everyone is fairly good about it. I tend to get crabby with them if they forget - no one likes a crabby momma.
- Any beauty products used must be put away in it's proper place before leaving the bathroom. I tend to leave the drawer/cabinet open and put back immediately upon using, this saves me time versus pulling everything out on the counter and then putting everything away as I'm done.
- Toothpaste must be rinsed from sink (seems like a non-issue doesn't it, it's not)
- Mirror, counter and toilet top are wiped down with the damp towel before leaving the bathroom. This is adults only, I'm lucky the kids put away their stuff and remove their dirties.
Once a week either I or the kids will go through and scrub the toilets, clean the mirror, sanitize the counter tops and clean the floors. I wish I could tell you the bathtubs get done every week but they don't. My husband will do his own shower when he can't stand it any more (I know, some of you I'm sure are cringing but I have to pick my battles and his tub isn't one of them). My tub gets scrubbed about every 2-3 weeks. Once I'm done paying for Jenny Craig I'm considering getting a cleaning lady to come in and do some of the heavier cleaning - it's just a dream at this point.
As I promised in one of my earlier posts, in addition to the 'clean' picture I'm showing you one of my shameful secrets. My cupboards and closets tend to be a mess. I figure if the guests want to snoop and see my mess they can, I'm sure all of us have messes somewhere. Except maybe my sister-in-law, she's perfect :)
We found this sign at an antique store and thought it would be fun for the bathroom door. Of course it doesn't stop the guys from using it.
This is what I try to leave the bathroom looking like in the morning
Here's the shameful secret. Half the stuff in there is my daughter's, anyone who has a teenager can relate to how much beauty products they need! I like to think this is an insurance policy against snoopy guests, if they open it up the contents may fall out = :)
Do you have any good tips for keeping the bathroom clean?
If you like this post you may like the others in this series
How I keep the House Semi Company Ready - Living Room
How I Keep the House Semi Company Ready - Kitchen