First thing I have to say today is this. Happy Birthday Honey Bunny. Today is Joe’s birthday 🙂 He is 73 today. Can you believe it?! I can’t. He sure gets around well for someone in his 70’s. His body is aching more and more in the knees and hips but he is still my “Go Getter” 🙂
Now, on to the Flylady way to clean.
Joe and I spend so much time together. Frankly, ladies, I do take my Joe for granted sometimes 😦 When he does something out of the norm for me I truly appreciate him and his efforts. It is times like this that I know what a treasure I have and I let him know it. It confounds him and makes him uncomfortable. He wonders if he’s done something wrong.
My Joe is NOT the typical “man” and I forget that at times. So, once again…Thank You Honey Bunny for being YOU 🙂
While he is close with the vacuum I interrupted his work to take it from him. That circulation vent needs to be cleaned in the worst way.
Now doesn’t that look better?
Today took two 15 minute intervals to work on the portion of the bathroom that I did. Which included the circulation vent…
And cleaning the light diffuser.
The dust is pretty bad in here.
Do I get in that big, luxurious, soaking tub? Why yes I do 🙂 But only to clean it anymore. I have had a few soaks in this tub. It is quite relaxing with the water up to my neck. The only problem is getting out. The step is slick beneath my wet feet. One time I got out a whole lot faster than I intended to 🙂
I have to get into the tub to clean it. Reaching across to the furthest point to clean is quite a stretch for me. Yes, I’m still in my pajamas. Lovely sight isn’t it 😦
Once I have the tub scoured with Clorox Soft Scrub then I clean the trash can and lid with the soapy rag….after I’ve emptied the trash first. I then use the trash can to rinse the tub of the cleanser.
The last thing is to clean the mirrors surrounding the tub.
All of this I did in less than 30 minutes. Is the bathroom perfectly cleaned? No. Is there still work to do in here? Yes. Am I happy with my results? Yes.
Tomorrow I have the toilet area, shower, and floor to do. These three items will take more than 15 minutes to do. Especially the shower stall since it is very large.
The next time the bathrooms come on the list all I will need do then is get the walls vacuumed and washed down. Vacuum the ceiling. Until that time comes I will be doing a daily swipe with a damp microfiber cloth to keep the dust at bay and water splashes around the sink cleaned up.
A Clorox Wipe will be used on the toilet to keep the outside cleaned. Shampoo or vinegar and baking soda will be used to clean the toilet bowl after I have thoroughly scrubbed it all over with a good cleaning.
A “Swish and Swipe” will only be needed once the bathroom has been thoroughly cleaned. 5 minutes max to take care of this room from now on.
There is still work to be done before I feel the bathroom is thoroughly cleaned. One day at a time and 15 minutes at a time. The less pressure you put on yourself to do the job, and do it well, makes house cleaning easier and takes the stress off.