Feb 26 11
by cara
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CLEAN in 2011: How to Clean Your Bathroom in 11 Minutes

This post could also be titled how to clean TWO bathrooms in 22 minutes or less, because that’s actually what I did.

If you’ve checked out my Cleaning Calendar, you’ll see that every Wednesday it says “Clean Bathrooms”.  And every Wednesday, I cringe when I see that.  Cleaning bathrooms (particularly toilets) is pretty low on my list of desirable cleaning tasks.

This week, I saw that I only had 25 minutes before it was time to leave the house and instead of reading blogs for 25 minutes, I decided to see how much of the bathrooms I could get cleaned.

Here’s what I accomplished:

  • Sprayed and wiped the mirrors
  • Disinfected the counters and sinks
  • Scrubbed hard water stains on sinks and faucets
  • Disinfected the toilet lids and seats
  • Scrubbed toilets
  • Swept the floor
  • Steam mopped the floor

In TWO bathrooms!

I was amazed at how much I was able to accomplish in such a short time!  You’ll note that the bathtub and shower didn’t get cleaned, but for a quick, weekly clean, this was very encouraging!  And I’ll share more about the products I use for cleaning sometime soon, but after reading Bonnie from House of Grace rave about Shaklee, I gave some of their products a try.  They ROCK!  I have some new favorite cleaning products!

Here’s a breakdown of how I did it all, and what I used for each task:

1.  Clean mirrors: I used Shaklee Basic H2 in a spray bottle and a cloth (Room Essentials brand from Target, purchase in packs of 5 or 6)  Time Spent: 1 minute

2.  Disinfected counters and sinks:  First moved everything (toothbrushes, hand soap dispensers, pictures) off of the counter.  Sprayed the counter and sinks with Shaklee Basic G, then wiped counters first, then sinks, all with the same cloth used for the mirror.  Time Spent: 2 minutes

3.  Hard water stains on sinks and faucets: Time for the detail work!  I used a scrubbing brush and Shaklee’s Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste to scrub the water stains.  Time Spent: 2 minutes (2 sinks)

4.  Disinfected the toilet lid and seat: Start at the top and work your way down.  I used the same cloth I used for the mirrors and the counters, along with Shaklee Basic G.  I sprayed and wiped the lid (top then bottom), then did the same for the seat.  Total Time: 1 minute

5.  Scrubbed the toilet: I used the Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush to get the job done.  Time Spent: 1 minute.

6.  Sweep: I swept using a basic old broom and dustpan (am I the only one who still uses a broom?!).  Time Spent: 2 minutes

7.  Mop: I use a steam mop, which is great for a quick clean!  Time Spent: 2 minutes

Total Time: 11 Minutes (per bathroom)

Disclosure: I have not been compensated for endorsing any of the products mentioned in this post, and all opinions are my own. These are just some products I’ve been using lately that work for me!

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