I’ve been thinking a lot about this one. I know what it needs to be, but I don’t want to do it. I’m being a bit of a brat about it.
For each of the last several weeks I’ve added one new non-negotiable task. They have all worked so much better than I expected. They have all been easier than I expected, mostly because doing them everyday keeps them from taking very long at all.
This one seems hard. It’s hard to imagine that it won’t overwhelm me to do this everyday.
I’m going to wipe down the bathroom counters and toilet everyday. Bathrooms kind of gross me out, so I often ignore them. But then they get bad. I think my reason for dreading this one is because I know how it will go. I’ve cleaned bathrooms before only to walk in 5 minutes later to find a big mess of mud and grass on the counter where someone cleaned their feet. I’ve scrubbed every possible inch of the toilet only to find within the hour that someone has completely missed the bowl. (Do they just close their eyes?)
With the clutter cleanup, I have really only had to remove clutter from the bathroom floors and counters a few times. Mostly it has been just a check.
This won’t be a check. I’ll have to reach down behind the potty every single day and wipe up that yellow stuff. If you have boys, you know the place I’m talking about.
I’m not really sure exactly how I’m going to do this. I figure if I’m in this for the rest of my life, I have time to come up with a good way. As of this moment, I’m planning to use baby wipes. One thing that I learned from Flylady is that we shouldn’t be tripped up by not having the right materials to clean. It’s easy to put off cleaning something when we think that we need to run to the store to get just the right cleaner. She says “Soap is soap.”
I’d love to have a year’s supply of Clorox wipes, but I can’t afford that. On the other hand, I’ve been getting great deals on baby wipes lately with coupons, so I’m going to use those. Better than nothing, right?
I’ll share through the week how it goes.