Closed cabinet doors.
Made to-do list.
Cleaned up kitchen.
Did 5 minute pickup.
Started a load of laundry.
Checked bathrooms for clutter.
Last night I:
Wiped down bathrooms.
Put out clothes for the boys.
Loaded and started dishwasher.
As for weekly tasks, I got on track today after a 4-day weekend. Last week, I decided to make Tuesdays my day to clean bathrooms. Since I’d wiped down the counters and toilets for the last two nights, it was like having a headstart in the cleaning process.
I worked on the other details like the mirror and the bathtub. Even though I had wiped down the toilet less than 12 hours before, I used this time to do deep cleaning. You know, getting down and dirty to try to find all of those places that you wouldn’t think pee could get to . . . but it can. (The kind of cleaning that requires a hot shower immediately after.)
The two bathrooms that I’ve been better about cleaning, meaning the ones that people see, were pretty easy. The kids’ bath and the 1/2 bath just needed some extra TLC to feel like they were truly “clean.” But the master bathroom, being inside the forbidden master bedroom, needs a lot of work. The inside of the bathtub stays pretty clean, but it’s edges were pretty dusty and nasty. I shined it up, and was amazed at the difference it made in the feel of the entire bathroom.
The shower is scary. It has a glass door, which I’m pretty sure is supposed to be cloudy glass, but I really can’t remember. The soap scum on it provides its own “texture” that isn’t pretty. I scrubbed the top half really well, and then decided that I’d work on the bottom half next week. Lame, I know.
In reality, the master bathroom needs its own status as a 2-day project. Since I currently don’t have two days to spend on it, I’m hoping that spending some time on it every Tuesday will eventually get it in shape.