I love clean bathrooms. Sparkly ones. Ones with no grime in the corners or rings in the toilet.
If this is your first time here, and you’re doing research on slobs, this probably seems strange to you.
I can’t tell you how it makes my buttcheeks squeeze together when I hear someone remark about a slob that they “can’t understand why he/she would want to live that way.”
I don’t want to live that way. With this blog, I’m working to figure out why my brain doesn’t notice the stages in between sparkly and disgusting.
My daily tasks have made a huge difference. “All housekeeping points expire at midnight” means that I have to do the tasks whether something obviously needs to be cleaned or not. But the balance (almost everything in life is about balance) is that although the points expire in one sense, in another sense they accumulate. This means that if I’ll wipe spattered pee off of the toilets nightly, when it comes time to really “clean the bathroom” it is tons easier (and less overwhelming) than when I ignore the daily tasks and have to scrub away days or weeks worth of dried-on pee.
I’ve been avoiding making a schedule of weekly tasks. But since I do love a sparkly toilet, and the knowlege that it has been thoroughly cleaned and scrubbed, I need to figure out a way to start working on one.
The best way that I’ve come up with is to have one weekly task assigned to each day of the week. This worked well for one year when my kids were tiny, but then when schedules changed I got flustered and gave up.
Rather than make an elaborate list of all the things that need to be done weekly and randomly assigning them, I’m going to start small.
Tuesday will be my day to clean the bathrooms.
I’m generally home on Tuesday mornings. Knowing that Tuesday is the day to clean bathrooms will hopefully make me figure out a way to work bathroom-cleaning in even if something else comes up. And if I really can’t clean them one Tuesday, they’ll get cleaned the next Tuesday. Two weeks between bathroom cleanings isn’t really much of a stretch around here.