One thing I can claim to be awesome at is thinking up Super (Duper) Logical Excuses.
Seriously, I’m good.
But today, I’m obliterating one with an earth-shattering discovery I made.
How do you clean a shower without getting your clothes dirty, wet, or the least bit sweaty?
You don’t wear any.
I’ll go ahead and apologize for that mental image, and then I’ll explain.
I love a clean shower, but I don’t love cleaning the shower.
Today was Bathroom Cleaning Day. After last week, it was comparatively easy. But my shower still needs some major scrubbing. I scrubbed parts of it last week, but y’all . . . it was bad.
Thanks to Penelop, who asked in the comments last week if I put dish soap on my shopping list, I had a brand-spankin’ new, labeled-BATHROOM-ONLY bottle of my heavy-duty, non-toxic bathroom cleaner ready to go.
But I still didn’t want to. It’s such a hassle cleaning the shower because you basically have to get in it to clean it. And it’s hard not to get your clothes dirty or soapy.
But . . . I remembered my mother saying “I just clean the shower while I’m already in it.”
Which never made much sense to me.
Maybe because I don’t want to think too long about my mother in the shower. (Don’t take it personally, Mom, it’s just a typical mother-child issue.)
But also because once I was old enough to care how my mother kept her shower clean, I had my own shower, and it was already dirty.
Like, so dirty that I (thought I) had to use scary chemicals to clean it.
But now, as I’m finding that using a non-scratch scrubby sponge and dish soap will clean my very-dirty shower really well, it’s making sense.
I already shower immediately after cleaning the bathrooms. Today, I just showered at the end of bathroom cleaning.
I scrubbed the shower while I was showering.
Again, I do apologize for the mental picture. But seriously, my mom is brilliant.
I’m pretty confident that this discovery/realization/understanding is going to rock my bathroom cleaning routine.