“I need to let the plumber into my master bathroom.”
Little strikes terror into the heart of a slob like those words. Even a vastly-improved slob. A vastly-improved slob whose bathroom had returned to slobbiness while she wrote a book about how to not be such a slob.
Anyway, this is the before pic of my bathroom counter:
Yowser. Obviously, I hadn’t been doing that “Check the Bathrooms for Clutter” thing.
Because I figured an emergency-bathroom-cleaning was good material for a slob-blogging post, I took a photo of the time on my phone before I started. 8:09.
I slid things that go in the drawer into the drawer. I threw trash in the trashcan eighteen inches away. I hooked the hangers onto my closet doorknob without even taking a step. I moved the iron to the cabinet where it goes (directly under the counter where it was sitting).
At 8:10, it looked like this:
Seriously. In case you can’t see the phone, here’s a closer pic:
One minute. ONE minute.
Don’t worry. I’m properly horrified at myself for not doing this sooner. Or daily. When it takes less than one minute, and which allows me to actually clean the bathroom when it needs an emergency cleaning instead of just straightening it and hoping the plumber forgets to wear his glasses.
And by 8:23, I had also straightened Hubby’s sink, cleaned the shower, and straightened the out-in-the-middle-of-the-floor-chair-which-we-pile-up-with-good-intentions so Mr. Plumber’s first impression would be less horrific.
These are the moments when I really want to show people the before pictures so they can know I really did do something before they showed up.
But I also want them to think this is my “I HAVEn’t cleaned!” bathroom.
What can you do in one minute in your home?