Real Simple Bathroom Cleaning Method

A month or two ago, Real Simple published a guide on how to clean your bathroom in five minutes. It’s a handy little check-off list (in my head I read that as a Chekhov list, which is something else entirely). Now, I have some major problems with some parts of the list (namely, the use of five billion disposable wipes), but I am apparently someone who needs a definitive list on how to clean, never mind the fact that at this point in my life I should have bathroom cleaning down to a perfunctory task.  I have to say that I’ve found this checklist to be incredibly helpful. I just ignore the disposable wipe part and substitute a dishcloth and homemade all-purpose cleaner instead. (I also skip their recommendation for putting Alka Seltzer tablets in the toilet and just clean it the way I always have.) What I like is that it tells me what order to do things in, and also reminds me that it’s a good idea to do more than just the toilet and sink (door molding! light switch! change the towels! FLOOR). I’ve got a list printed out for both bathrooms. (Granted, I’m still not cleaning the bathrooms as often as I should, but at least when I do, they get cleaned more thoroughly.)

Comments (2)

  1. Clog March 24, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Where do you find the Castile soap in the grocery store? I have looked and looked and never can find it.

  2. Julie March 24, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I use Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap, which I think I got at the health food store. Or somewhere. Target, maybe even? At any rate, it’s a huge bottle and you don’t need much for the all-purpose cleaner, so next time you’re here I’ll just put some in a smaller container for you to take.

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