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How are you doing with the Spring Cleaning? I am rocking it! So today we are going to the Bathroom. I am assuming you are keeping up with weekly chores and we are only going to those once or twice a year stuff.
The Bathroom Checklist
Clean Jacuzzi Jets
First off, if you have a jacuzzi jet tub you will want to clean it thoroughly. Mold and mildew love the jets. I do this very simply with a tub of hot water and bleach. Run the jets for about 5 minutes, turn jets off and let sit for about 30 minutes. Empty tub. You might be amazed to see crusty mold particles.
Purge Your Bathroom Cabinets
Next, another PURGE! Oh, goody, I love to purge and I am getting really good at it. This time it is the bathroom cabinets. Again, be brutal, throw away old makeup, old beauty products, and give the inside and outside of your cabinets and drawers a good wipe down.
To Toss It Or Keep It- Guide For Makeup
Cleaning Hair And Makeup Brushes
Now, lets clean those makeup and hair brushes. This is a really simple task. Do not do it together. Fill your sink with hot water and couple of drops of Dawn Dish Washing Detergent. Let’s do hair brushes first by removing any excess hair. Let the hair brushes soak for about 30 minutes to an hour to let the Dawn dissolve all that grime. Then simply rinse off and dry.
Most experts say you should clean your makeup brushes several times a week. That isn’t happening so I do make it a habit to clean them periodically. If you have nice expensive brushes you want to avoid getting the handle wet. My brushes are pretty cheap so I give them a good soak in Dawn, rinse and lay flat to dry. Dawn is great for getting rid of excess foundation or oily residue.
Clean Shower Sink and Drain
Guess what ladies, with menopause we have a problem with hair loss and that means… clogged drains. I have the BEST tool to solve the problem of clogged drains (can’t help hair loss). This little tool is a life saver or should I say drain saver.
The Peerless Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool can be purchased at Walmart or ordered online. It makes a great stocking stuffer for adult children.
To clean out shower or drain, first, use the Zip-It Tool to remove unwanted hair. Then pour a generous amount of baking soda and add white vinegar on top and let it do its work. Give it about 20 minutes and then flush drain with HOT water. Due to the chemicals in our local water, I do this for my sinks and drains about once a month to keep them from clogging up. EASY!
Video On Using The Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool
Bleaching Your Toilets
One of the last areas that will need a good Spring Cleaning is your toilet. Give the inside a good cleaning, spray bleach up along the inside rim, then add bleach to the bowl and let it sit. Lift the lid to the water tank, YUCK. Clean any visible mold and mildew on the inside of your water tank with bleach and add about a cup of bleach inside the tank area and let it sit. Flush after about 30 minutes, PRESTO, clean and fresh. Use the time to wipe underneath the toilet for dust and grime. If your rugs are looking a little shabby, now is a great time to wash thoroughly or throw away and add new ones. The average adult spends about 1 hour and 42 minutes on the toilet each week. Spruce this area up with magazines, air fresheners and some… Poo Pourri. The Lavender and Rosemary scent is lovely.
Finally, if you haven’ t already done so, give your bathroom cabinets a good wipe down to remove dust and grime. I use Pine Sol and warm water and it smells wonderfully clean.
This was a quick and easy checklist for the bathroom.
Here is the full Spring Cleaning Checklist
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