Supplies (last two are stored under the sink in DD's bathroom; a stack of rags is in the linen closet between our bathrooms; toilet brush is in holder in DD's bathroom):
~ two rags (old, cut-up t-shirts)
~ toilet brush (nothing disposable)
~ spray bottle of vinegar and water (roughly 50/50 mix, usually a tad less vinegar)
~ shaker bottle of baking soda
1. Remove items from bathrooms (I clean both at the same time; they are close). I keep the counter items to a minimum to aid the cleaning process (one cup in each for toothbrushes and tongue cleaners and sulcabrushes -- wands with little brush tips for gumline; one soap dispenser each; one vase with Gerber daisy in DD's bathroom; one glass & reed diffuser in ours). Only two other items in each bathroom to remove (scale and trash can in ours; trash can and toilet brush holder in DD's).
2. Generously spray vinegar in toilets. Let sit.
3. Get one rag damp. Shake baking soda in sinks. Let sit.
4. Use damp rag (folded to size of sponge) to scrub sink and counter and outside rim of toilet bowl, rinsing along the way with HOT water (one bathroom at a time).
5. Rinse rag with HOT water; squeeze, and hang over shower to air-dry...later, when it is dry, it goes into the whites to be washed.
6. Use toilet brush to scrub the insides of the toilets. Leave toilet brush sitting in second toilet cleaned for now.
7. Spray vinegar water on mirrors and faucets (all-in-one faucet and handle) and counter and lightswitch and door knobs and outside of toilet. Use dry rag to wipe clean, which ensures all traces of baking soda are gone and gets the faucets shiny. I use the now-damp rag to clean the toilet paper holder and the fronts of the cabinets (one bathroom at a time).
8. Sweep or vacuum floors, if broom or vacuum are already out. If not, I just move on to #9.
9. Use vinegar water rag to wipe floor working my way out of the bathroom. They're small, but if the floor is unusually dirty, then I grab the first rag from the shower rod to finish. I rinse the rag(s) well with HOT water, squeeze, and hang to dry. Second toilet cleaned gets flushed now and the brush gets rinsed in the fresh water, tapped / shaken inside toilet bowl, and loosely put back in holder.
10. Take out trash...dumping one into the other to take out just one bag. If it is not full, which it often isn't, then I dump trash from our family office into it and take it outside. Replace the bag. Put everything back into bathrooms. Rest toilet brush across holder to fully air-dry. (When the rags across shower are dry, then the toilet brush is put away properly.)
I do the above far more frequently than we clean the shower with glass doors in our bathroom and the bathtub in DD's bathroom. The above doesn't take long at all when I keep up on it. It took me longer to think about each step and type them out than it would have to just go do it! LOL (It's midnight here, though, so my sleeping family appreciates me typing versus cleaning. ;) )
Every day, I use my hand to wipe off the counter in our bathroom after I brush my teeth (with some water, if need be) and then wash my hands.
I leave a sponge (with a green scrubby on one side) in the shower. DH will use it to scrub the shower floor with his foot pretty often (before rinsing off). I clean the shower walls (fiberglass) with it every so often. We both dread the shower doors, but I take the time to clean them before a shower once a month with the scrubby and baking soda (rinsed with the handheld shower head). We try to use the squeegee suctioned right to the inside door daily, but it usually gets forgotten during the week due to busy mornings. I clean the door track with our 6-foot oral irrigator every so often (it's connected to our shower with a valve).
I take a bath once a month and I scrub the tub with baking soda and a rag beforehand. When DD liked baths, I cleaned it more often. She has very dry skin and hair and can only shower 1-2 times per week, so her bathtub doesn't get that dirty.
For decorative purposes, I have a shower rod and and shower curtain in front of the shower doors in our bathroom. I wash this in the machine once every year or two and hang it back up to dry. (I've owned and used it since the 1990's. It's still in good shape.) In DD's bathroom, there is a hand-sewn shower curtain that has yet to be washed and a plastic liner (that did NOT smell when first opened!) that has yet to be washed. We leave them fully extended all the time, so there is plenty of airflow to dry the liner and prevent mildew/mold.
Edited by sunnysandiegan - 5/27/11 at 1:16am