Break out the broom, vacuum, mop, and/or bucket. Today’s the day to do a quick sweep/vacuum and/or mopping of all accessible floor surfaces. If you have to crouch or move furniture, forget it. Just get all those areas little toes are always stomping around on. Make this quick. Excellent for the Stop Watch Log and you might be able to get your kids involved if they’re the right age. Vacuuming my room was part of my weekend chores as a child!
Today, we’re spending more time in Quadrant 2 (Kids bedrooms and bathrooms, Linen Closet, and Patio). I have a decent amount of de-cluttering to do in this area but if you’ve de-cluttered and are ready to get down and dirty, here are some projects to do:
- Scrub down the bathroom
- Toilet, tub, and sink
- Wash the shower curtain
- If it’s plastic, throw it in the tub, fill it with hot water and pour bleach. Put on your gloves and smoosh the curtain into the water so it’s all covered. You can even do a quick rub of some of the dirtier areas. Let it soak while you clean the rest of the bathroom. Drain, and hang to dry.
- Clean out the medicine cabinet and throw out expired or recalled medicines (ahem Children’s Tylenol and Motrin)
- Wash bath toys in the top rack of the dishwasher. Toss the ones beyond saving
Decorating Tip: Pictures of your kids in the tub are really cute when they’re young and deliciously embarrassing when they’re older. Why hide them? Frame and hang in the bathroom for some cute art and potential revenge.