Q: So this is embarrassing. I never learned how to clean a bathroom. It seems like it should be common sense, but now that I’m living on my own, I’m not exactly sure I’m doing it right. Help?
A: It’s not embarrassing; you just never learned it. And it’s never too late to learn. Let’s break it down.
As with all cleaning, certain fundamental techniques will help. Work top to bottom, don’t double clean something if you don’t have to, and multi-task wherever you can. I made up a little checklist you can download and print out (stick it in a clear sheet protector and use a dry erase marker so you can use it repeatedly). As always, it’s abundantly clear that I am not a graphic designer of any kind, so it’s not pretty, but it’ll do for the basics. This is, of course, just a very basic list. You may have other things that need attention in the bathroom (exhaust fan, windows, shelving units or closets, etc.), but this is a fairly solid place to start.
[This post originally appeared in Dec. 2014]
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