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Spot Clean to Keep Bathroom Area Tidy

Casa Quickie: It's Easy Being Clean

The sink bowl and wooden countertop in the bathroom at my house always seem to get stained almost as soon as I clean them. Whether it's an errant bit of toothpaste or a streak of soap scum, it's never quite as clean for as long as I'd like it to be.

Since there's one bathroom sink for two people and a baby, I can't be on top of every last water ring and soap dollop. Instead of complaining or doing all of the cleaning myself, I asked my husband to help me out. I hung a cleaning cloth in a discrete area to the side of the sink, where no one can see it unless they know it's there. Then I stationed a bottle of spray cleaner nearby. Now, whenever someone notices a mess, a quick spray and wipe are all it takes to remedy the situation. And miracle of miracles — my husband's actually starting to see the mess more often than not.

Have you tried spot cleaning like this at your house?

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skigurl skigurl 5 years
Good idea. I find that my boyfriend is happy to clean and keep things clean and follow my clean "ideas" like this, but he just needs to be told....sometimes I just leave the spray bottle and scrubber on the floor of the shower and he will clean it while he's in there...he doesn't mind doing it...he just would never think to do it unless I made it insanely easy and reminded him.
katialoves katialoves 5 years
i have that exact same sink! and love it..
Elka-Karl Elka-Karl 5 years
So true! Since having a baby I've also found that baby wipes are great for lots of things — dusting, a quick countertop swabbing, etc.
mannylove mannylove 5 years
I keep a container of Clorox wipes under my sink in the vanity. It makes it so easy to just grab a cloth & wipe down the surface of the vanity whenever I see a stain form (almost every day)!
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