This post is part of a 31 day series – 31 days to Love the Home You Have. I am blogging through the 31 day challenge in the back of the book “Love the Home You Have” by Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room. You can read all the posts in the series so far here. And to make sure you don’t miss a post you can sign up to have every post delivered to your inbox , or follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram to get even more home decorating ideas and inspiration to help you fall in love with your home.
One of the areas in the home probably right up there with the kitchen that is the hardest to keep clean is the bathroom. Am I right? I wish it was one of those rooms that you could clean once a week and it be ok but it just isn’t. Toothpaste splatters, hairspray overspray, hygiene product clutter, maybe dirty clothes, and a nasty toilet requires often cleaning.
I am not a great “daily cleaner” – as in I wipe down counters, sinks, swish the brush around in the toilet once a day person, but I am working on it. That is probably the best way to keep a constantly clean bathroom. I go through my bathroom cabinets/drawers once or twice a year and purge, clean out old stuff, and just reorganize things – doesn’t take too long – so the clutter isn’t my main problem.
I will say that after I did my master bathroom makeover this past year my motivation to keep the counters completely cleaned off and the bathroom sparkling clean greatly increased.
This was the before of my master bathroom.
And this is the after! I just LOVE it and it feels much more like a “spa” to me with the white towels, dark walls, and the shelves above the tub. So I do strive much more now to keep it clean. This was a very low budget makeover – the light fixture was a free find, I installed the DIY mirror frame, painted some subtle stripes and a new wall color (Magnet by Behr paint), repainted my cabinets and installed new handles, installed some IKEA shelves, and then invested in white towels. You can see the entire before/after post here.
So that can also be a key in keeping a clean bathroom. Maybe you might want to paint a fresh coat of paint, add a pretty piece of art or décor to the wall, and invest in some new towels to help you encourage and inspire you to love that room more and then keep it clean.
Are you the same way? Do you find it more motivating to keep a pretty room clean?
Challenge: Clean those bathrooms. Clean out your cabinets, organize them, hang something pretty on the wall, consider a fresh coat of paint if your bathroom needs it, and then scrub it clean! And then strive to do daily cleanup or semi-daily cleanup so it stays clean.