The bathroom is, first and foremost, a practical place. Daily rituals here are often rushed, making order essential, says a 40+ year old Residential Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. Martha Stewart offers a few of the following guidelines in her Hpusekeeping Handbook:
* Group like things together- store all cosmetics in a washable cosmetics bag or plastic bin, ( subdivide cosmetics into categories if you have lots), all skin-care products on the same shelf in your medicine cabinet, all shampoos in one spot under the sink.
* Get rid of things regularly. cosmetics have a finite shelf life, as do skincare products and medications. Every year, take an inventory, and throw out those items that are expired, you no longer use, or are damaged. These is some concern that flushing expired medications down the toilet can adversely affect the water supply. Instead, ask if your pharmacy has a drug take-back program. If not, throw medicines in the trash: secure them in a garbage bag and make sure it is our of the reach of children or animals who might get into trash bins.
* Keep small items in containers. Hair accessories, bottles of nail polish, brushes, and combs will all be easily accessible in see-through plastic bins, with neat, easy to read labels.
To effectively clean a bathroom, have a caddy or basket or plastic bin under the bathroom sink with the following items in them: Rubber gloves, Paper towels, soft clean cloths, soft toothbrush, plastic bristled scrub brush, mild dishwashing liquid, mildly abrasive cleanser, all purpose household cleaner, window or glass cleaner, acidic cleaner, such as white vinegar or Lime-Away, to remove mineral deposits, baking soda to clean drains, toilet brush. Regular, cleaning with the above solutions, will keep your bathroom clean and sanitary, says a 40+ year old Residential Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il.