I usually have a bath in the evening, but yesterday I had an early morning one instead and because it was light (can’t have a candlelit bath in the morning, ha ha) I noticed yukky mouldy marks on the ceiling as well as dirt all around the shower head and extractor fan. The whole room was in need of a good clean and as I had this morning off, and had a good night’s sleep last night, I felt motivated to do this very task.
Balancing on the edges of the bath, I sprayed a HG Bathroom Mould Spray on the ceiling and wall tiles around the shower and left it for 30 minutes to do its work. When I went back into the room, the solution started dripping on my head so I got a shower cap and protective painting shirt (and my goggles and mask again 😂) and took EVERYTHING out of the room.
I couldn’t believe how much we’d packed in there. To be absolutely honest, I have only been cleaning the bits I could see for a while now in my weekly clean (tut tut). One of my daughters mostly uses the main bathroom and I have a bath in it some evenings, if I’m not using my ensuite, so it’s not even everyone’s stuff in there, it’s just ours.
With all the clutter out in the hallway, I sprayed and scrubbed everything in the bathroom, particularly the tiles in the shower area (I’d been dreading it but it was actually very satisfying). It’s also quite nice cleaning when there were no bottles etc. in the way.
The marks on the ceiling came off with just a wipe so it wasn’t that bad. I then asked my husband how I should clean the extractor fan and he said ‘that’s your area of expertise’. I didn’t quite know what to say about that so I decided to become an expert on cleaning extractor fans 😀.
Balancing on the edges of the bath again and holding onto the shower screen, I started wiping the extractor fan cover. Although the bits of fluff, mould and other dirt were coming off I really wanted to get inside it. It was then that I thought of trying to turn the cover to see if it came off and it did!
I was actually quite excited to be able to give the cover a good clean and also wipe out the inside. I put the shiny cover back on and labelled myself the ‘new expert on cleaning extractor fans’, ha ha.
Once all the tiles, shower screen, surfaces, window sill, window, mirrors, toilet, sinks and radiator were clean, I got on my hands and knees and scrubbed the floor. They are large white tiles and not very easy to get clean, so I’m going to try doing that again another day.
The clutter in the hallway
I looked at the stuff in the hallway and really didn’t want to put anything back in the bathroom. I was due to start work so left it all until later afternoon. I then went through all the bottles and other items and only put back into the bathroom what we use. The rest is in a pile to be recycled, thrown away etc. I still need to sort out the drawers but that’s for another day.
It was all worth it as I now have a nice clean bathroom and it makes me smile when I look at it.
What gets you motivated to clean?
Until next time…