I believe it is customary in most households for the bathrooms to be cleaned weekly. Certainly, that was the routine when I was growing up, but as an adult I fell out of the habit. Instead, we would wait until either the bathroom was so gross we couldn't stand it anymore, or there were guests coming, and then do a massive clean. Then I read UFYH's "Beginner's guide to cleaning the bathroom" and have made it my Sunday morning routine to follow her process. Any you know what? My bathroom is so much cleaner!
I KNOW, Captain Obvious, but I guess what I didn't realize is that this is way preferable than exhausting, stressful, massive bathroom unfuckings.
Also related to bathroom cleaning: I am a big fan of the old toothbrush as a tool for cleaning grout and hard-to-reach places. There never seems to be a toothbrush available when I need one; they get thrown away; they're unsuitable for some reason, etc. Then yesterday, as I scrubbed the shower grout, it hit me: WHY NOT JUST BUY ONE SPECIFICALLY FOR CLEANING?
Seriously, I have been cleaning bathrooms since I was about eight years old and this simple solution did not occur to me until January 4th, 2015. I have literally spent the last twenty three years fretting about the dearth of cleaning toothbrushes that are available to me.
I wonder what lessons the rest of 2015 has in store for me. And you? Have you ever been thunderstruck by the obvious?