Monday, March 31, 2008

Spring Cleaning: More Bathrooms

I'm finally finishing up spring cleaning and the most recent project was tackling two more bathrooms. They are small areas, but certainly needed some deep cleaning. Here's my completed task list.
- washed/vacuumed floors
- washed baseboards
- scrubbed sinks, toilets and bathtub
- washed rug
- washed wastebaskets & emptied trash
- quickly organized cupboards & got rid of a few things
- shined mirrors
- washed fronts of cabinets
- washed and stored potty seat rings for our next installment of potty training (maybe beginning this summer....2 down, 1 to go)
- freshened up bathroom cabinet
Pictures are below.

Before - kids' bathroom

After - kids' bathroom

Before - half bath

After - half bath
Here is the refreshed cabinet. (Sorry for the photo quality...small darker room + bright vanity lights + necessary flash + poor photographer = bad picture. ) Anyway, I took a piece of scrapbook paper and printed it with the word "refresh", then taped it to the back of the cabinet door. You'll have to take my word for it, it looks better in person. This hides the visible clutter and seems to improve the whole room. A big improvement for about a quarter (the cost of a sheet of paper). This idea came from this blog and this blog.
Thus completes spring cleaning at our household this year. I didn't get to the garage, basement or yard, though those areas did not need as much attention and are generally in order. The main thing in the garage was to haul the recycling and Goodwill donations away and that did get accomplished. In the basement we decluttered a few toys and books and random things. The yard and basement received lots of attention last year, so we may be good for a little while longer.

Thanks so much to The Homespun Heart for hosting this event! With spring cleaning behind me I think we're free to get out and enjoy the season!


thehomespunheart said...

Rachel - I am so impressed with your perseverance on this project! I love your idea to put the "Refresh" on the cabinet door - very nice touch!

Great job!

Mom2Drew said...

Yes, that small touch really was terrific!