Bathroom 101: The Medicine Cabinet

I didn’t realize all that I had packed in our medicine cabinet until I started this chore.  I am glad that I have done it and I hope to keep it this way.

1.  Take everything out of the medicine cabinet and one by one trash old items or items that you haven’t used in the last 6 months.  If there are pills that you no longer need make sure that you do not flush them down the toilet but instead trash them.  Remember to also immediately take out the trash before walking away because you wouldn’t want your little one getting ahold of those prescription or non prescription drugs.

2.  After everything is out of the cabinet, wet a cloth with water and wipe down the shelves and inside walls.  Also wipe down the outside. 

3.   If you have a mirror on the outside of your cabinet, use glass cleaner to wipe off finger prints and other residue.

4.  Go through the items that were inside your cabinet and make sure they belong there.  I had several items that I could move and place in another room for better use.

5.  If you have razors that you store in your cabinet, use a small plastic cup and place them upright so that they are not lying around waiting to fall out.  ( This is the reason I had to finally do this chore!)  You can organize your tubes, antibiotic ointments and creams, in the same way.

6.  Place bandaids in a container if they are not in their original packaging.  I used an Olay Wipes container to put all my bandaids in.  It works great!

7.  Once you have thrown away what you don’t need anymore and sifted through the things that could be taken to other areas of the house, place items to keep back in the medicine cabinet.    Don’t just throw these items back in but organize for a purpose. 

       a.  Place items that are not child friendly on the top shelf.

       b.  Place bandaids, ointments, etc. on the lower shelf so that if there were an accident they could be easily reached.

8.  Now, stand back and look how organized and great it looks.   This is the way it should always look so KEEP IT THIS WAY!

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Bathroom 101: Clean The Shower Head

Today is Wednesday and I will be starting my bathroom cleaning 101 chore.  This will continue through Saturday because my birthday is Sunday and I am planning to do nothing on that day. 🙂

So here is a chore for you to start that should only take you a few minutes but will need to soaked overnight.  Make sure everyone is okay with taking a bath before doing this chore or wait until in the morning so that it can soak while no one is using it. 

If you have multiple bathrooms with showers then,clean the shower head that used the most.  Save the others for another time.  We don’t need angry people in the house if they can’t take a shower and you are soaking two out of the two shower heads. 

Cleaning the Shower Head

1.  Unscrew the shower nozzle.  Pour vinegar into a small plastic trash bag or grocery bag. 

2.  Place the shower head in the bag.

3.  Tie the bag up in a knot or using rubber bands to secure it in the bag.

4.  In the morning, scrub off the rust and build up with an old toothbrush and water. 

5.  If you see build up in the holes of the shower head take a toothpick and poke out the build up.

6.  Rinse with water in the sink and reconnect the shower head.

This isn’t something that you need to do often but it is a chore that is rarely thought off but a necessity.

Free Organizing your home printables

I found a wonderful site that offers free printables to help you organize your home.  I have a few sheets that I am planning to share with you later this week but these are also good.  Click here to visit the site and print your free copies.

Daily Chore: Clean the inside of the oven

This is one chore I keep putting off but I know it has to be done.
Prevention:
Clean up spills with a wet cloth as soon as possible ( of course make sure the oven is no longer hot! ).

So since I don’t always do the prevention method I have an oven that needs scrubbing.
1. Take out all the racks and supports. Scrub them using dishwashing liquid and water.

2. Apply an oven cleaner. Cleaners depend on the type of oven that you have. Make sure you read the cleaner before purchasing at the store.

3. Wipe the walls with a clean cloth.

For those who have self cleaning ovens, I envy you. LOL!
Here is how to clean yours.
1. Remove and clean racks as directed ( I’m sorry but I don’t know the requirements for self cleaning).

2. Turn on the cleaning cycle. When the cycle is done wipe out all ashes with a cloth. Throw them away.

3. Wipe down the area with a damp cloth.

I learned a lesson from this chore. CLEAN UP THE MESSES AFTER THEY SPILL!

Enjoy the rest of your day

Daily Chore: Clean oven drawer

This should be a pretty quick chore.

Take out all of those pans or baking sheets and clean the oven drawer with all purpose cleaner.

JUST A THOUGHT:
I didn’t realize what I needed to do for simple chores until I started this blog. These posts have made me committ to chores that before I may have neglected. I hope these posts are also a motivation for you too.

Daily Chore: Dishwasher

Do you really think your dishwasher is clean????

 

Absolutely not!  I studied my dishwasher and noticed several things that grossed me out. 

1.  Where the dishwasher closes at the bottom there was mildew or more like grime that I sure didn’t like.

 

To fix this, Use Vinegar an wipe down the dishwasher from head to toe. 

Once you start to look closer you will notice what needs to be cleaned more often then other times.   Keep this chore up at least once a month.

Craft Website Review: Chore Charts and more

I did a search in google to get some ideas for a chore chart.

I found a great one that I would like to share with you called

http://www.freeprintablebehaviorcharts.com

There are tons of different chore charts and several other awesome charts that you can print for free.  The specific link I went to was http://www.freeprintablebehaviorcharts.com/chorecharts4-10.htm .  This link is for chore charts that are for ages of 4 – 10.

 

Check these out and see what you think.  I would love to know your ideas also.