We built our house 11 years ago, and figured we'd live in it until they drug us out, kicking and screaming. Therefore, we put all the rooms we'd need on the first floor, and put the kids on the second floor, with a bathroom and a landing. Have I mentioned that my kids are complete slobs? I know they do that just to annoy me. Anyhoo, I clean their bathroom 2-3 times a year, and they manage to destroy it in-between cleanings. Aside from my daughter living here about 3 months last year, it has been my son's job to totally destroy his bathroom. Since it is upstairs, it is, sadly, easy to ignore... Here is what I found when I went to clean today (warning: photos are not for the faint of heart..):
So, the pictures don't really do it justice, just believe me that it is a good thing DFS didn't come check it out, as they'd have closed us down! I spent many hours in there and scrubbed until my fingers were raw. Even took everything out of the drawers and cabinet and scrubbed them down. I ended up with a load of clothes and a garbage bag completely filled. As my title tells, I did have to scrub the walls around the toilet. Seriously, how hard is it to hit the water?? I got on my hands and knees and scrubbed the sides of/around the bottom of the toilet as well. OMG! How do people who were born of my loins live like this????
I am proud to say, that bathroom is the cleanest it has been since the day we moved in. Here are some "after" pics:
VOILA! I just love the feeling of a really clean room. I suppose I won't be able to allow my children up there ever again. Hmmm ~ perhaps I need to get them a port-a-potty? I even put in a new shower curtain that I'd picked up at Dollar General a couple of years ago for something else, but never used it. Anyway, this makes me feel so good. So good, in fact, that tomorrow I plan to attack the landing. I started on it a little bit today, so I don't have a good before picture. Later, I'll move on to my son's room. I'm going to have to purchase a gas mask first....