Get Your Home in Shape with Flylady 31 Baby Steps

Day 24 – Swish and Swipe a Toilet

How'd your new afternoon routine go yesterday? What did you end up making for dinner?

Flylady 31 Baby Steps - Day 24 - Swish and Swipe a Toilet

Here are our daily habits! You’re doing great!

Morning Routine

  • Make your bed
  • Get dressed to shoes
  • Check your daily routines in your home management binder
  • Check your email for the next baby step – done!
  • Become aware of a few of your negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones
  • Hot Spot – set your timer for two minutes to tackle one hot spot
  • Room Rescue – set your timer for five minutes to do a room rescue
  • Clean – set your timer for 15 minutes and clean (or declutter) one area
  • Start a load of laundry

Afternoon Routine

  • Start preparing for dinner

Evening Routine

  • Shine the kitchen sink
  • Finish the load of laundry
  • Plan your outfit for the next day at bedtime
  • Set your timer for two minutes to tackle one hot spot
  • Look at your home management binder checklists for tomorrow
  • Go to bed at a good time!

Today you'll be adding in a super quick new daily habit – a toilet swish and swipe! As you finish your business using one of the main bathrooms of your house, squirt in some toilet bowl cleaner (I have a natural recipe on the blog here) and use a toilet brush to swish it out. Then take a cleaning cloth or my Natural All Purpose Cleaner Recipe, and wipe down the seat and back of the toilet. You might also wipe down the sink. This way, if a guest pops over, your bathroom is clean for them and you won't be embarrassed!

I also have a recipe for making your own natural cleaning wipes, if that's easier for you.

The key here is to have the supplies you need in each bathroom to make this super easy to do. Have a little cleaning caddy under the sink with your cleaners and supplies.

Listen to today's task on my podcast, The Merry Messy Moms Show!

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  1. Love the 2 minutes! I’m not much of a visual cluttered. I put everything in drawers! Haha. So I cleaned the 2 drawers of my China cabinet. 2 minutes each drawer. Just doing this everyday will help me get rid of a lot of junk!

  2. After team driving with my husband and only being home 24 hours a week for 5yrs. Im finally home now with granddaughters… & the awful, chaotic, mess of a house. So very grateful to find your page. Im so overwhelmed and squirrel with a thousand other things i need to clean. I have true hope now to have a real organized & clean home to enjoy!

  3. I have taken to replacing most of the shoulds with coulds . Ex: I should do the dishes/I could do the dishes. Thanks to my French friends for their inspiration! (Other Europeans as well.)

  4. In addition to putting washcloths and dish towels into the laundry every day I also add pillowcases. Helps keep the sweat and whatever else emerges in the night off the face!

  5. My grandmother and all her friends always dressed in the morning. Down to a nice necklace. Our Mom as well. No slobby sweatpants!

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