A couple weeks ago, I decided to start sharing with you new and fun ways of tackling the same old chores. In case you missed them, you can go back and read my method for 20 Minute Clutter Clearing and Angela’s Amazing Fat Busting Laundry Workout.
One chore most of you said you hated: cleaning the bathroom. And I was bound and determined to find some way to make it more enjoyable.
When I approached this task, I started by asking, “well, what is there to love about a bathroom?” And I knew instantly. I love relaxing in my bathroom. Case in point: my bathtub is actually one of my favorite reading spots. Here are some of the books and magazines I’m currently enjoying. I’ve read books on leadership, books on theology, autobiographies, classic fiction, cookbooks, and Marie Claire magazines in my tub. Try it sometime. It’s the best. It’s even better with a nice bit of chocolate.
This would be quite the task, given the state of my bathroom…it hardly screams Gene Juarez…but it sure screams something, no?
I also thought to myself, “hmmmm….I need something else to make this feel like a true spa experience.” I was fresh out of mud masks, but thought I’d make due with this free Biore nose strip (thanks, Rite Aid stockpile!). You may want to omit the cucumber eye circles unless you can somehow strap them to your face and poke out little holes to see through.
Then I opened the windows and popped in some music. I decided on Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool. I highly recommend it. You’ll feel like you’re in some sort of swanky spa. Except you’ll actually be getting ready to scrub away the ring around the toilet. Another thought here would be a spin on my reading in the tub idea: listen to a book on tape (or er, CD?).
The lesson here? Sometimes it’s all about perspective. If we tell ourselves that we hate scouring the shower, well then, we’ll hate it. Instead, try telling yourself you’re on a visit to the day spa and pamper yourself a bit.
And in about 15-20 minutes, you’ll have a beautifully cleaned bathroom. (And in my case, some blackheads got removed, too.)
Any other household chores you’d like to see me tackle here at the blog?