Now that you have completed your kitchen project. You can safely say that the hardest part is done. The bathroom is next.
1. This is a good time to throw out old stuff. I know random items tend to accumulate in my bathroom. If you haven’t used it in 2 months and it is not a first aid item, throw it out.
2. Wipe down the inside of your cabinets and put everything back in the cabinets in an organized way. If you need to, go to Wal-Mart or The Container Store and buy some of those clear (see-through) small drawer organizers which will allow you to slide out all of your small items and find them easily.
3. Any mold growing? Use 1/2 bleach and 1/2 water mixed together with a toothbrush to scrub away any mold areas. If you need to, now would be a good time to remove any old bathtub caulk and replace with new “silicone” caulk. Don’t make the mistake of buying waterproof caulk to save a couple dollars. It is not worth it. The “silicone” bath caulk will perform much better.
4. Any counter grout? Scrub with the bleach mixture to whiten, or scrub with baking soda and a toothbrush to clean.
5. Any floor grout? Baking soda and a toothbrush will get it clean. Scrub out any corners with a brush and any hard to mop areas should be scrubbed out as well. Floor cleaner will do, or even hot water and dish soap will get the job done. I prefer Ajax dish soap. It is cheap and it performs well.
6. Now you can pretty up the tub, sink and toilet. I like to use Barkeeper’s friend, a powder to scrub out my bathtub. Bleach will work well to wipe out your sink and the toilet.
The bathroom is complete. Wow, now the hard part is really over. The rest of the house will be a piece-of-cake! Watch for my next Spring Cleaning article.

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