- Soaked the toilet in vinegar and swished, let stand while I was doing homeschool things.
- Researched how to really clean a toilet. ..found this.
- Went through cupboard under the double sink -- right now it's an exile for old garments and knick-knacks that we are keeping but never use. Examples -- my only daughter's First Communion dress; my husband's Superman costume; champagne glasses; some silver pitchers that were a wedding present. I dug everything out, organized it better, and brought out a few "use them or lose them" type things like some old tights from my college days, a scarf, a few white dress shirts.
- I threw away a couple of grocery bags full of trash and junk .
- I wiped the cupboard floor under there... dusty but easy to clean.
- I emptied, wiped and straightened the drawers next to the cupboard.
- I mopped the floor next to the toilet that had been soaking in vinegar.
- I wiped around the edges of the cupboard where dust and grit collects.
- Then swished the toilet and flushed the vinegar.
- (At that point my teenager asked if he could open the bathroom window and air the place -- my kids hate the smell of vinegar!)
- Then I put a heavy-duty toilet cleaning agent in the toilet bowl, which is a bit stained in and around it.
- Then I went and got gloves, a kitchen scrub, and a couple of heavy-duty paper towels.
- I scrubbed the sinks.
- Then I scrubbed the toilet for several minutes -- in, out, around. It looks better but the stains are still there, though fainter.
Conclusion, Carry-Over Tasks for Next Time
- Attack the toilet again.
- Research $$$ to replace toilet bowl if we have to move and I can't get the stains out.
- Scrub the bathtub and surroundings.
- Scrub walls and windows.
- Consider painting the place.
- Take down fluorescent light cover and clean it off.
- Wipe the light switches and door handles.
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