Until about a week ago I tried a bunch of the common methods to keep the bathroom clean. Scheduling cleanup for a specific day of the week, for example. Or intending to clean it once it feels dirty.
None of these ever worked for me. If I plan to clean the bathroom on Mondays, I remember Monday evening and push it to Tuesday. On Tuesday I forget. When I plan to clean the bathroom once it looks dirty, it stays dirty for a week before I get to finally clean it.
The pathroom has been clean for a week.
The following is not an original idea but here is what I’ve been doing for the past week:
Keep cleaning detergent and a cloth in the bathroom. Before the daily shower spray and wipe down the toilet. While in the shower clean surfaces and appliances. After shaving—which involves hair going everywhere—spray and wipe down the sink.
It takes less than a minute each time and the bathroom has been almost spotless ever since.
I find myself doing a smiliar routine in the workshop. Before leaving the space I put back my tools to where they belong, clear any surfaces and sweep the floor. This gets me excited to return the next day with a clear mind to a tidy shop.
Also I make my bed every morning, delighted to slip back in at night.