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How to Clean the Bathroom

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Ah, the bathroom. A place of solitude, hygiene, and—let’s be honest here—a bone of contention when it comes to keeping it spotless. We get it; the challenge of teaching kids to master this life skill can seem monumental. But worry not, dear reader. This guide will break down the process into manageable steps, just like our Goal Mine video class. Pop some popcorn and invite your kids to watch the video; they’ll soon be bathroom-cleaning experts!

Step 1: Cleaning the Sink Area

  • Gather Your Supplies: That is to say, don’t even think of starting without everything you need. Scour your cupboards for cleaning spray, a sponge or cleaning wipes, and a towel.
  • The Action Plan: Spray the cleaner liberally on the sink area and faucet. Scrub every nook and cranny. Rinse with warm water and finish by drying it off with a towel. Above all, teach your kids to view this as a quick daily habit. That way, grime won’t have time to settle. In other words, consistency is key.

Step 2: Cleaning the Mirror

  • Preparation is Key: Firstly, grab your glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth.
  • Let’s Get Polished: Spray the cleaner onto the mirror and wipe it down. Pay special attention to any spots or streaks. Buff it dry, or use a squeegee for that extra shine. Most importantly, make it a game for your kids. Whoever leaves the least streaks wins!
How to clean the bathroom, a gloved hand uses a squeegee to clean a mirror.
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Step 3: Cleaning the Toilet

  • Safety First: Gather your toilet cleaning supplies: a toilet brush, toilet bowl cleaner, and disinfecting wipes. Gloves are optional but recommended.
  • Scrub-a-Dub: Apply the toilet cleaner and let it marinate for a few minutes. Subsequently, scrub away with the toilet brush. Don’t forget to wipe down the outside of the toilet with disinfecting wipes. Flush to rinse both the bowl and the brush. For example, you could tell your kids that they’re chasing away the “germ monsters.” Make it fun, not a chore!

Step 4: Cleaning The Floor

  • Prepping the Stage: Vacuum or sweep to get rid of any debris. Secondly, get your mop and floor cleaner ready.
  • Mop Till You Drop: Mix the floor cleaner with water and mop away. Make sure to frequently refresh your mop to avoid redistributing dirt. Allow the floor to dry thoroughly. Above all, this is a great time to teach your kids about the importance of safety on a wet floor.
How to clean the bathroom, a smiling man pulls a girl across the room on a mop.
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Step 5: Taking Out The Trash

  • Suit Up: Slip on some gloves for this task.
  • Dispose and Replace: Tie up the trash bag, replace it with a new one, and carry the old one outside. Subsequently, wash your hands. Use this moment to discuss the importance of recycling and proper waste management with your kids.

Step 6: Cleaning The Shower

  • Arm Yourself: Collect your shower cleaning supplies.
  • Battle the Grime: Spray, let it sit, scrub, rinse, and dry. Your shower should sparkle! Meanwhile, remind your kids that cleaning the shower weekly can prevent mold, another ‘germ monster’ they can help defeat.

Pro tip — Goally’s Tablet has one of the largest libraries of skill-building videos around! From chores to social skills (with lessons like “How to Clean Your Room” and “How To Take Turns While Playing”) on Goally’s TV App.👇

Great job! You’ve just conquered the bathroom. But why stop there? Unlock the full potential of your child’s life skills with Goally’s Dedicated Tablet! It features complete video lessons on how to clean the bathroom and much more.

So, parents, while the task may seem daunting at first, these steps can make bathroom cleaning a breeze for you and your kids. Most importantly, you’re not just cleaning a room. You’re nurturing, responsible, capable young individuals. Now, that’s what we call a clean sweep!

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