Sunday, April 17, 2011

Where is Mr. Clean When I need Him?

OK. Is there anyone else out there who just HATES cleaning bathrooms? We have ceramic tile on the walls and floor of our full bathroom on the 2nd floor, and the grout is so difficult to keep clean! Of course, I probably don't scrub it as often as I should. And when I do clean it, it's all I can do not to cuss (cuz that wouldn't be very lady-like, don'tcha know? LOL) and yell out loud to no one in particular, "I'M TOO OLD FOR THIS CRAP!"

Normally when I clean the bathtub and ceramic-tiled walls, I alternate my cleaning efforts in an attempt to distract myself from the disgusting job at hand. These distractions might, and often do include:  scrubbing lightly; scrubbing roughly; panting from the exertion of scrubbing; opening the bathroom window and gasping for clean air because silly me sprayed an entire can of Dow Bath, Tub & Tile Cleaner in the toilet and tub while praying that those little scrubbing bubbles would clean the surfaces so I wouldn't have to and now the noxious fumes are sending me into respiratory arrest; scrubbing more; panting more; wiping the sweat from my brow; yelling at the cat for having the gall to do a #2 in his litter box and stinking up the bathroom while I was busting my butt trying to clean it; stopping to grab a hair tie and baretts from a nearby drawer because if that stupid lock of hair falls into my face one more time, I'm going to cut it off; mumbling under my breath, "If Tom and I lived in a motorhome with a 3 x 3 bathroom I could have the entire bathroom cleaned in 10 minutes flat!"; and let's not forget the old "hindsight is 20/20" adage where upon finishing the scrubbing and washing down of the tub/shower, I conclude that I probably should have worn a bathing suit to do this job because now my sweat pants are so soaked with water that they've fallen down over my rear end and I'm afraid I'll trip over the side of the tub while exiting. Have I forgotten anything?  :-)

Have a great week, everyone!


  1. LOL!! Oh, I can so relate!! That is, back when I actually cleaned. Okay, just kidding! :)

    Have a beautiful day, Debbie!

  2. I hear ya about the hair falling in your face! Drives me crazy! Yeah, it's much easier to clean the bathroom if you keep up on it but that's hard to do when you hate doing it so much!

  3. I can barely get the sink and toilet cleaned and the floor vacuumed before my hip gives out and I fall into my chair. The bathroom is the worst room in the house to clean--so much work.

  4. Hahahaaa....sounds like Me! I'll be turning 60 this year and I am not as agile as I use to be! It IS an Awful chore so I do a little bit each time I go in there...then I never have to do it all at one time like I use to...What a pain!

  5. Hi Debbie! I finally got over to your blog! This post is hilarious! Two words SPRAY COMET! It's truly the best stuff ever made EVER!