Bathroom Magic

Have you ever had an ah-hah! mommy moment?

You know, one of those moments when you suddenly figured out or found out a solution to something you had struggled with for years?

Every glorious once in awhile, as a mother of five, I have one of those ah-hah! moments. While reading a mom-book this summer, I stumbled upon some great advice. (I hope the author will forgive me, because I can’t remember her name or book title, and now I can’t find it, though I do remember it’s a MOPS book from about a dozen years ago.) Here’s what she advised:

When it comes to bathroom cleaning, write out the steps of what you want completed and post those inside the bathroom cabinet door.

I took her advice. I typed up the very specific “Ten Steps of Bathroom Cleaning” and taped the instructions inside the door.

Ta-da!!! Works like magic – no more reminders from me and unfinished tasks from my kids. “Go clean the bathroom” means “go look inside the bathroom cabinet and do exactly what it tells you to do.” My poster ends with, “When you’re done, come show mom what a great job you did!”

Now how come I didn’t come up with this idea? I don’t know, but I am sure glad I know it now! And, maybe, this can help you, too!

Happy clean bathroom!

(And, by the way, if you have a great motherhood idea, let me know! I’d love to hear it and maybe even share it, too!)


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