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It's Time To Give The Bathroom A Good Cleaning


The Very Last Thing On My Mind

My wife mentioned the bathroom looked messy

And that is putting it lightly

I admit it could look better

Our toothbrushes in a glass

They could be tucked away

We also have our electric toothbrushes off to the side

We use the manual brush and the electric

Hoping to give our teeth a better clean

A soap container almost empty

So we had it upside down

In an attempt to add it to another one

It was too much work

So it was easier to cut it right open

Years ago I was taught not to waste

Even if it was pennies

Those pennies add up to dollars

Some day you wish you had

We had different kinds of shampoo bottles scattered around

Towels some rolled and some folded

Vitamins tucked in the corner

On the bottom of the cabinet

We had different household cleaners

Leaning against a row of glass jar candles we like to use

Everything else was a complete mix

From deodorants to band aids and sanitizers

We have a whole pharmacy behind one door

As I organized things

I shook my head

Because I even forgot we had these things

I had many razors

A bag of rags for all cleaning projects

The room became smaller and smaller

As I began to put things back on the shelves and into hiding

Finally, finished not exactly the way I had hoped

Still better than it was

Until next time

We will keep using things up

By not replacing them

It will give us more room


DREAM ON (author) on May 31, 2021:

Denise McGill I must admit I picked up what should be a good habit from my mother and turned it into a really bad one. It is good to be prepared. So you don't run out of something you are going to use. So if the toilet paper you use is on sale it makes sense to buy it on sale than pay full price. Then again the same rule can apply to shampoo, toothpaste, or deodorant. Then why not candles or bathroom cleaners? Will the list ever end. I can easily get carried away. So as we downsize starting from the bathroom I watch as new space opens up. (lol) I am glad I am not the only one. I should have a bathroom party and everyone who comes over has to take something from the bathroom home with them. That would clean out all the extra stuff in one day. Once it's gone I will never miss it. Maybe a little bit in the beginning. Have a great day. Have a good Memorial Day. I hope you may relax and enjoy the morning that will lead to a wonderful night. Ten days ago you left this nice comment. I finally got to thank you for your thoughtfulness.

DREAM ON (author) on May 31, 2021:

BRENDA ARLEDGE We have too many things in such a small space. We are ready for any cleaning project and any symptoms. Even though we are very healthy. I guess we got a little carried away. Why have one cleaner when you can have three? Why have one bag of cough drops when they were on sale by three for five dollars? Even though I never even used a quarter of one bag. Time ticks on and life moves at a fast past. Off to work soon. Thank you for reading and sharing. Ten days have passed since I got a chance to respond. My mind drifts from place to place. I think I sometimes sail all the way downstream. I am here now that is what counts. Have a relaxing Memorial Day. We are so blessed for all the men and women who gave their lives so we have the freedoms we have today.

DREAM ON (author) on May 31, 2021:

Lorna Lamon I had to give your comment a lovely read every day for ten days. My mom would clean the bathroom every day for the first thing in the morning. She had four boys and maybe that was why? Maybe she thought if the bathroom looked good then the whole house was next. There are many things I remember. She would have the bathroom mirror and sink shining bright. We had the cleanest toilet ever. She loved to have the curtains match the towels and even the face clothes. I vowed never to spend that much time every day in the bathroom when I could be doing so many other things. So i kind of pushed to the opposite extreme. There is a happy middle ground. We had a small house growing up and we were not that messy. We learned to pick up after ourselves and if you ran out of toilet paper you had better change it. It was never left for someone else to do. Simple things that make you laugh. My father also had us save the old ends of bar soap (Ivory or even Irish Spring if it was on sale) back in the day and put them with water to dilute them and use that soap so it wouldn't go to waste. A trip down memory lane. My mother also had the toilet seat cover match the shower curtain and the rug. Always different colors and looking very nice. Today we use liquid soap and I have mismatched towels. I like to think of them as an odd bath towel or even a colorful beach towel to brighten things up. My mother would never stand for it. Thank you for always bringing a smile to my face. For ten days straight. Now off to something else. Hopefully, I will come back and find time to smile again. P.s. We also had a little jar filled with elastics and a baggy full of twisters from the bread. Just incase you needed one. You never know? Have a lovely Memorial Day. Rainy here and off to work.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on May 20, 2021:

So true. That must be one of my major faults, replenishing supplies before the old is gone. Very funny reminders.



BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 20, 2021:

Yeah...it seems like that's the one place we tend to leave for last.

I'm sure mine needs it too.

I'm a bit lazy today though.

Glad you got yours all spiffy & organized.

Lorna Lamon on May 20, 2021:

This poem brought back fond memories for me of my mum who used to melt scraps of soap. Nothing was ever wasted in our family home, and even though mum was very good at keeping a tidy home, I rarely saw her discard anything. I swear she was a dab hand at moving things around. As usual your poems always make me feel good.

DREAM ON (author) on May 20, 2021:

John Hansen My wife was right again. I hate to admit it. Sprucing things up a bit. Changing things around. We had an old shower rod that was metal. It started to rust. We bought a new one made out of plastic and cheap rubber. I said before we get rid of the old one let's wait to see if the new one works. So I tucked the old one in the corner. My wife started and I had to continue to give it the floor a nice wash and we have a little basket our cat Charlotte likes to sleep in on occasion. My wife wanted to move it out because she hasn't used it. I said she will use it again. So back it went. I tucked Kleenex boxes off to the side on the bottom of a rack. Sure enough, I forgot I did that. We bought more. Now we have eight boxes. Ready for a family of seventeen. It looks better and I pulled out one of those candles and lit it. It smells nice. We just have to keep an eye on Charlotte we don't want her to go near it. She never bothered it before. You just never know. We have a plunger tucked behind the toilet. I use to keep it downstairs until one time we needed it I couldn't find it fast enough. So I think I think I might decorate it with wrapping paper. Making it more of a curiosity than an eyesore. Just a little fun in the bathroom that we all need and use at one time or another. Thanks for reading and sharing. Now our bathroom has an echo sound. We did not move anything out. It is kind of funny thought. It must be in my head.(lol)

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on May 19, 2021:

Gotta keep that bathroom clean Dream On haha. Now I better go do mine. It is a mess.

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