What is swish and swipe?
Swish - swirling the water in the toilet bowl with the toilet brush to clean the toilet each day
Swipe - wiping down the flat surfaces in the bathroom each day
How do I swish?
Each morning, I simply take the toilet brush and swish it around the toilet bowl. This is super easy, and really prevents any build up of nasties in the toilet bowl. A great tip that I read somewhere, is to put a little shampoo or body wash (use the end of bottles, those freebies from hotels or any that are just cluttering up your cupboards that you just don't like) into the toilet brush holder. This means that your toilet is being blessed with detergent (soap is soap, after all - it doesn't have to be specifically designed for the toilet!), and you don't have to have get out the toilet cleaner all of the time.
How do I swipe?
I will admit that I tried the spray bottle and rag for swiping, but it just wasn't working for me. First, I tried having these things in the bathroom cupboard, but in reality I never opened the door, so I didn't see them and therefore completely forgot to swipe! Then I moved it to the bench top, but hated it sitting out. So, then I tried Bathroom Wipes. I left the packet sitting on the bench - great! I used them all of the time. However, the packet on the bench was still annoying me. So, with the 'soap is soap' concept in mind, I started to use my face wipes to clean the bench! They are actually cheaper than specific bathroom wipes, but I am sure they do the same thing. They work really well, they take up the dust and mess off the flat surfaces (including the toilet), and then they are so easy to pop in the bin. A bit of waste, but I am doing my job of blessing my house, so I try not to feel guilty about the landfill.
|Sorry - this photo wouldn't cooperate and sit landscape :(|
Swishing and swiping does help to keep your bathroom in a ship-shape state, and although I still do the big clean with proper cleaning products about once a month, I generally feel good about the state of my toilet and benches. My shower on the other hand... Well, that's one I am working on ;)