Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins Recipe

Another yummy recipe you should try if you like pumpkin!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins the recipe was found here at 'What's for Dinner?' blog.
I made these last week and my family devoured them in minutes. They have the perfect amount of sweetness and an interesting (in a good way) texture. I will be making these again!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bathroom Cleaning- Organized Bucket

With 5 bathrooms to clean now (which include 7 sinks, yikes!) I've decided to get my cleaning supplies a bit more organized.

Now I have all of my bathroom cleaning supplies in one bucket so I can just pick it up on the day I have assigned to clean bathrooms and do my rounds.

I have my bucket clearly labeled so no one decides to dump it and use it for another purpose. I also put a laminated "Bathroom Cleaning Checklist" so if anyone else is assigned bathrooms they will know exactly what needs done.
See below for what I am keeping in my bathroom bucket.

First, toilet bowl cleaner and a brush. I used to have a brush by every toilet but then I decided that was just gross. I never got around to disinfecting them all, the bathroom harbors so many germs and I had to move it to sweep and mop around anyhow. So that is the reason I now use one, I can bleach the one when I finish cleaning all of the bathrooms.
 Next is my shower and tub cleaner, sponge and expandable scrubbing tool.
 Followed by Windex and a squeegee. I have tried many glass cleaners and have never found one I like as well as Windex. And since I use Windex on the facets I like this multi-surface antibacterial Windex best for the bathrooms.
 Usually the boys empty all of the trashes in the house but I do keep a baggie of trash bags in case I need to collect trash from the bathrooms (no reason to make multiple trips out with the trash cans I just dump it in a bag and continue filling up the bag). I included rubber gloves in the bucket as well because you will never see me cleaning without them on!

And the last thing I made to keep in the ziplock bag are some reminders to leave behind in the boys bathrooms that I wrote on index cards. Here are examples of the ones I will be using this week.

So there you have it, my bucket of bathroom supplies.
I sweep and mop the bathroom floors every other time I clean the bathrooms (unless they look like they need it!). So if i need to mop I grab my MOP BUCKET.
 In my mop bucket I have an all purpose cleaning solution that I use and my mop. I fill this bucket up with hot water and make the rounds after the bathrooms are clean. Since I actually use the bucket I don't keep anything else in it.

What kind of system do you have for cleaning your bathrooms?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Basement Sneak Preview

I started a new job today and have just been so busy that I haven't had a chance to do the basement reveal. Actually, I still need to do things like make curtains and decorate but here is a sneak preview of how the Basement bar/ Kitchen turned out!

Keep in mind how it looked a few months ago!

 It was my first tiling job ever!

And again... now

I hope everyone is well!

Linking to Metamorphosis Monday.