We get excited when homeowners get excited about cleaning. The KonMari method has recently resurged in popularity with the release of Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Her method is all about sparking joy in your life through cleaning and tidying. And it has excited homeowners about cleaning up their spaces!
The bathroom is often a forgotten room. It gets left behind because it typically doesn’t spark joy for many homeowners. Having a professional grout and tile cleaning preformed in your bathroom is a great way to begin the process of turning this around.
Having an out-of-use bathroom due to a scheduled grout and tile cleaning job can be frustrating. But rather than remaining frustrated, use this opportunity to spark joy in your life. Here are a few simple ways to make the most of your professional grout and tile cleaning.
1. Head down the hall for a slumber party the night before
If the bathroom being cleaned is the master suite, pack your suitcases and head down the hall for the night. Take all of your essentials and have all products that remain in the shower or on your countertop moved to a different bathroom.
This gets the clutter near your tiled areas moved out of the way. This saves your technician time and makes the cleaning process move faster.
2. Declutter everything
The KonMari method is all about letting go of the things you don’t need and holding onto what sparks joy. A professional grout and tile cleaning is the perfect time to apply her method to this area of your home.
Your tiled areas will need to be cleared. Following Marie Kondo’s method, pull everything out of your bathroom before the tech arrives. Put your belongings in a pile in another room. Take the time to go through that pile and let go of the items that don’t spark joy. Everything that does spark joy should be organized into piles. This will make it easier to put everything back once your grout professional has left.
Marie Kondo also has great tips that make your space look less cluttered but also help maintain your tile and lessen the need for deep cleanings. Her recommendation is to never leave items in your shower. Once you have taken a bath or shower, remove shampoos and soaps from the shower. Dry them off and put them in an organized bin under the sink or in a cabinet.
Keeping these soaps out of the shower helps minimize the soap scum and residue on your tile and grout. This works to prevent mold growth and keeps you from needing as many deep cleanings in your tub. Check out some other KonMari method tips for the bathroom.
3. Do a fun project with the kids
School’s almost out! Your kids are filled with excitement, and they will have plenty of time on their hands. Not having to scrub your grout and tile provides time to do fun activities with your kids.
You’ll want to be home when your grout professional is there. So, take your kids into the back yard. You can play a game of football or another sport. Get chalk and draw on the sidewalks or play hopscotch. You can also take the fun into another room in your home. Try a fun new recipe with the kids in the kitchen, or do a craft.
4. Invite someone over
If you live the busy lifestyle that most homeowners do, having the time to relax with friends is less common than you would like. Take your newfound time to have a friend over.
You can have a nice lunch or coffee, watch a movie, or invite your friend to help in your decluttering process. Multiple sets of hands can make the organizing move faster, and friends can help you realize what you have been holding on to that you really don’t need to keep.
Just make sure that if your guest bathroom is out of commission, your guest has access to a working and comfortable bathroom.
5. Catch up on paperwork or phone calls
Life is busy, and it’s easy to get behind on things like paperwork, phone meetings, or catching up with family. Having a professional take over the tedious task of cleaning and sealing your bathroom tile means saving yourself time. That time can be used to catch up on important tasks.
6. Organize another room or work on a project elsewhere
Move to another room for duel cleaning. While your bathroom is being scrubbed, you can utilize the time to tackle other projects in your home. If you are inspired by organizing your bathroom, use the KonMari method to organize another space. This can help spark joy in multiple areas of your home.
You could also move to home improvement projects that have yet to be completed in other areas of your home.
A Bathroom Grout and Tile Cleaning to Spark Joy
Having a professional grout and tile cleaning can add many benefits to your home, but the time benefit allows you the opportunity to tackle other tasks in your home. By completing one or more of the above projects in your home, you can best utilize your cleaning time and spark joy in your life.
Our team wants to give you that time. See our grout and tile cleaning services to see how we can safely and effectively clean your grout and tile while freeing up your time for what’s important.
If you are ready to let a professional help transform your tile, contact us to get a free in-home estimate and demo.