Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Monday night, I had my book group over to my house — which means I spent part of Monday doing some house cleaning. Along the way, I found some interesting things to declutter — interesting to me, at any rate!
The first was some toilet bowl cleaner lurking at the back of an under-the-sink cabinet. I had two almost-full bottles, from two different companies — which would be bad enough, but I don't even use toilet bowl cleaner. (I don't find I need a special-purpose cleaner for the toilet.) So these both got freecycled.
The other was some soap. My soap dish has slats along the bottom, so excess water drains onto the counter — good for preserving the soap, but a mess on the countertop. And the dish itself gets to be a bit of a mess pretty quickly, too, with soap sticking to the sides and the slats. Hmm, I thought — maybe it's time for a new soap dish.
And then it dawned on me there was an easier answer. At my other bathroom sink I have a bottle of liquid soap — and I could just use liquid soap at both sinks, eliminating one clean-up job that I always disliked. So my current bar of soap went into the trash, and some spare soap got freecycled.
So now my bathroom is a bit less cluttered and a bit more functional, and that makes me happy.