In another stunning moment of glamour as a mother, I found myself this evening cleaning up what looked (and smelt) like little smudges of poo off the kid's bathroom floor. It reminded me of a facebook question I asked last year that got an astounding amount of answers. I had no idea people had thought about this issue so much.
"Ok - so here's a big life question. How on earth do I get rid of the urinal smell that is a fixture of the boy's bathroom in my house? And, yes, I do clean"
I got some great responses - here are my favourites:
- Bicarb soda in a little container behind the toilet (absorbs the smell)
- empty a bucket or two of hot detergenty water over the toilet every single day (mother of three boys)
-put a towel across the bathroom door and throw buckets of water over the toilet so that it gets into all the nooks and crannies of the toilet.
-take the toilet lid and seat completely off and scrub with domestos and scrub the hinges with domestos (mother of five teenagers)
-move your bin away from the toilet (I actually did this and it helped a lot)
- they are just marking out their territory - it's a male thing (helpful comment from a man)
I'm still not sure where the poo on my bathroom floor came from - but at least the floor is now beautifully clean. Well, until a small boy gets up in the night and doesn't quite make it ...