Step Into Our Bachelor Pad

August 4, 2010 at 5:33 pm 8 comments

If your home is your castle it might be a good idea to spruce it up every once in a while. Lately we’ve been working with quite a few self-proclaimed “bachelors”.  Appalled by what we found in their homes, we’d like to take this opportunity to, alongside Mr. Dreamy, re-write the Western Canon of Bachelorhood.

Maintaining a clean, clutter-free space doesn’t have to be a production.  It can be as easy as drinking beer in the bathtub.  These tips and tasks take 15 minutes or less to complete.

Take out the trash/recycling. This small, simple step instantly de-clutters any space and quickly removes unforeseen odors.  It’s not a bad idea to invest in air fresheners/essential oils as well.

Empty ashtrays.

Wipe down the bathtub/shower, sink, and toilet (use a toilet brush!) after every use (the Magic Eraser makes it easy to clean the ring around the tub, soap scum and even scuff marks on walls! Or use a cloth, piece of toilet paper, or paper towel). Just do it. Cleaning as you “go” is less daunting and overwhelming than cleaning a disgusting build-up of grime once every four months.  Ugh.

Clean up after shaving. No one wants to encounter little unknown hairs in a bathroom (or anywhere else for that matter).

Change your sheets, towels, and dishcloths every week (even if you aren’t expecting,  err, guests). The sour smell of dirty linens and dishcloths is downright gross.

Place dirty clothing in a hamper or laundry bag. Something with a lid. Leaking smells from dirty laundry is a turn off we can’t describe in words (especially words used in a blog).

Ha!

Toss rotting leftovers and other items you intended to consume.  Editing your fridge can be fun.

Hide lewd material anywhere but in the medicine cabinet.

Clean up the front entrance.  It’s the first area people see and sets a precedence for the rest of your personal space. Hanging a coat rack, hooks, or setting up a shoe rack can de-clutter the area and is incredibly useful when you need to find your belongings in a mad dash for the bar.

Buy a big basket or stylish box to throw miscellaneous stuff into. This will keep guitar pics, notepads, pens, and business cards off the coffee table and floor.  Find a consistent home for change (mason jars work well).

Vacuum.  Buy a Shop-Vac . They’re small, durable, and inexpensive. Put on your iPod, imagine you’re a rock star, presto fini.  Alternatively a dust buster is just as effective (and is even easier to store).

Numatic International Limited vacuums are now available in Canada and the US! They suck (but that’s what you want!).

Dust. Use a microfiber cloth, and cleaner of your choice, to ensure that the dust is being removed and not just moved around) Don’t forget the corners! Use the vacuum! Remember to clean those inconspicuous spots in your bedroom/bathroom or kitchen.  Believe us when we tell you ladies and discerning men NOTICE – and that dirt definitely impacts their decision to spend ‘quality’ time with you.

Access to outdoor space? Get rid of trash, beer bottles, cigarette butts and dying plants.

Take a break from Halo 3 and clean the unexpected.  Once in a while wipe down base boards, light switches, blinds, cupboards, the top of the fridge, etc… Pretend you’ll die if you don’t. Or that it’s you against the germs for survival of the Bachelor State.  

Whatever works.

Or:

http://www.mollymaid.ca/

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Zoe  |  August 4, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    “Or:

    http://www.mollymaid.ca/

    Excellent suggestion. Bachelors should consider hiring the pros at Edit My Closet an investment in their “getting some” account.

    Encountering unknown hairs or a gross toilet are total turn offs for the ladies!

    Reply
  • 3. andrew  |  August 4, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Mr. Clean (and his Magic Eraser) are ALWAYS welcome in my house! He’s been a life saver on many occasions!!!

    Reply
    • 4. Edit My Closet  |  August 5, 2010 at 12:33 pm

      I’ve seen your washroom Andrew and it does sparkle. Thanks for the continued support.

      Reply
  • 5. Terence  |  October 25, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Great tips, better blog! Maybe now I can keep a female friend….

    Reply
  • 6. Step Into Our Container «  |  October 26, 2010 at 6:48 pm

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    Reply
  • 7. Tina Dole  |  August 22, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I think all bachelors need to make sure they hire a maid service every so often. This would really help solve their “bachelor” problem.

    Reply
    • 8. Edit My Closet  |  September 5, 2012 at 11:06 am

      We agree ~ hopefully these tips will get some of them on the right path!

      Reply

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