We just turned our house keys over to the new owners, and I’ll admit- I was a little sad. A wave of nostalgia always hits me when I see an empty home that used to house all of our belongings, but I am excited for a new chapter. I hope the new inhabitants will love this place as much as we have. I gave the house one last, good clean to ensure it was move-in ready for the new family. Click through for a look at our most popular project in the home (and my last time cleaning it)… the bathroom. It feels strange being totally empty, but I still think the finishes speak for themselves- even with no complementing accessories. I de-germed the house the best way I knew how with Clorox®!
*This post is sponsored by Clorox®. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that allow us to create unique content while featuring products we actually use & enjoy!
Doesn’t the bathroom look empty without the art, textiles, and accessories? Maybe it’s just because I’m used to seeing it decked out on a daily basis.
As a reminder, this is what it used to look like (see below)… check out the entire bathroom reveal here, if you’re interested.
When I was asked to partner with Clorox® Scentiva™, I knew the timing couldn’t have come at a more perfect time, as I was about to give our home the final deep clean and didn’t want to leave the new homeowners with the harsh scent most cleaning products leave behind. I already use their toilet bowl cleaner and after resurfacing our bathtub, there are only a few products recommended for cleaning it- Clorox® Scentiva™ Bathroom Foam Cleaner was one of them and I’ve been using it ever since.
As many of you know, I’ve been really sick on antibiotics the past three weeks. Clorox® Scentiva™ products work hard to kill bacteria and viruses on hard, non-porous surfaces (like the bathtub, sink, and toilet), delivering disinfecting power to help keep your home clean, limit germs, and bring a unique scented experience. It actually kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, including the bad stuff, like- Staph, E. Coli, MRSA, Salmonella, Strep, etc, all while disinfecting and removing soap scum using a destination-inspired scent.
I did my best to ensure the bathroom (and house) was de-germed for the couple moving in. I swear, the Clorox® Scentiva™ Bathroom Foam Cleaner can tackle anything- mold & mildew stains, soap scum, rust, and grime. I noticed that the bathtub had a weird layer of film settled on it… probably from all of my oil baths I’ve been taking while feeling under the weather. It was no match for Clorox®.
I honestly don’t mind cleaning the toilet. I always tell Emmett I’d clean a thousand toilets before dusting. Haha! Am I the anomaly? It’s an easy cleaning chore I do on the regular, thanks to Clorox® Scentiva™ Toilet Cleaning Gel. It has a really wide spray that covers the entire toilet bowl, which I think makes the best use of product, and disinfects even the toughest spots.
Next, I moved to the sink and vanity. Emmett is notorious for getting toothpaste and beard trimmings everywhere (eye roll). I’m so stoked we have multiple baths at our new house because he’s about to get sequestered to a different one than I use. Haha! I imagine it can only make our marriage better?
Next I moved onto dusting the pendant light. I didn’t realize just how much drywall dust had settled up there over the course of our kitchen renovation.
I used Clorox® Scentiva™ Multi-Surface Cleaner on the interior of the sink, light switch, vanity pulls, top of the toilet, and door knob.
The space doesn’t feel quite right without the “stuff”, does it? It’s crazy how much of an impact art and textiles make! Even the shower niche feels empty without toiletries nestled inside.
Not only is the bathroom clean and ready for new inhabitants, but it smells fresh and clean. I prefer the Clorox® Scentiva™ Tuscan Lavender & Jasmine scent. It has notes of jasmine, rose, hyacinth, white sandalwood, musk, and a hint of lavender.
In addition to cleaning the house, I also put together a folder full of home information, including: paint colors, product warranties, our favorite things within walking distance, cleaning & care instructions, etc. for the new homeowners.
Regardless of how the bathroom currently looks, I’ll always remember it styled like this… art on the walls, a robe on the hook, and soft plush towels hanging on the rack.
This little bathroom has been good to us. It was my first ever One Room Challenge space and it’s one I’ll never forget.
It’s been real little bath. I’m looking forward to sharing the bathrooms (yes, there are multiple baths) in the new house. They might not be as luxurious or beautiful as this one, but someday they’ll get there. I’ll definitely give them the same good Clorox® clean before using them, that’s for sure. In case you missed the farewell renovation recap tour… find that here!