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When my husband and I were blessed with our house (way back before the kiddos came along), we vowed that we would use our space to entertain and attempt to return that blessing back to others. One of our favorite times to entertain was always the BIG GAME!! Can I get a, “Yeah, buddy!” I’m not even a football fanatic, but there is just something contagious about the excitement over the Big Game. We have so many memories of Mega Game Day youth events and other Big Game Day get-togethers at our house.
And then the kids came along. With one kid, our entertaining didn’t change that much. But adding triplets to the mix? Um, yeah, that threw a wrench in our entertaining plans. I do not worry so much about the toys and clutter that come with having lots of small kids in the house. No, it’s the cleaning that gets to me. It seems as if, in order for me to clean one area of the house in order to prep for our Mega Game Day party, the triplets are tearing to bits another part of the house. For a long time, I just felt as if I were going around in circles! That’s until I developed a better plan at how to get the guest bathroom prepped for game day, even with little ones in the house.
Read on for my method of bathroom cleaning for Game Day, as well as a free Bathroom Cleaning Checklist Printable!
One Week Before the Big Game Day Party
First, prepare by purchasing any consumable items that you need at least one week before the actual party. This may seem like way in advance, but with four kids at home, I have learned my lesson. There have been COUNTLESS times that I have been planning a party and have waited until the last minute to buy toilet paper or hand soap only to have a kid get an ear infection and I’m stuck in the house. Grabbing consumables ahead of time is always a good ideas when there are small kids in the house.
One Day Before the Big Game Day Party
Secondly, one day before the big game day party, do an overall cleaning of the bathroom as a whole. Clean the toilet, sinks, mirror and counters. Don’t forget about the light switches! My kids are bad about heading to the bathroom with sticky fingers, flipping on the light switch, and getting sticky all over the light switch.
This step may also be moved to two or three days before the mega game day party if that works better for your schedule. For me, with so many small kids in the house, the earlier that I clean the more likely that I will have to do it all over again because a certain little boy will dribble on the toilet seat. If your children are school aged (three of mine are not) and are not home much during the day, then you may be able to clean earlier than a day before your Mega Game Day party.
Same Day as the Big Game Party
Lastly, finish up a few minor things the morning of the big game day get-together. Most importantly, lay out or hang up a clean hand towel. Empty the trash can and make sure there is toilet paper on the roll.
Optionally: If planning a Mega Game party with many people, especially when I’m running around like a crazy person entertaining, I set out extra toilet paper rolls near the toilet. From a guest perspective, I always hate it when I have to ask the hostess for toilet paper. Leaving a few rolls out helps with this. However, I know some hostesses do not like leaving items like this out in view, so this is up to you. When I’m using Quilted Northern® Mega Rolls, I know that these have a fuller roll which equals less roll changes, but it never hurts to stop up and have plenty on hand to prevent guests from having a bath tissue run-out!
Are you hosting a Mega Game Day party this year? Grab my free printable below! Simply right click to save the image to your computer. Use your computer printing software to print it on your home printer.
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Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. says
The only way I clean the bathroom is if we have company over! hahaha 🙂 There’s nothing like that frantic motivation you get right before someone enters your home!
Ben G says
Thanks for the checklist! My wife and I always struggle to get everything ready to go at the last moment! #Client
I love the idea of a check list.It makes it seems much more manageable
Juli Purcell says
I Love this!!! I like a checklist becaus ethen I can hand it over to my kids and put them to work… 🙂
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says
What a great list! I need to print this out for my teenage daughter just to get her to clean!
Sandra Shaffer says
Now that is a useful checklist! I wish I had that when my kids were home as a reminder when it was their turn to clean. Having extra tp handy is a great tip when expecting guests!
The checklist is a great idea! Things tend to get really hectic preparing for company (especially with small kids!) so having a list to help you get organized is really helpful.
I LOVE this….this will work when you three boys are pretty muchh grown too!! 😉
Haha! Thanks, Karen. I’ve discovered that planning is the key. 🙂
This is a great way to stay organized before any big social event or gathering!
Jennifer Corter says
Love the checklist! Definitely going to print that out!
Kim Lee says
Great tips and I’m a huge quilted northern fan!