Kids make messes; big, BIG messes!
Honestly, I can't quite seem to keep up with all of the toys, trash, and tangles! Parenthood, I've found, should be approached with a sense of humor, a spoon full of sugar, and getting ahead whenever you can!
* QUICK TIP *
Use bath time to clean up!
While your kiddos are taking a bath, grab a sponge or wash cloth and wipe down your counters, sink, faucet, and cabinet doors (if your kids are anything like mine, toothpaste ends up in...interesting...places).
I use paper towels to clean the windows (less streak, though my grandma swore by newspapers - probably the funnies section - ha!).
If you're really ambitious (or your kids think they're Nemo, Ariel, or a submarine) you can get your kids out of the tub without a mat or towel on the floor, and use their puddles to do a quick mop up!
Or, you could only put down "cleaning towels" (the old ones designated for spills and messy jobs - not your fluffy white bath sheets from Macy's. Please don't.) for your kiddos to stand on and then use the inevitable splash water and damp towel to do a quick mop up. It's not super get-in-all-the-corners-and-around-the-toilet-with-disinfectant clean, but it keeps things manageable in between the deep cleans.
Q: What are your hot tips for bathroom cleaning? What do you like to do while the kids are splish-spashing? I typically place cucumbers on my eyelids and listen to soothing wind instruments while getting a foot massage.
And by that I mean I'm cleaning cucumbers off my face cause my baby goobered me after dinner, listening to my kids blow bubbles and spit in the tub, while having a "feet party" where I sit on the edge of the tub and dangle my feet and legs in the water while the kids swim under them, over and over again.
P.S. When asked, my daughter also stated that she likes to pretend she's a "water cat" when playing in the tub. In fact, it was her first response. Had to throw that in there, 'cause there's plenty of other parents who can relate to their kids pretending they're "water cats".