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how to clean a bathroom

After living with my parents for a year, I forgot how to clean a bathroom. Judge me, it's OK ๐Ÿ˜‚

So on Friday I searched the question, "How do I clean my bathroom?"

The simplest, but still complete, answer I could find:

I clean my bathroom with three products - toilet bowl cleaner, Scrubbing Bubbles, and Windex.

First I squirt some toilet bowl cleaner into the toilet, and spray the shower walls with Scrubbing Bubbles. Then I scrub the inside of the toilet with a toilet brush, and the other toilet surfaces with scrubbing bubbles and paper towel. Then I rinse down the shower walls (just with the shower head.) Finally I clean the sink and the counter with scrubbing bubbles and paper towels, and I clean the mirror with Windex and paper towels.

It's not a long process, probably takes 10 minutes (but that assumes a baseline level of cleanliness)

Courtesy Reddit.

In my search, I noticed Reddit was concise and direct, while articles were nuanced and complete and... confusing.

Scott Young wrote about how while books offer good general advice, conversations with people offers specific advice, which can be more useful.

In his words:

Books tend to offer general advice, but what you need is often highly specific. You donโ€™t just need advice on โ€œsuccessโ€ but exactly who to reach out to in your company to move your career forward. Books offer an atlas, but what you need is often a tour guide.

In a similar vein, Reddit and Q&A sites are good at offering specific advice, while guide articles, like mine, are more likely to drown you in nuance.

So if I'm researching something complex or confusing, I append "Reddit" to my Google search to cut through the noise. I did this a lot for my health and finance articles.