I love the look of glass shower doors but what comes to mind when I see them is the hard water spots. At first, the glass is gleaming and lets in a lot of light. Over time, when the water is allowed to air dry, the calcium in the water collects on the glass and creates lime scale. The glass becomes dull and marred.
The bathroom in my new place is great. I finally have lots of counter space, drawers and cupboards. For some strange reason, these luxuries have been a premium since I sold my house. Every rental (and there have been five) has suffered either from pedestal sinks, lack of storage or both. Those inconveniences are history but the shower doors are glass.
I decided to take a proactive approach to the impending water spot challenge and bought a rubber edged glass squeegee. Every time I use the shower, I make sure to squeegee down the glass doors. Four months later…still no water spots. I’ve learned that daily maintenance takes much less time and effort than putting something off and letting the residue build up.
How would your life be different if you didn’t let hurt feelings or misunderstandings with others build up over time? What if you were pro-active when you could foresee an impending challenge?
You can apply this housekeeping tip to many different areas. Doing taxes is a task where I would be better off to create a quarterly maintenance approach. If I spent a few hours at the end of each quarter tracking and filing it would be much less of a major task than when I wait until the blank yearly questionnaire arrives from my accountant in January.
Imagine taking an approach of daily maintenance to health and well being. If you build in the right amount of exercise, proper eating habits and personal time to relax now, you create a healthy lifestyle that, over time, will support your body to work at its optimum levels.
Where in your life do see existing or potential “water spot” issues? Create a pro-active action that will allow you to do regular maintenance in these areas instead of waiting until the buildup is too great to ignore. Hmmm…I think I see a tax receipts organizing project in my near future.