Cleaning the bathroom is a chore that many of us dread, but it doesn't have to be! With just five simple steps, you can have a sparkling clean bathroom in no time. Follow this comprehensive guide to efficiently tackle the task and keep your bathroom fresh and tidy.
STEP 1: DAILY MAINTENANCE, REDUCING BACTERIA AND ODORS, IS ESSENTIAL.
Spending less than five minutes each day can make your weekly cleaning a breeze.Wipe down the sink and countertop with your preferred disinfecting cleaner and a cleaning cloth.
Quickly clean the toilet handle and seat with a disinfectant wipe.
Return items to their designated spots, avoiding clutter on the counter.
Use a squeegee or towel to dry shower enclosures or the bathtub.
Hang towels to dry and place all dirty laundry in a hamper.
STEP 2: CLEAR THE SURFACES
Make the cleaning process easier by clearing items from surfaces.Pick up towels, bath rugs, or laundry from the floor and place them in a hamper.
Clear the vanity countertop as much as possible.
Gather and remove products from the shower or along the edge of the tub.
Remove the trashcan and any decorative items.
STEP 3: START DRY AND AT THE TOP
Removing dust and loose dirt before cleaning surfaces saves time and effort.Dust light fixtures and the bathroom exhaust fan using a disposable duster.
Dust off the shower rod, top of the enclosure, and towel bars.
Dust window sills, door frames, trim, and baseboards.
Dust the top of the toilet tank, shelves, and counters.
Sweep or vacuum the floor to remove hair and loose dirt.
STEP 4: LET THE CLEANING PRODUCTS DO THEIR JOB
Allowing cleaning products time to work can reduce scrubbing efforts:Spray the shower/tub to break the bond between soap scum and surfaces.
Add toilet cleaner to the bowl to tackle stains effectively.
STEP 5: CLEAN EACH ROOM SURFACE
Clean surfaces in the following order to efficiently tackle each area.Start with the vanity countertop, sink(s), and faucet hardware using an all-purpose bathroom cleaner and a microfiber cloth. Don't forget the front of the vanity or sink.
Use a glass cleaner and lint-free microfiber cloth to clean the mirror.
Scrub the walls, floor/tub, and plumbing fixtures in the shower/tub area. Rinse well, and don't forget the shower door track if applicable.
Scrub the toilet bowl and under the rim using a brush. Clean the handle, seat, and outside of the toilet with disinfecting wipes.
STEP 6: MOP THE FLOORFinish by mopping the bathroom floor with the appropriate cleaner for the floor type (wood, ceramic tile, natural stone).
TIPS FOR KEEPING A CLEAN BATHROOM LONGER:Wipe down the sink daily to remove toothpaste splatters and dirt.
Dry the shower stall and doors after each use to prevent water spots and mildew growth.
Regularly clean out medicine cabinets, vanity drawers, and cabinets to get rid of expired and half-used products.
Install extra towel bars to keep wet towels off the floor.
Wipe down frequently touched surfaces like door knobs, light switches, and toilet handles daily with a disinfecting wipe.
By following these six steps and incorporating daily maintenance habits, you can enjoy a consistently clean and fresh bathroom with minimal effort. Happy cleaning!