How To Clean Your Bathroom In 9 Easy Steps
Out of all the rooms in your home, the bathroom probably tops the list for the one you least enjoy cleaning.
Cleaning a bathroom can be a huge hassle, sometimes you may not even know where to start and just want to give up. Although, it is always easier to maintain a clean home including the bathroom.
I don’t blame you, getting rid of weeks of soap scum and dirt from a bathroom is no easy task.
We often put this problem off for too long, making the task ahead of us a daunting one.
What you need; is to know an easy way to effectively and quickly clean your bathroom so you can do it on a regular basis.
Well, fear not because in this very easy to follow post I am going to show you how to clean your bathroom, so it looks brand new.
In just nine steps, I will show you how to make the daunting task of cleaning your bathroom a pleasurable one.
The steps below will not only enhance the level at which you clean your bathroom, but it will also save you time.
Step One: Strip your bathroom of all of its contents
If you want to achieve the best results, this is a step you can’t skip.
So, remove all of your products from the shower and bathtub including all towels and rugs, and take them outside the room.
Take any items from the top of counters and cabinets out of your bathroom as well.
Once your bathroom is bare, you are ready to give it a good clean.
Step Two: Put all washable materials into the washing machine
Before you start to clean make sure you put all the floor rugs and bath mats into the laundry.
If you have a washer and dryer, it will make it easier, as it will be dry before you are finished cleaning your bathroom, but this is a step you should take regardless.
It gives your bathroom a fresh feel and gets rid of the lingering smells harbored in your bath mats and floor rugs.
Step Three: Dust and sweep
You to want to get rid of all the dust, cobwebs and loose dust in your bathroom before you begin cleaning.
Once you have sufficiently dusted your bathroom, sweep or vacuum the floors to pick up the loose hairs and debris that linger on the floor.
Step Four: Apply bathroom cleaner to shower and bathtub
Now that your bathroom is free from dust and loose dirt, it’s time to get the bathtub and shower to sparkle.
However, if you have left it way too long (don’t worry you are not the only one), your best bet is to use a stronger solution.
An acid-based cleaner will do a good job tackling serious build-up to your shower. If you have a bathtub, remember to get the bathtub.
Once you’ve applied the cleaner leave it to soak.
Step Five: Get to the other surfaces
While your tub and shower soak, it’s time to get to the other surfaces in your bathroom.
Sponge works, as well as a cloth, so don’t worry about that; spray the all-purpose cleaner and wipe down every surface.
Make sure you get everything; towel racks, shelves, baseboards, doors, and windows.
To make sure you don’t lose track of what you’ve cleaned make sure you work in sections e.g. from the top of the room to the bottom or from left to right.
Step Six: Get back to the shower and bathtub
By now your bathtub and shower are screaming to get cleaned.
The good thing about leaving it to soak for that long is the all-purpose cleaner has done much of the hard work for you.
Now all you have to do is lightly scrub away loose dirt and build-up.
When you give it a light scrub you are ready to rinse down, but before you do, make sure you get all walls, floors and other surfaces clean beforehand.
As you finish cleaning up the shower, put back all the objects you took before you started, wiping them down before you put them back.
Step Seven: The sink
Using all-purpose cleaner, spray the faucets and countertops thoroughly and wipe with a clean cloth.
If you have a bit of a build-up in your sink, use the coarse side of a sponge before wiping the sink clean.
Get some glass cleaner to use on your mirror; if you use all-purpose cleaner or some water, it won’t do a very good job.
Step Eight: Clean the toilet
By now it seems like you’ve been avoiding this one and for good reason, but you can’t avoid it much longer.
If you scrub inside your toilet regularly, simply using some all-purpose cleaner will do a great job.
All you have to do is spray a small amount and scrub using clean water and then flush.
If you have accumulated some build-up, use a stronger cleaner specifically made for toilets.
When using toilet-specific cleaner for build-up, it’s best to let it soak before you scrub with your toilet brush.
When the inside is clean spray down the outside of the toilet and then wipe clean with a cloth.
Step Nine: Time to mop the floor
Step 8.5 is to take a big relaxing breath because you are nearly there! In just eight simple steps, you have nearly cleaned the once troublesome bathroom.
It’s time to mop your floor; Fill a bucket with warm water and a fair amount (but not too much) of all-purpose cleaner, and start to mop your bathroom floor.
What you should remember is that the steps I have listed above will always make cleaning your bathroom very easy.
However, if you leave your bathroom for a long time and let the mess build up, even the easiest and fastest way to clean will take a lot of time.
There are things you can do every day to keep your bathroom relatively clean.
Things like keeping a handheld vacuum to pick up loose hairs, or regularly emptying your bathroom trash can, will go a long way.
Investing in a squeegee for your shower and routinely cleaning your drain will also tackle the build-up caused by everyday use.