Because your bathroom is used so much and it’s not exactly the most sanitary place in the house, it’s imperative that you clean it right in order to keep everyone in your house healthy. In other words, clean your bathroom is a dirty job but someone has to do it, and that might be you.
Here’s how to clean your bathroom so that it gets done right but gets done as quickly as possible so that this “dirty job” is as quick and easy as possible. We’re going to discuss how to clean your bathroom step by step, so that you know exactly what to do and can get the job done lickety-split.
Step One: Gather Your Cleaning Supplies
You may have your cleaning supplies in one place already, but if you don’t, take a little bit of time to gather what you’re going to need and put it all in one place. It’s a good idea if you can to put all the necessary cleaning supplies in a bin that’s easy to keep and store. Keep your bathroom products in their own bin and separate from other household cleaning supplies, since some of the products you use are pretty specialized. You’ll need toilet bowl cleaner, glass cleaner, bathroom surface cleaner, soap scum and mildew remover, a scrub brush, a toilet bowl brush, paper towels, sponges, dust rags, and floor cleaner.
Remove everything that doesn’t belong in the bathroom from there and make sure all surfaces are clear.
Step Three: Clean the Shower
This may be your most dreaded job, and so it helps if you get it out of the way first thing because it’s going to take quite a bit of your energy. A shower is a notorious place for soap scum buildup and mildew if you don’t clean it on a regular basis.
If your shower is particularly “scummy” and it hasn’t been cleaned for quite a while, you can allow the cleaner to sit for just a minute to make removing the scum easier. Clean the shower curtain or shower door and track, too. There are lots of products out there that can help you clean your shower, and some of them are even automatic sprays that do most of the work for you. When you finish, rinse the shower very well and wipe it down with a rag if you want to avoid streaks.
Step Four: Clean the Mirrors
At this good job for rags and glass cleaner, and you can also dust any shelves, doorframes, baseboards and moldings with the rags after you do this, too.
Step Five: Clean the Sink and Faucet
Bathroom/kitchen surface cleaners are great for cleaning your sink. You can also clean countertops or vanity surfaces with this cleaner.
Step Six: Clean the Toilet
This may be the dirtiest and most distasteful job in the bathroom, but again, it has to be done. Scrub the inside of the toilet with a toilet brush and some toilet bowl cleaner. Wipe the rim of the bowl and the lid and seat clean as well with some rags. You can clean the toilet tank with the same surface cleaner you cleaned your sink with. Make sure you clean around the toilet at its base on the floor, too, especially in the back. This is an area that many people overlook. Again, surface cleaner is fine for the base of the toilet.
Step Seven: Mop or Clean the Floor
Depending on how big your bathroom is, you can either mop the floor or simply use rags to wipe the floor clean. If you’re particularly germ-phobic, you can also use paper towels to wipe the floor.
Final Step: Dispose of Any Paper Towels and Toss the Garbage
To really ensure you clean your bathroom, your last step should be to empty your garbage. Not only does this make sure everything is fresh and clean in your bathroom (sort of a “fresh start”). but it also gets any germy paper towels you’ve used out of your bathroom and out in the garbage — germs that are out of sight are literally out of mind in this case.
As you can see, it’s not that hard to clean your bathroom, and it’s something you can do quickly, even if you don’t particularly like to.