How to Clean a Bathroom

The ultimate guide to cleaning your bathroom.

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Bathrooms are probably the most personal rooms in a house. We make it look the way that we feel comfortable with it, and we put accessories that make us feel good. It doesn’t matter if we choose to put on the best decorations, or opt-in for a fairly minimalistic look we have to keep our bathroom clean.

This turns to be a bit of a problem because the bathroom is also the place of the house that tends to get dirty the quickest. It’s a problem that all of us have to deal with, and it can be very time consuming if we have no idea how to do it right.

However, bathroom cleaning can be very fast and effective and takes you no more than 15 minutes.

What you’ll need:

  • Gloves
  • Bucket
  • Glass cleaner
  • Toilet brush
  • Floor cleaner
  • Squeegee
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Sponge
  • Cleaning solution with dishwashing soap and warm water

The Plan

It’s important to be organised before you start cleaning your bathroom. It’s always a great plan to start with the cleanest part of the bathroom and work your way up to the dirtiest (i.e. the toilet).
Often times people have separate toilet and bathroom, however, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t clean them together in the same day. The rule of the dirtiest place should be cleaned last still applies.

How to do it

Here we’re going to list the way the professionals do it, and you can follow it in order to have a clean bathroom fast.

  • Clean the sink

    The sink is one of the most used objects in the bathroom. That’s why it’s important to clean it often and do it properly. What you’ll need is a pair of gloves, a sponge and some cleaning solution. A great DIY cleaning solution is a dishwashing solution mixed with hot water in a bowl.

    After you’ve gathered everything up it’s important to prepare to do a lot of scrubbing. Guck, soap residue, rust and other dirt build up in the sink and the drain. That is why it’s important to clean them every one to two weeks depending on the usage of the sink.

    After you’ve scrubbed the sink thoroughly, you should rinse the whole thing with warm water. Make sure to mop it after with a clean lint-free rag to ensure there won’t be any water residue.

  • Clean the shower curtain
    Depending on your bathroom you might have either a shower curtain or a glass separator. They both need to be cleaned and here is how to wash both:

    The Curtain
    It’s important to wash the curtain every two weeks in the washing machine. That way you’ll ensure that there is no soap residue build-up and there is no mold forming. We suggest that you buy at least three curtains that you can change every other week. That way you will be sure that you give the fabric a rest between uses. It will save you a ton of work and that way you’ll ensure your bathroom won’t smell of damp.A Glass Shower Separator
    Having a glass shower separator will save you a ton of work. All you have to do in order to have a clean shower separator is to spray it with a glass cleaning detergent. Give it a nice wash with a sponge and remove the excess water with the squeegee. It’s a fairly easy process and it’s super fast.
  • Give the bathtub a quick spray with tub detergent

    This isn’t the step where you clean the bathroom. All you do here is just spray the tub (if you have one) and let the detergent do its job and dissolve the dirt.
    If you have a shower just spray the places where you want to clean and again, let the detergent do its job and dissolve all the dirt.

  • Move on to the toilet

    Almost always this will be the dirtiest place in a bathroom. It’s definitely one of the dirtiest. In order to clean it, you’ll need a toilet cleaning detergent, a sponge, a toilet cleaning brush, and to keep your gloves on.
    The very first thing you should do is to fill the inside of the toilet bowl with toilet cleaning detergent and give it a good scrub with the toilet brush. Make sure you stick the brush in the water and leave it there while you are doing the rest of the cleaning.
    After that, you should grab a sponge and put some all purpose cleaning detergent and start from the top to the bottom and give it an excellent scrub. Make sure you go through all of the elements of the toilet and clean them thoroughly.

    After you’ve scrubbed everything you have two options.

    Give it a nice wash with your shower.
    If you can wash the toilet with your shower then definitely give it a go. It’s the faster method.
    Wipe it clean with a lint-free rаg.
    If you don’t have the option to wash the toilet with your shower then you should wipe it with a clean lint-free rag. Make sure you wash it within every couple of strokes.

  • Go and wash the bathtub or the shower
    After you are done with the toilet go back to the bathtub or the shower. By now the detergent should have done it’s magic and any dirt should be coming off easily.
    Give it a nice thorough scrub. Make sure to go over all the places, especially the ones that are harder to reach.
    After that, go and rinse the detergent and the leftover gunk and dirt with warm water.
    The same thing applies to the shower too.

If you have difficulties cleaning the bathroom then you should use this guide. It’s fairly fast and easy to do it so it won’t take you more than 15 minutes of your day to complete it. Do you have any recommendations? Share with us how you clean your bathroom!

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