How to Clean a Bathroom

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The ultimate guide to cleaning your bathroom.
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Bathrooms are probably the most private 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 tends to get dirty quickly. 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.

How to clean a bathroom

If you have difficulties cleaning the bathroom, then you should use this guide. It’s pretty fast and easy to follow, and the whole process shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes of your day to complete.

What you will need:

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

It’s important to organise 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, people have a separate toilet and bathroom; however, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t clean them together on the same day. The rule that the dirtiest place should be cleaned last still applies.

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

1. Clean the sink

The sink is one of the most used objects in the bathroom. That’s why it’s necessary 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-ups in the sink and the drain. That is why it’s essential 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 is no water residue.

2. 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:

It’s essential 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 no mould 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 damp.

3. Clean the glass shower separator

Having a glass shower separator will save you a ton of work. All you have to do 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.

4. Give the bathtub a quick spray with tub detergent

This isn’t the step where you clean the bathroom. All you do here is spray the tub (if you have one) and let the detergent do its job, and dissolve the dirt.

If you have a shower, spray the places you want to clean and again, let the detergent do its job and dissolve all the dirt.

5. Scrub the toilet sparkling clean

Almost always, this will be the dirtiest place in a bathroom. To clean it, you’ll need a toilet cleaning detergent, a sponge, a toilet cleaning brush, and to keep your gloves on.

The 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 doing the rest of the cleaning.

After that, you should grab a sponge, put some all-purpose cleaning detergent, 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.

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 a faster method.
  • Wipe it clean with a lint-free rag.
  • 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 its 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.

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