Cleaning the bathroom can be one of the most dreadful tasks around the house. Scrubbing toilets and showers is really no one’s idea of a great time, but nevertheless, it must be done.
Cleaning the bathroom doesn’t have to be all that much work if it is done right. If you wait until your bathroom is totally disgusting, yes it will take you longer than if you do a regular upkeep.
To get started, you should do a thorough cleaning of your bathroom. After this is done, all that will be necessary is regular upkeep and a good thorough cleaning once a month or so. Follow these simple steps to get you on your way to a cleaner bathroom. Have cleaners suited to clean the bathroom on hand and nearby. It is good to have all the products you use in one central area so that you can just go to it and bring it with you through the house.
Start by cleaning up all the laundry in the bathroom. This would include dirty towels, clothes, and rugs. If you wish to wash your shower curtain, take that out of the bathroom as well. Wash rugs in washer and let air dry, same for the shower curtain.
Next, pick up any trash and sweep the floor. Save mopping for the last task.
Clean your counter tops and any mirrors next. Using a cleaner for mirrors works best to avoid streaking. Use an antibacterial cleaner for your counter tops. Next, clean the sink or sinks with antibacterial cleaner as well. This will insure that you rid the area of any bacteria that may be lingering. Shine the chrome of the faucets with a soft rag.
Clean the toilet next. Take bleach or pine oil and pour a cup or two into the basin of the toilet, let sit for a few minutes. In the meantime you can clean around the toilet. Start with the tank and spray antibacterial cleaner, wipe clean. Work your way down, cleaning the lid, the seat, under the seat, and around the outside of the toilet. After you are finished with that, take your toilet brush and scrub in and around the basin to clean. Flush.
Cleaning the bathtub or shower can be quite a chore. Depending on how dirty it is, spray a heavy-duty cleanser and let sit for a while. Go back and scrub until the residue, whether it is mildew, soap scum, or just dirt, until it comes clean. Once this is accomplished, you can buy a cleaner that you spray after every use of the shower or bath to maintain freshness. Shine chrome with a soft rag. If you have a hairy drain, use a cotton swap to clean it out.
Wipe down walls and cabinets with a damp sponge and don’t forget the door handles. It is a good idea to give the whole bathroom a once over with a disinfectant spray to kill any last germs.
Lastly, mop the floor. When it dries and your rugs are dry as well, you can lie them back down. Replace your shower curtain, too. And, don’t forget to replace the toilet paper roll and keep a stock under the counter.
This may seem like lots of work, however, if you maintain every few days and do a thorough once over every month, it will seem easy.
To maintain; wipe down sinks after every use. Keep the toilet paper replaced. If toilet looks dirty, wipe it down with a paper towel and some cleaner. Rinse the tub after a bath and pick up laundry right away.
These simple steps can save you a lot of time and headaches. You’ll thank yourself for doing it.