Cleaning the bathroom is one of my least favorite household chores, but over the years I have learned a few tricks. Here are some tips that will make cleaning your bathroom a little faster and easier so you can get back to doing something you actually enjoy. I promise these tips will still ensure all of those nasty germs and lingering bacteria is effectively removed from your bathroom.
- Remove everything that doesn’t belong.
Take out all of the trash and clothes that seems to accumulate in the bathroom. Once this is done you will already start to see an improvement. If you have any portable storage shelves move those out too so you are ready to clean underneath them.
- Pour disinfectant or bleach in the toilet bowl.
Pouring your cleaner into the toilet bowl and letting it sit for a few minutes while you tackle something else, while make it easier to remove any unsightly rings. You do want to make sure that you have plenty of ventilation though so you aren’t breathing in potentially toxic fumes.
- Start dusting.
While the cleaner is soaking you can start dusting, and obviously you want to start at the top and work your way day. Remove any dust and cobwebs from the ceiling and tops of stationary cabinets. Go ahead and just let the dirt and dust fall to the floor, you can sweep it up when you are finished.
- Start scrubbing.
There are several bathroom cleaners on the market, and everyone has their favorite. You do want the one you choose to have some scrubbing power. This is especially important if you are dealing with rust or lime scale around faucets and in between tile grout. A good scrub brush is also a necessity, especially if you want to finish faster. I also recommend wearing a pair of gloves. Not only is it a little more sanitary, it will help prevent any caustic cleaners from damaging your hands.
- Cleaning the toilet.
After you’ve finished scrubbing the sink, shower and wiping down the countertops, it is time to go back to the toilet. Since the cleaner has been allowed to sit, the bowl will be easier to clean and it should only take you a couple of minutes. Wipe down the top of the tank and outside of the toilet, before starting on the bowl.
- The floor.
The final step is the floor, and it just needs to be swept and mopped. In some cases the bathroom might be small enough that a simple sponge and bucket of soapy water will be enough to get the floor sparkling clean.