Having a strategy for cleaning the bathroom allows you to minimize the time and effort you spend on the task.
Professionals stick to a plan when cleaning, and you should do so, too. We have the perfect cleaning strategy to help you accomplish the task quickly and efficiently.
- Designate a bathroom cleaning day and scrub everything during that time. This improves the cleanliness of your bathroom and makes everything sparkling clean.
- Spray all the cleaning solutions on the tiles and the sink but leave out the mirrors.
- Use a disinfectant for cleaning the sink, shower stall, bathtub, and toilet bowl.
- Follow this order to clean bathrooms: toilet bowl, bathtub, shower, sink, mirrors and the floor.
- Apply furniture polish if there are wooden cabinets in your bathroom.
- Create a mixture made up of one part water and one part vinegar. Leave it in the toilet bowl for about three minutes.
Bathroom Cleaning Checklist: Problem Areas and How to Clean Them Spotlessly
How do you clean your bathroom?
If you decide to do the task by yourself, it’s good to have a checklist to help you throughout the process. Here’s a guide to clean every area in your bathroom.
Bathroom sinks always end up dirty due to the buildup of mineral deposits, toothpaste, makeup residue and soap. You need to disinfect this part of the bathroom on a regular basis.
You can use a wide assortment of cleaning products, but it would be best to avoid anything that contains ammonia.
Using baking soda, vinegar and a liquid soap could be a useful alternative. To make sure the sink is squeaky clean, follow these steps:
- Pour warm water on the sink’s surface.
- Sprinkle baking soda on the sink.
- Scrub it with a sponge or cloth until it forms a paste.
- Use an old toothbrush to scrub all hard-to-reach areas in the sink including the faucet and the rubber drain flap.
- Rinse off the sink with water.
- Wipe the area dry with a cloth.
- Place one to two cups of white vinegar into a basin.
- Dip as many paper towels as is necessary to cover the sink’s surface.
- Allow the vinegar in the paper towels to sit on your sink for about 20 minutes.
- Rinse the sink with warm water to remove all traces of vinegar.
If you have a stone or a copper sink, skip the vinegar and use a mild liquid soap as a substitute. You can also buy a cleaner designed for these materials.
Cleaning the Shower Stall
Professional shower cleaning services can take care of those grubby stalls. If you don’t want to spend money and have time, it’s possible to achieve gleaming results.
Here’s the best game plan for cleaning your shower:
- Take everything out of the shower. It’s better to schedule the clean up right after a shower. If it’s not possible, use the shower head to rinse the walls with warm water.
- Scrub the walls with a sponge and a non-corrosive detergent. Acidic cleaners can damage tile grout.
- Rinse off the wall. Apply furniture polish on the walls to make the walls shine. This is optional.
- Use the vinegar solution on the shower walls to remove mineral buildup. Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water. To make the vinegar more effective, warm it up a little but don’t allow it to boil.
- Clean the glass on the shower screen. Use your preferred cleaner or the vinegar solution.
- Take out the shower head and clean it with an old toothbrush. For deep cleaning, unscrew all the metal parts and soak them in warm vinegar overnight. Rinse them off in the morning and reassemble the shower head.
For those who don’t want to take the shower head apart, pour vinegar into a plastic bag and tie it onto the shower head. Leave it overnight and rinse it the next morning.
Dirt, limescale, soap residue, and mineral buildup can make your bathtub look dirty and unsanitary. Here are some steps to make your bathtub sparkling clean:
- Remove everything inside the bathtub. Wash and wipe the items you remove.
- Clean the bathtub and the surrounding walls. Use a grout brush and tile cleaner. If you are using bleach with a strong scent, ventilate the area properly.
- Rinse the area with warm water. Be thorough to get rid of the tire cleaner.
- Apply a tub cleaner to your tub’s interior. Allow it to sit for at least five minutes.
- Rinse the rub thoroughly. Use clear warm water.
- Check the area where the tub meets the wall. Scrub soap scum away with an old toothbrush.
- Look for rust rings and stains inside the tub. Use a cleanser and scrub brush to remove them.
- Rinse everything properly. Be sure to remove all residue from the cleanser.
- Wipe the tub down with a clean cloth or towel. Make certain the area is completely dry.
Bathroom mirrors are more likely to be dirty than any other mirror in the house. It takes less than five minutes to wipe the mirror clean unless it’s extra dirty.
To make the process more efficient, follow this guide:
- Remove goopy buildup with alcohol.
- Spray the glass cleaner on the mirror.
- Rub the mirror with a microfiber cloth from the top left corner towards the top right corner. Repeat moving downwards to the left.
- Follow an “S” pattern when wiping to avoid missing any part of the surface.
- If you missed any spots, apply the glass cleaner on the cloth and wipe them off.
Cleaning Fibreglass Showers and Glass Doors
Water stains and soap scum are common problems in the shower. Using a mildly acidic cleaner is the best method to remove the stains. Here are some simple steps to use:
- Spray your cleaner or undiluted vinegar on problem areas.
- Leave the solution on the surface for 15 minutes.
- Use a nonabrasive rag to wipe the area.
- If there are remaining spots, mix one part water with two parts baking soda to make a cleaning paste.
- Rub the paste on the affected area and scrub off the spot with a moist rag.
- Rinse the paste with warm water.
- If there are remaining streaks, reapply the vinegar. If everything is clean, wipe the area dry.