About 38% of people only clean their bathrooms once a week. About 20% clean their bathrooms less than once a month. Cleaning the toilet and tub is the most dreaded task by Americans.
Cleaning the bathroom doesn’t have to feel dreadful, though. Instead, use these seven bathroom cleaning tips to remain organized and efficient. With these tips, you can clean away bacteria before mold can grow and spread.
Keep your bathroom squeaky clean with these tips today!
1. Grab Supplies
Before you use the rest of these bathroom cleaning tips, make sure you have the right supplies at hand. Gathering the supplies you need ahead of time can help you save time and money.
Consider keeping a small basket of cleaning supplies under your bathroom sink. Dedicating a small basket to the bathroom can save you from carrying a heavy bucket of supplies around. It can also help you keep track of the specific bathroom cleaning products you need.
For example, you might want to grab:
- Scrub sponges
- Rubber gloves
- Multi-surface wipes
- Plastic storage bins
- A squeegee
- Disposable trash bags
- Magic Eraser cleaning pads
- Clorox toilet wands
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Glass cleaner
- Paper towels
Consider grabbing your broom or a small vacuum as well.
To save time when cleaning the bathroom each week, place your unused trash bags under the bag you’re currently using. When it’s time to empty the trash out, you won’t have to hunt down a new bag. Otherwise, your family members might toss napkins, floss, and other items into a bagless bin if you take too long to replace it.
Consider Disposable Items
As you start gathering the cleaning products you need for your bathroom, consider choosing disposable items. Allowing the items you’ve used to clean your bathroom to linger could allow bacteria to spread.
For example, you can use Clorox’s disposable toilet brushes for cleaning the toilet. Otherwise, remnants and bacteria can cling to your reusable toilet brush. The brush could become ineffective for cleaning the toilet in the future.
Clorox’s disposable brushes are easy to use and throw away. They can keep your toilet bowl squeaky clean without allowing bacteria to linger.
You can also use Lysol Click Gels or Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Gels to keep your toilets sparkling clean. Click one of these products into place along the toilet’s rim. These products will keep the toilet from emitting odors into your bathroom.
When choosing cleaning products, make sure to consider which surface you intend to clean. Try to avoid using “multi-surface” products too often. Such products on the wrong surfaces could cause glass, granite, wood, or other surfaces to deteriorate over time.
2. Start Scrubbing
When left unattended for too long, your bathtub can become unsanitary, scummy, and unpleasant. Make cleaning the bathtub part of your house cleaning routine before mold can grow.
Clean the bathtub by plugging the drain and filling the tub about a fourth of the way with hot water. Add a cup of vinegar and half a cup of baking soda to the tub and let it soak. Use a scrubber to clean away grime.
Don’t forget to scrub the toilet clean, too.
As you begin cleaning your bathroom, always start from the top before working your way to the floor. Beginning at the top will allow any dust particles or bacteria to fall to the floor, which you can clean last. Otherwise, you might have to clean the floors more than once.
While Americans enjoy keeping their homes neat and clean, 73% hate doing the actual cleaning. About 15% admittedly haven’t cleaned their bathrooms in years. If you’re struggling to complete these tips alone, consider requesting maid services.
Hiring a professional cleaning company can save you valuable time and effort.
3. Free the Fan
Many people neglect to check the exhaust fans in their bathrooms. The fan is responsible for removing moisture and odors from the bathroom. Unfortunately, dust and bacteria can collect against the fan when left unattended for too long.
Cleaning the fan on a schedule can improve its efficiency. The air quality in your bathroom should improve, too.
Schedule time to clean your exhaust fans every four to six months.
4. Tackle the Tile
After sweeping and mopping the bathroom floors, inspect the tiles. The tiles in your bathroom can retain dirt. Moisture can contribute to mold growth and water stains, too.
Schedule time to clean the tile floors at least once a week. Consider using a Swiffer wet pad to clean any hard-to-reach areas. A traditional mop, on the other hand, can leave bacteria remnants behind.
5. Unclog Faucets
Hard water can cause mineral deposits to build against the sink faucet and showerhead over time.
Grab a plastic bag and pour a little white vinegar inside. Wrap the bag around the faucet and secure it in place.
Let it soak overnight to remove any mineral deposits that have built up.
6. Wipe Water Stains
Are you noticing water stains on the mirrors? Throughout the week, toothpaste splatter, shampoo streaks, mold, and soak scum can build against the glass. To clean your mirrors, grab shaving cream and a cloth.
Using shaving cream and a cloth will keep streaks from appearing as you clean the glass. Schedule time to clean the mirrors at least once a week.
7. Shine Steel Fixtures
Water stains can also keep your steel fixtures from sparkling. To keep the chrome or steel in your bathroom clean, grab a lemon. Rub the fixtures with lemons to remove any dirt or black carbon remnants.
Then, wipe them down for sparkling results! Using a fresh lemon will even fill the bathroom with a pleasant citrusy scent.
Squeaky Clean: Use These Bathroom Cleaning Tips
Don’t let bacteria or mold build up in your bathroom. Instead, use these bathroom cleaning tips to keep your bathroom sparkling clean throughout the year. With these tips, you can save time and minimize the stress of cleaning.
Remember, you don’t need to use these tips on your own. If you want a truly spotless bathroom, consider maid services this year.
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