It looms large on your cleaning to-do list: the bathroom. Everyone uses it but nobody likes to clean it.
No matter who you are, cleaning the bathroom is one of those necessary parts of life. Like puberty. Or a screaming child on an airplane.
Fortunately, cleaning the bathroom doesn’t have to be such a terrible event. As long as you’re prepared, you can clean your bathroom quick and easy.
Here’s our complete guide to bathroom cleaning.
Make sure you’ve got the right tools and supplies. Here’s a list of everything you’ll need to make this job go quickly.
- Rubber gloves
- A mop and bucket
- A broom and dustpan
- Toilet brush and cleaner
- Bathroom and shower disinfectant cleaner
- Disposable disinfectant wipes
- A sponge and paper towels
- Window cleaner
- Floor cleaner
Once you’ve got your arsenal of germ-killing ammunition, you can tackle your bathroom.
Shower and Tub
We like to start with the shower and tub because they’re the lowest on the ick factor scale.
The first step is to don your rubber gloves.
Spray disinfectant cleaner all over the shower, top to bottom. Make sure you get the shower head and shower drain too. Let that sit while you do the same for the tub.
After about a minute, grab your sponge and give the walls a nice scrub. If you’ve got a good cleaner, it will lift any soap scum or mildew. You can then wipe it away.
Fill your mop bucket up with hot water. Lift it up and let the water cascade down the walls of your shower. This is the best way to wash all the cleanser off the walls.
Use the same technique in the bathtub.
Sink and Vanity
First, take everything off the countertop. It’s tempting to clean around things. But you’ll be happier knowing you got everything.
Same technique as the shower and tub. Spray everything down, let it sit, then scrub with a sponge. Use a wet cloth or paper towels to wipe the cleaner off.
A helpful tip: Don’t skimp around the faucet. The little nooks and crannies around the faucet harbor serious dirt and germs. So make sure you get those areas good.
Mirrors and Floors
Grab a paper towel and window cleaner to shine up the mirrors.
Use your broom to sweep down any cobwebs from the corners and ceiling. Then sweep up the floors.
Once you’ve swept, fill up your mop bucket with water and floor cleaner. Get to mopping. Take care to get the corners, cracks, and around the toilet.
Cue the horror movie music.
No really, it’s not so bad. It should take you less than five minutes to do this part of the job.
Squirt the toilet cleaner around the bowl. Most cleaners have an upturned spout so you can get the cleaner up under the rim. Let the toilet cleaner work for a minute while you do the rest of the toilet.
We recommend disposable wipes to wipe down the toilet. Use a sponge for the rest of your bathroom but keep the toilet cleaning stuff disposable. Make sure to get all the way around the bowl and bottom.
Last step: use your toilet brush to scrub the bowl.
Clean Up Your Cleaning Gear
Cleaning your cleaning supplies keeps them from spreading germs later.
Put your toilet brush in a little bowl with bleach and water to sit between cleanings.
Add bleach and water to your mop bucket. Wash your rubber gloves in the bleach solution. Let the mop sit in there for an hour before dumping the water. Hang the mop up to air dry.
Then rejoice in the fact that you’re done cleaning the bathroom for the week!
Still Not a Fan of Bathroom Cleaning?
With some preparation and a few guidelines, bathroom cleaning can be easy and quick. The more you do it, the better you’ll get. And most important, the less squeamish you’ll be about it.
But if you’ve given it a go and you’re still not a fan of toilet scrubbing, call us or visit our website for a free cleaning consultation.
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