How to Clean Your Bathroom
Cleaning the bathroom is a chore that most people thoroughly dislike, but it must be done. The bathroom can house many germs, not to mention dust, dirt, and odor. Keeping the bathroom clean does not have to be a big job, especially if you keep surfaces and spaces wiped down during the week. For those who like to do a once a week or two-week cleaning, here are the best steps to take.
It should go without saying that you will need certain supplies to clean the bathroom correctly. This does not mean that you will have to go out and buy new cleaning products every time you clean the bathroom. Many of the common supplies (bleach, scrub brush, sponges, etc) will already be in your home. For time-saving convenience, it is easiest if you keep dedicated bathroom cleaning supplies in your bathroom, so you are not having to hunt them down from other places when you choose to actually clean. Gather up your bathroom cleaning materials, and do not forget the broom, mop, rags, and cleaning solvents.
Preparing Your Space
Before you can get down to the nitty-gritty cleaning, you must remove all of the miscellaneous items from your counters and floors. All of the loose bottles, cosmetics, and toiletries should be put away in drawers or cabinets, or removed from the area until you are finished. You don’t want to spray chemicals around your toothbrush. This is also the ideal time to pick up your towels and floor mats, putting them into the washing machine to wash while you work.
Start your cleaning foray by pre-soaking the toilet. Using either a store bought toilet cleanser, or even bleach, pour a small amount in and close the lid. Pre-soaking the toilet bowl will make scrubbing later much easier.
Now you should pre-soak your shower and/or tub. There are many shower cleaners on the market, however, bleach also works well in this case. Spray your shower walls, tub, shower doors, or shower curtain down, allowing the spray to do the hard work for you.
Next is the step that is overlooked the most often in bathroom cleaning, the dusting. Spend a few minutes wiping down the window sills, walls, and surfaces for dust. Use a broom or vacuum with a hose attachment to remove any cobwebs in the corners. Don’t forget to dust off the air vents or fan vents as well.
Using store-bought cleaners or vinegar and bleach, wipe down all of the counter surfaces and mirrors. Don’t forget the sinks and faucets as well.
Now you may go back to the toilet and shower or tub that have been soaking. After having sat with the cleaning agents in them, they will be much easier to clean with a toilet brush and a scrub brush. Flush the toilet after cleaning, and rinse the shower walls off to avoid leaving any filmy residue. Don’t forget to wipe the outside of the toilet as well.
Sweep and mop the floors.
Now you may replace any items that you removed from the bathroom at the beginning of your cleaning adventure. Make sure to wipe any small items down by hand, like soap dishes and toothbrush holders. When your towels and rugs are out of the washer and dryer, simply place them back in the bathroom.
Thanks for reading our How to Clean your Bathroom guide! Be sure to share it with any friends or family with disgusting bathrooms and maybe they’ll get inspired with these simple steps!
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This post was written by joe