Bathroom Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Which room in the house do you least like cleaning? Bet you said the bathroom. Ridding showers, bathtubs, toilets and other surfaces of all sorts of buildup takes both time and elbow grease.
Other than the kitchen, bathroom cleaning takes the most amount of time and work to clean since it has so many different types of surfaces and because, by its nature, it is a place that needs to be cleaned often because its frequency of use.
Here are several tips to help you bring them to a shine:
1. Apply cleaner to shower and bathtub.
Apply an all-purpose cleaner if you clean regularly or an acid-based cleaner if you have serious buildup to your shower. Don’t forget the shower track and inside the shower door if applicable. Let it soak.
2. Hit the shower and bathtub.
At this point, the cleaner will have done much of the work for you, allowing you to lightly scrub away loose dirt and buildup. Get all walls, floors and other surfaces clean before rinsing.
Vacuum high-traffic areas (including entryways, frequently used hallways and pathways to the living room, kitchen or family room) at least twice weekly. If you have pets, vacuum daily.
3. Clean the vanity area.
Spray the all-purpose cleaner on the sink, faucets and countertops, then wipe with a clean cloth. If you have buildup in the sink or in a soap dish, use a scrubby sponge to loosen before wiping clean. Use the glass cleaner on your mirror. A cloth dampened with water will remove dust from cabinet faces.
4. Clean the toilet.
If you scrub inside your toilet regularly, the all-purpose cleaner should get the job done. Spray or sprinkle a toilet-specific cleaner if buildup exists, then scrub with a toilet brush before flushing. Spray the outside of the toilet with the all-purpose cleaner, then wipe with a clean cloth.
5. Mop the floor.
Submerge your mop into the bucket of cleaning solution, squeeze out excess water, then clean the bathroom floor. Once dry, replace the trashcan and your freshly laundered rugs.
The above can help you clean your bathroom fast and efficiently, as can keeping it tidy between cleanings.