In order to keep a bathroom clean and sanitized there are a few things to do. This post shares simple bathroom cleaning tips to keep your bathroom feeling and smelling fresh. These cleaning and sanitizing tips for your bathroom will allow you to breathe easy.
Bathroom cleaning and sanitizing doesn’t have to be the ugly chore it once was. Cleaning products and tools for the bathroom have gotten so much better over the years, what would have taken hours in years past, now takes hardly any time at all. Read on for some handy bathroom cleaning tips.
Bathroom cleaning tips
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Bathroom cleaning tip #1: When cleaning the bathroom, think high to low.
Take one of those long-handled dusters and clean ceilings and walls first. If you do this regularly, and it only takes a few minutes at most, you will avoid cobwebs collecting. Clean any handprints or marks on walls with a mild spray cleaner that won’t remove paint from the wall.
Bathroom cleaning tips #2: Use amazing tools to get the cleaning done.
Cleaning the bathtub/shower is a breeze these days with all the spray-on products on the market. Sometimes soap scum can be hard to remove. I’ve found using a magic eraser is the best tool for the job.
With a little bit of elbow grease and the magic eraser, you’ll be able to clean tough soap scum, dirty walls, and other stains that just wouldn’t come clean.
Bathroom cleaning tip #3: Don’t forget the faucets
Don’t forget to clean the faucet heads when you clean the tub and sink. They can collect deposits and dirt and should be done every time you clean the bathroom.
A quick wipe down and possibly a little scrubbing with a scouring pad will do the trick.
You’ll want to really clean your faucets 4 times a year. This is a simple thing to do. Add a little bit of white vinegar to a plastic baggie and secure it to the faucet. Allow the faucet to soak for about an hour. Then rinse clean.
Bathroom cleaning tip #4: Cleaning the toilet
There are wonderful cleaning products for the toilet bowl too. One of the best is the kind you squirt under the rim, leave for a few minutes, and then brush and flush away. They keep your bowl fresh and clean.
If you have stuck on stains in your toilet, it’s probably mineral stains. To remove those you’ll want to use one of my favorite tools, a pumice stone. This pumice stone has a handle on it and you’ll use it to remove the stains in your toilet that doesn’t come clean with your toilet brush.
Bathroom cleaning tip #5: Sinks, counters, and other surfaces
Sinks, countertops and other surfaces can be cleaned with a good disinfectant or even something as simple as a liquid cleanser that won’t scratch your surfaces. Windows and mirrors can be cleaned with vinegar or a window cleaner. Newspaper works effectively to shine glass and mirrors and is a lot cheaper than using paper towels.
My favorite tool to use when cleaning the windows and mirrors is a microfiber cloth for glass. The microfiber cloth helps prevent streaks and smudges.
Bathroom cleaning tip #6: Floors
Floors can be cleaned with any good floor cleaner. Beware of mixing a lot of products together, as you can produce a toxic mix that is unhealthy to breathe. My favorite tool for the bathroom floors is my steam mop. The steam mop cleans your floor with steam allowing you to save money on floor cleaner.
Bath mats and throw rugs should be washed at least every two or three bathroom cleanings. In between, you can shake them out or vacuum them. A good habit to get into is setting up a “household laundry day”. About every 7-10 days you’ll wash the household laundry. Those will include bath mats, hand towels, any other household laundry.
Bathroom cleaning tip #7: Keeping your bathroom fresh
If you like, you can put an air freshener in the toilet area of the bathroom. Also, keep a mildly scented spray (Clean Linen has a nice smell) to deal with nasty bathroom odors.
If you have a surface that will allow for it, it’s nice to put a plant or a few fresh flowers in a container for a nice decorator touch.
Don’t forget to wash all the towels and put a fresh set out and some extra hand towels for guests.
Bathroom cleaning tasks
Now that you have some useful bathroom cleaning tips, it’s time to set out the cleaning tasks to keep your bathroom cleaning and sanitizing. Below I’ve broken up the bathroom chores into what to do daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonally. Don’t worry about remembering everything here because I’ve put together a free checklist for you to use for yourself.
Daily bathroom cleaning tasks:
- Hang wet towels
- Air out room
- Wipe down counter and sink
- Clean up any messes as they happen
- Wipe down toilet seats
Weekly bathroom cleaning tasks:
- Scrub the toilet
- Clean sink faucet
- Sweep and mop the floor
- Scrub the shower/tub
- Replace towels (launder hanging towels)
- Wipedown drawer fronts and handles, door knobs, and light switches
Monthly bathroom cleaning tasks:
- Wipedown/clean light fixtures
- Clean baseboards and corners
- Clean air vent
- Wash window and sill
- Wash shower curtain
- Dust blinds/wash curtain
- Wash toothbrush holder
Seasonal bathroom cleaning tasks:
- Dust and clean the bathroom fan
- Clean shower head
- Wipe down and clean sink and tub drain
- Clean or replace toilet brush
- Inspect and fix calking
I hope that these bathroom cleaning tips will help you get a head start on your bathroom cleaning and allow you to keep your bathroom clean.
I’ve created a free bathroom cleaning checklist to help you with keeping your bathroom clean and sanitized. You can download the free checklist below.