Learn how to deep clean a bathroom plus download the free bathroom cleaning checklist. I’ll walk you through exactly what to do when deep cleaning your bathroom. Follow these simple steps to clean a bathroom fast and efficiently.
I don’t know about you but cleaning bathrooms isn’t what I would call fun…Actually if I’m being honest, it’s my least favorite room of the house to clean. It’s important to clean your bathroom to help it smell fresh and clean but what all do you need to do?
Today I’m walking you through how to deep clean a bathroom. By the end you’ll know exactly what needs to be done.
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Cleaning supplies you’ll need
- White vinegar
- Scrub brush
- All-purpose cleaner
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Microfiber cloth
- Magic eraser
- Toilet scrubber
- Vacuum or broom
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I’ve put together a checklist to help you deep clean your bathroom. In the checklist, you’ll find all of the tasks broken up into daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal tasks.
How to Deep Clean a Bathroom
Follow these steps to easily deep clean your bathroom without spending too much time or getting overwhelmed.
Step 1. Clear out the clutter
Remove clutter from the counters and floors. Pick up towels, clothes, and anything else that’s standing in your way of a deep clean.
Pick up your bath mat and wash that along with any hanging towels. Do a load of laundry while you’re deep cleaning your bathroom.
Open the window (if you have one) to allow air to circulate while you’re cleaning.
Step 2. wipe down all surfaces
Next using a microfiber cloth and all-purpose cleaner or distilled white vinegar wipe down items in your bathroom that are handled a lot like shampoo and conditioner bottles, cases (retainer or contact), and toothbrush handles.
Scrub down all surfaces with your all-purpose cleaner. Start from top to bottom to remove any dust that falls. The areas you’ll want to wipe down:
- Faucet handles
- Light fixture
- Cabinet fronts
Step 3. Vacuum surfaces
Once the dusting is complete, it’s time to give the baseboards, corners, and the floor a deep clean with the vacuum.
Full disclosure, in my video, I did use a broom instead of a vacuum. My daughter was still sleeping when I was cleaning the bathroom so I used the broom to cut down on the noise.
Step 4. Clean the shower
Wet the walls of your shower. Spray the shower down with your all-purpose or shower cleaner using a scrub brush scrub the walls of your shower.
If you notice soap scum that won’t be removed using a scrub brush, use a magic eraser on those areas or a lemon with coarse salt. That will help remove any soap scum build up.
If you notice that your shower curtain liner needs to be cleaned, you can remove that and add that to the gentle cycle of your washer. Here are detailed instructions on that.
Step 5. Clean the toilet
Now that the shower is clean it’s time to clean the toilet. Add your favorite toilet bowl cleaner to the toilet. Allow this to sit for about 5 minutes before scrubbing.
Move your attention to the exterior of the toilet. Close the lid and then take a rag/microfiber cloth and all-purpose cleaner spray the outside of the toilet. Wipe down the outside bowl, toilet lid, tank, and lid. Remove any grime, build up, or grossness from the outside of the toilet.
Once that’s done, it’s time to scrub the inside toilet bowl. Take a toilet brush and scrub from top to bottom. Don’t forget to scrub the rim of the bowl.
Wipe down the toilet seat and flush the toilet. Close the lid and move on to the next task.
Step 6. Deep clean the floors
I love to use a steam mop for this step. Use your favorite mop to deep clean the floors.
If using a steam mop, add water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. I like using lemon and tea tree.
If using a regular mop, either use a commercial cleaner or combine to make your own natural floor cleaner combine:
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 tbsp. dish soap
- 20 drops of your favorite essential oils
- 2 gallons of water
Add this to a bucket and use your favorite mop to deep clean the floor.
Step 7. Put everything away
Don’t forget about the bathroom laundry that you did, make sure to hang the towels back up, place your bath mat, and any other items you removed from the bathroom while cleaning it.
Once everything has been put away you’ve deep cleaned your bathroom and you should feel really accomplished.
For an even deeper cleaning like your filters, vents, and other deep cleaning tasks you can download the free bathroom cleaning checklist to help keep your home clean.