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How To Clean Your Bathroom Quickly and Effectively

A clean and healthy bathroom is important for everyone. However, you might feel like it is a never-ending job that takes too much time.

Here are some ways to get your bathroom looking its best in no time flat.

The first to cleaning your bathroom is assembling all the necessary supplies.

On the list: trash bags, toilet cleaner, bleach, vinegar, paper towels, scrubbing brush, and disinfectant wipes.

You also need to clean the shower curtain with soap and water if it is washable, or you can use a mixture of 1 cup of bleach per gallon of water with a sponge or cloth.

Get your supplies ready before starting so you do not have to stop in the middle of your task! Step two is removing everything from the room that does not belong there.

Remove anything that might be blocking off any areas you want to clean. At last, tackle each area individually by below: 

Empty Bathroom to Clean Up

When cleaning the bathroom, it is essential to make sure that you are removing all of the bacteria.

You do not want to leave germs or dirt around because they can be a serious health hazard. 

For a start, empty your cabinets, drawers, and shelves. Once they are emptied, wipe them down with hot water and soap.

This will remove mold or mildew that may have built up over time. Once everything is cleaned off, you can disinfect it using a cleanser.

Next, wipe down the walls, sink, and tub with the cleanser to kill any germs and bacteria that water splashes or hair strands might have left behind.

Rinse all the cleaners off your walls and surfaces once you are done so you do not leave any residue behind.

Make sure to clean your faucet too! It is easy for dirt and grime trapped in your faucet to grow bacteria if not cleaned regularly.

Remove your faucet and clean out all the holes where water comes out.

Scrubbing it with a toothbrush can help remove any build-up in these areas.

Clean the Toilet

The toilet is one of the dirtiest things in your bathroom because bacteria are deposited into the bowl each time you flush.

So to get rid of all the gunk under your toilet rim, here is what you should do:

There are many uses for vinegar in your home, but one of the best is cleaning toilets!

The acidity in vinegar helps to dissolve hard water stains and mineral deposits.

Fill a squirt bottle with vinegar and water, then spray it inside the toilet bowl.

Let it sit for 15 minutes, scrub it with a toilet brush, and then rinse with water. After that, apply an odor neutralizer if needed.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

You can also use a homemade toilet bowl cleaner.

Mix ¼ cup of baking soda with 1 quart of warm water and pour it into the back of the toilet bowl.

Let it sit for an hour, scrub it with a brush, and then flush clean.

Baking soda has natural cleaning properties; that help to neutralize odors in addition to removing stains! 

TIP: Make cleaning your bathroom a habit. Every time you go to the bathroom, clean it before leaving.

Making cleaning your bathroom part of your daily routine will make you far less likely to let anything bad happen.

No one wants to live in a dirty home, so start a regular cleaning schedule today.

Clean Tubs and Showers

How often do you clean your tub, shower area, and drain? Calcium buildup in shower drains is a common phenomenon.

For some of us, it is every time we use it. For others, maybe once a year.

If you have ever wondered why cleaning your tub and shower is significant, then you want to read this article.

I have never really been a clean freak, but I like things to be clean. As a result, I clean my bathtub and shower daily.

The tub and shower are the dirtiest places in your home. Bathroom surfaces are home to more than 1 million germs per square inch.

So naturally, you do not want to put your hands near those germs.

I use a mixture of warm water, dish soap, and bleach. Regular old, non-concentrated dish soap is essential, or you could damage whatever surface you clean.

I spray the mixture all over the tub or shower surface, let it sit for a minute or two, and then scrub it with an old toothbrush.

You can also use an old sponge mop or an old sponge or washcloth (one for each surface).

After scrubbing, rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry with a towel or rag.

This method works well on ceramic tile, fiberglass tubs, and showers. However, it does not work as well on plastic.

Clean your tub or shower once per week, using a disinfectant; that is safe to use around water.

Dry the surface after cleaning with a towel or squeegee to prevent mildew from building up again.

Then, apply some vinegar mixed with water to keep any remaining moisture from causing the mildew to return.

This will also help keep the surface looking shiny!

If you have a Terrazzo shower floor, you can follow the instructions in How To Clean A Terrazzo Shower Floor.

Cleaning Faucet

Cleaning the bathroom faucet is an easy, quick task you can do daily to keep your home healthy and safe.

Here are some helpful tips about cleaning the bathroom faucet. 

How to clean the bathroom faucet with vinegar 

Start by mixing one part vinegar with two parts water and pouring it into a spray bottle.

Next, spray the mixture all over your bathroom sink, countertop, mirror, and faucet.

Let it sit for 10 minutes, then wipe everything off with a clean cloth or paper towel.

How to clean the bathroom faucet with baking soda 

Baking soda is one of the most versatile ingredients; that you can use around the house.

It is good at absorbing odors and killing germs, which makes it perfect for cleaning your bathroom faucet.

The best thing about using baking soda to clean your bathroom faucet is that you do not have to worry about damaging any fixtures or surfaces, as it is gentle on all materials.

Start by taking your toothbrush and dipping it in a bowl that has some baking soda inside.

Brush any stains or dirt off. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then wipe everything off with a clean cloth or paper towel.

Vacuum or Sweep the Bathroom Carpet 

Use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe down countertops, mirrors, and sinks. Once a week, vacuum or sweep the carpet in your bathroom.

This is especially important if you have kids, pets, or older people living in your home.

The longer hair and dirt are allowed to sit on the rug, the harder it is to get out of the fibers.

Vacuuming also helps remove bacteria from the air in your bathroom, making it healthier for everyone in your family.

Tossing a few drops of water on a hard floor before mopping will help prevent scratches and dulling of the finish.

Once a month, clean your bathroom mirror as well as its frame. Spray with a glass cleaner and wipe off with a newspaper or an old rag.

Also, wash shower curtains at least once every three months to remove mold and mildew buildup.

Wash shower curtains in warm water with mild detergent – no bleach – then dry them outside.

This will help them last longer.

If you want to clean all your bathroom fixtures, reading about How To Clean Bathroom Fixtures is worth reading.

Mop Floors 

Before you get to the mopping portion of your bathroom cleaning routine, cover everything else.

Start by wiping the floor with a slightly damp rag or paper towel. This will remove big chunks of dirt, dust, hair, and other debris.

Once this is done, you can move on to the actual mopping process with confidence that nothing will be left behind that could cause a slip-and-fall accident in the future.

Start at a corner and wipe down the tile in one direction. Use a rag or sponge that you only use for your bathroom.

This will keep the dirt from spreading further into your home.

Next, go over the entire surface of your tile floors, and then rinse with cold water to remove any residue left behind by the cleaning solution or any dirt that might still be stuck in cracks.

You can also mop your bathroom floors using hot water and vinegar, which should lift even more grime from the tile.

For cleaning matte finish bathroom tiles, visit here: How To Clean Matte Finish Bathroom Tiles.

Tips and Tricks for Bathroom Cleaning

Here are some additional tips and tricks to help you keep your bathroom clean and fresh:

  • Clean your bathroom regularly: The more often you clean it, the easier it will be to keep it looking and smelling fresh. Consider setting a regular cleaning schedule for your bathroom, such as once a week, to ensure it stays clean and hygienic.
  • Use natural cleaning products: If you’re concerned about harsh chemicals in traditional cleaning products, consider using natural options like vinegar and baking soda.
  • Keep a squeegee in the shower: After each shower, use a squeegee to remove excess water from the walls and floor. This will help prevent the growth of mold and mildew.
  • Use a toothbrush to clean hard-to-reach areas: Use an old toothbrush to scrub away dirt and grime for tight spaces or hard-to-reach areas around the faucet or grout.
  • Invest in a toilet brush with a holder: A toilet brush with a holder will keep the meeting off the floor and make cleaning easier.
  • Remember to clean the exhaust fan: The exhaust fan in your bathroom can accumulate dust and dirt over time, so clean it regularly with a vacuum or damp cloth.
  • Open the windows: Ventilation is essential in the bathroom to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Open the windows or turn on the exhaust fan while cleaning to help circulate fresh air.
  • Keep clutter to a minimum: The less mess in your bathroom, the easier it will be to clean. Keep toiletries and other items organized and stored away when not in use.
  • Wash your towels regularly: Towels can harbor bacteria and mold if not washed regularly, so wash them every week or two.
  • Use a shower caddy: A shower caddy can help keep your toiletries organized and off the floor, making cleaning the shower or tub easier.
  • Remember the baseboards: The baseboards in your bathroom can accumulate a lot of dirt and dust over time, so make sure to wipe them down regularly with a damp cloth.

FAQ

Q: I have a porcelain sink. It has collected a lot of soap scum around the drain and under the faucet. This is because I live in a hard water area. Any suggestions?

A: You can try pouring 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain, then pour 1/2 cup of vinegar and wait until it foams up. Then pour boiling water down the drain. Repeat if necessary.

Q: My faucet drips a small stream of water, and I am tired of wiping it up each time I wash my hands or do dishes. What is causing this drip? Can I fix it myself?

A: You may need to replace your aerator, which fits over the end of your faucet and controls water flow from your faucet spout. A worn-out or broken aerator is the most common cause of a dripping faucet.

Conclusion

When you think about it, bathrooms are used almost daily and must be cleaned often.

Therefore, keeping your bathroom clean should be a top priority to maintain a safe, healthy environment.

While sometimes small messes can be overlooked, being too lax with regular cleaning will likely pose serious health risks and keep visitors from enjoying your bathroom space.

Today’s cleaning tips will help keep your bathroom healthy, spotless, and looking great for years.

Joseph A. Bartel
Joseph A. Bartel

Hi, I'm Joseph and I'm passionate about home improvement, particularly bathroom and toilet spaces. With over eight years of experience, I've acquired knowledge in various projects, cleaning tips, plumbing solutions, and fixture installations. I'd love to share this knowledge with you, whether it's selecting the right cleaning products, troubleshooting plumbing issues, or upgrading your bathroom fixtures. Let me help you create a sparkling and functional bathroom and toilet space.