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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 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, tackling each area individually by following below: 

Empty Bathroom to Clean it 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 any germs or dirt lying around because they can be a serious health hazard. 

For a start, empty all of your cabinets, drawers, and shelves. Once they are emptied, wipe them down with hot water and soap. This will remove any 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.

Finally, make sure to rinse all the cleaners off your walls and surfaces once you are done so that you do not leave any residue behind.

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

If possible, take apart your faucet and clean out all the holes where water comes out. Scrubbing it with a toothbrush can help get off any builds-up in these areas.

Clean the Toilet

The toilet is one of the dirtiest things in your bathroom because all sorts of 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 for cleaning toilets! The acidity in vinegar helps to dissolve hard water stains and mineral deposits.

Fill a squirt bottle with half vinegar and half water, then spray it on the inside of 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 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. By making cleaning your bathroom part of your daily routine, you will be far less likely to let anything bad ever 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 shower 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 anywhere near those germs.

I use a mixture of warm water, dish soap, and bleach. It is important to use regular old, non-concentrated dish soap, or you could end up damaging whatever surface you are cleaning.

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 clean towel or rag.

This method works well on the ceramic tile as well as 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. To prevent mildew from building up again, dry the surface after cleaning with a towel or squeegee.

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 about 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 of your 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 about 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 hang them dry outside. This will help them last longer.

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

Mop Floors 

Before you get to the mopping portion of your bathroom cleaning routine, make sure you got everything else covered. Start by wiping down the floor with a slightly damp rag or paper towel. This will remove any 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 there won’t be anything 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 itself.

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


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


When you think about it, bathrooms are used almost every day and, therefore; need to be cleaned often. Therefore, keeping your bathroom clean should be a top priority if you want 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 ensure that you keep your bathroom healthy, spotless, and looking great for years to come.

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.