Bathrooms are usually one of the most challenging places to clean. Even though they are usually the smallest rooms in the house, they seem to take so much work.
The thing is, bathrooms are usually filled with moisture and, in many cases, lack sunlight and natural ventilation. This creates a setup for bacteria and mold to grow and that’s why we always have a hard time dealing when cleaning our bathroom.
And if you haven’t hired a cleaning service yet and you are thinking about tackling this on your own, keep reading so you can find out tips to clean each important component of your bathroom.
How to Clean Your Bathroom Sink
The sink is usually filled with residues of saliva, soap, and toothpaste. For starters, fill the sink with hot water. If you let that sit for a while the process will be so much easier. You can start cleaning something else in the meantime.
Optionally, you can add half a cup of white vinegar. After 10 or 15 minutes, scrub using a non-scratch scrubber.
How to Clean Your Toilet
For obvious reasons, the toilet is the one component that needs the most thorough cleaning. Using disposable towels is the most sanitary way to proceed here. To clean your toilet seat and outside surfaces start by mixing one cup of baking soda and ½ teaspoon essential oil. Next, apply to the surface, and spray vinegar over it. Then, scrub with a brush and let sit for 10 minutes. Finally, rinse with plenty of water.
If you don’t need a deep clean and you’re just looking for a light touch-up, just spray with vinegar, and after letting sit for 5 minutes, wipe using a disposable towel.
The same goes for your toilet bowl: add baking soda and essential oil, but this time instead of spraying vinegar just add two cups of white vinegar. Scrub and flush the toilet after 10 minutes.
How to Clean Your Bathtub
For bathtubs, you can mix one cup of baking soda, three spoons of dish soap, and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Rub all over the surface and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with plenty of water.
If your bathtub requires a deep clean, after doing the previous routine, add some bleach and scrub with a non-scratch scrubber.
How to Clean Your Shower
Keeping track of cleaning your showers is not easy. Since it is a flat surface that has water running constantly, it’s not surprising to see mold, mildew, and yeast growing in it. If you see any potential bacterial or fungal growth you can use bleach to remove it. Spray bleach over the surface, scrub using a brush or broom and rinse with plenty of water.
Remember not to mix bleach with any other cleaning product. Wear gloves, a facial mask, safety goggles, and keep your windows or doors open for airflow.
The shower faucet is usually left out of the cleaning routine, and it deserves some cleaning once in a while! What you can use is a Ziploc bag! Tie a Ziploc bag around the showerhead filled with vinegar. Let sit overnight and voilà!
How to Clean Your Bathroom Mirror
Glass is always a little tricky, you don’t want to leave any streaks or spots. Here’s a tip: newspaper used to work great for cleaning glass, and mirror is not an exception. Since newspaper hasn’t been around for years, coffee filters are a good replacement!
Sprinkling water and wiping it with coffee filters will mostly do the job. For a deeper clean, apply a one-part white vinegar, one-part water mix. Remember to scrub in a soft, circular motion.
There you have it! All the main areas of your bathroom. Take your time and try to clean your bath at least once a week, if possible, do a 10-minute cleaning every day as well, to keep things nice and tidy.
Don’t forget all the safety measures: gloves, a facial mask, safety goggles, and open doors and windows. If you want a professional to take care of this, remember to contact us!