Trying to keep your home clean in the midst of life can add unnecessary stress to an already stressful situation. Cleaning showers, glass, baths, toilets and other surfaces of a buildup takes both time and elbow grease. Clean your bathrooms fast and efficiently by using this 10-step process.
1. Remove all items from their usual spots. For best results, do this step for the entire bathroom at once, instead of as you go. Remove all of your products from the shower and/or bathtub. Toss all used towels and rugs outside the room. Move any items from the counters outside the bathroom, as well. Don’t forget to grab the bin.
2. Dust and sweep. Grab your duster with a long handle to remove any cobwebs in corners, on light fixtures or in vents. Once done, sweep or hoover the floors to pick up the debris that’s accumulated on the floors.
3. Apply cleaner to shower and bathtub. Apply an all-purpose cleaner if you clean regularly or maybe an acid-based cleaner if you have serious buildup. Don’t forget the shower track and inside the shower door. Leave the cleaner to soak.
4. Clean other surfaces. Wipe down towel racks, shelves, doors, blinds and windowsills. Work in sections from the top of the room.
5. Mix the correct cleaning solution for your floor. Fill a bucket with warm water and the recommended amount of cleaner.
6. Back to the shower and bath. At this point, the cleaner will have done much of the work for you, leaving you to lightly clean away loose dirt and buildup. Get all walls, floors and other surfaces clean before you rinse.
7. Finish the shower and bathtub. Replace all items you removed, wiping them if necessary as you go, then close the shower curtain or door. If you do have a shower door, use glass cleaner and a minky cloth to give it a streak-free finish.
8. Clean the vanity area. Spray the all-purpose cleaner on the sink, taps and any counter tops, then wipe with a clean cloth. For any buildup in the sink or the soap dish, use a scrubby sponge to loosen before wiping clean. Use glass cleaner on and a minky cloth on your mirror.
9. Clean the toilet. If you scrub inside your toilet regularly, the all-purpose cleaner should get the job done. Spray a toilet-specific cleaner if buildup exists, then scrub with a toilet brush before flushing. Spray the outside of the toilet with the all-purpose cleaner, then wipe with a clean cloth.
10. Mop the floor. Submerge your mop into the bucket of cleaning solution, squeeze out excess water, then clean the bathroom floor and mop your way out. Once the floor is dry, replace the bin and your freshly cleaned rugs.
Of course, the best way to clean a bathroom is by keeping it tidy between cleaning!
Follow the tips below to keep it consistently clean:
* Keep a hand-held vacuum in the bathroom for daily pickup on the floor.
* Install a hair-catcher in your drain to avoid buildup. When water doesn’t drain as it should, it leaves behind an ugly ring around the shower or bathtub.
* Squeegee shower walls after use to keep water marks at bay.
* Keep smaller items in bins and baskets to avoid clutter.
Your clean and organised bathroom starts now. Happy cleaning!