The Complete Bathroom Cleaning Guide
Last time, we discussed how to properly and efficiently clean your toilet. Your toilet is only a part of your bathroom. As such, you may also want to clean your sink, shower-heads, and everything else in there.
Here, we will be taking you through the process of making your bathroom clean as a whistle. Your bathroom is likely to be the dirtiest part of your house. Since it is responsible for ensuring that you and your family stay clean, it is important to properly maintain its cleanliness and ensure that the entire bathroom is bacteria-free.
The Bathroom Cleaning Checklist
Before you begin cleaning your bathroom, you need to make sure you know what to clean. Here is a checklist:
- The toilet
- The bathtub
- Any Rugs
- The Sink
- All Mirrors
- Drawers and Medicine Cabinet
- The Shower-heads
Of course, there are other things to clean too such as the floor and the wastebasket. However, the process of cleaning them is similar to how you would clean them in the rest of your house. As such, they are not discussed here. Let’s go about the process step by step:
How to Clean The Bathtub
The first thing is to see whether or not you can clean the tub on your own. If it has been left unattended for a long time, it may be better to call in a professional as this is one of the most difficult aspects of cleaning your bathroom.
You can use a standard bathtub cleaner for your tub. While it is possible to use a homemade vinegar solution, we would not advise it as it may not do the job properly.
The process is quite intuitive. Apply the cleaner and scrub. After that, wash the bathtub.
It is important to remember that you can prevent dirt and stains from building up in your tub if you clean it regularly. On top of that, you should completely dry your tub after every bath. This may be a hassle, but it will be worth it.
How to Clean The Shower-heads
For this, you will need vinegar. Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and soak your shower-head in it for 30 minutes. You can use a string to tie the bag to the shower-head. After that, remove the bag and let the shower run for a few minutes.
After this, it is best to open the shower-head and check if there is any buildup remaining. If there is, you can use an old toothbrush to wipe it away. Once you do that, it is best to let your shower run once again for a few minutes. After that, dry it, and you are done.
During this time, you can also clean the taps as well as the shower rod. The process of cleaning them is once again simple. Use a cleaning solution and wipe down until the grime comes off.
How to Clean The Sink
The process of cleaning the visible part of your sink is simple. Use a cleaning solution and scrub it. Once done, wipe it down with a wet cloth and dry it.
However, you must also remember to open the drain cover on your sink and clean it properly. Scrubbing with vinegar and using a toothbrush to wipe away any excess buildup is a good idea for this as well!
The Hard Part is Now Done!
At this point, you are through most of the difficult part. It should not take you more than a few minutes to finish cleaning your bathroom now.
First, you should declutter your medicine cabinet. At the same time, take a look at any drawers that you have and take out anything that you do not need. This does not need to be done every time you clean, but you should do this at least once a month.
Remember to also check for the expiration date of any consumable items, and replace them if required.
After that, you need to clean your mirrors. Simply take a wet cloth and wipe away. Once finished, wipe with a dry cloth. If the mirror is excessively dirty, you can also use a high-quality glass cleaner.
Now, you can move on to regular cleaning. This includes the floors, emptying out the basket, and anything else that needs cleaning.
One thing that most people forget is to clean the air vents. The steam can cause them to clog and dust can build up. It is best to use a cloth and clean the vent on a semi-regular basis.
There you go, you now have a shiny bathroom that not only looks clean but is completely bacteria-free.
Remember that the best way to keep your bathroom clean is not to rigorously clean it once a month or once in a fortnight. The best way is to clean it as regularly as you can. There are little things you can do, many of which have been mentioned above, that can prevent dust, mold, and stains from building up in the first place.