Who doesn’t love a clean bathroom? Most of us do. However, the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the average household. You use the facilities in it on a daily basis, so its easy for the area to get grimey really quickly. So how do you keep this area of your home fresh and clean constantly?
First of all, you’ll need to give your bathroom a full scrub-down. I’m talking the works- ceiling to floor. This would include wiping grime off the baseboards, vanity cabinets, behind the toilet, dusting the light fixtures and washing the rugs. Make everything sparkle from top to bottom. Tired, aren’t you? It’s hard work cleaning a bathroom that is overdue. Be sure to put some air freshener out. Another great thing to do is stick some of the new Scrubbing Bubbles toilet gel cleaner to the inside of the rim. It clings there for a few weeks and keeps it clean and fresh so you don’t have to clean it manually quite as often.
Keep Up Appearances
Now that you’ve done a deep cleaning on your bathroom and detailed everything, here are the real tips. You have a clean bathroom, but the goal is to keep it clean enough that you don’t have to go through a crazy half-hour, full on cleaning job every two weeks.
Your Stay-Clean Bathroom Plan
-Spray your shower with a daily shower spray of your choice. Tilex is a good one, but there are other brands out there too. If you have glass doors on your shower, be sure to squeegee them down really quick so they don’t get all cloudy.
-Keep some Windex Wipes or a bottle of Windex under your vanity and each evening (perhaps after your bedtime routine) simply wipe any smudges or water stains from the mirrors and faucet. The wipes are very handy because you don’t need a paper towel.
Every 2 days or so
-Use an all-purpose disinfecting wipe or damp cloth with cleaning solution to wipe down the counter and toilet surface.
-Keep some Swiffer cloths or a little Dust Buster vacuum, which you can easily store under the sink. Clean up any hair or debris on the floors.
-Take out the trash and clean the toilet with some bleach if it needs it.
-Scrub your sink if it’s become dirty or lost its shine.
-Replace the towels.
-Spray the rugs with some fabric refresher.
-Clean up the shower a little more, if it’s noticeably soiled or you haven’t been consistent with your daily spray/squeegee routine.
-Shake out the rugs. I recommend throwing them in the washer every 2 months to keep them fresh and fluffed.
-Replace the gel cleaner in your toilet- all you have to do is stick it on.
-Dust down any areas that look a little grimy.
-I also recommend cleaning out your trashcan or throwing some baking soda or air freshener into it.
-Clean up the floors with a mop or wipe as well.
I’ve tried to put these tips to use for myself and it works out very well. I really feel less stressed when I put in a tiny bit more effort each day. It can be a bit more difficult if you have small children [or a messy husband!] but it will still stay cleaner if you do it as you see little things get soiled verses doing it every couple of weeks. Good luck and happy cleaning!
Other products I recommend:
Mr. Clean Cleaning Gloves