Bathroom cleaning is one of the most tedious tasks in the house. It’s no wonder why getting dirty down in the toilet bowl or on the floor is not everyone’s cup of tea.
But with the right mindset, perfect tools, and efficient workflow, everyone can make a gruelling ordeal like bathroom cleaning a breeze!
Good thing, you can learn a thing or two from some people like us who genuinely love scrubbing the floors and picking up the clumps of hair in the drain. Below are eight simple steps to follow on how to clean a bathroom.
Who knows? You might end up living this tough job, too!
1. Declutter the bathroom
Whatever area of the house you’re cleaning, always start with decluttering. The bathroom is not an exception. Remove everything that might get in the way of the cleaning process like used rugs, empty bottles of shampoo, trash bin, and other items.
This step will allow you to be more efficient in your cleaning. So as soon as you enter the bathroom, pick up all the unnecessary items and put them in a trash bag.
2. Dust off the room
Bathrooms normally don’t accumulate that much dust, but there’s still enough to trigger a sneeze. So before playing with soap and water, get your dusters and remove all the dust that you can see. Don’t forget the cobwebs on the ceilings and corners of the room!
4. Start with the shower, toilet bowl, and bathtub
You might be tempted to start scrubbing by this time, but hold your horses right there! The first thing you should do is to apply a cleaning solution first onto your shower area, toilet bowl, and bathtub.
These are usually the places where all the serious build-ups of gunk and dirt happen. So it would be better if you let a deep-cleaning solution work its magic in these areas.
While your cleaning agent softens up the dirt and grime, you can start working on other areas.
5. Clean other surfaces
You can focus on surfaces that are easier to clean like towel racks, shelves, blinds, windowsills, counters, lavatories, and doorknobs. You can either use a sponge, a used towel, or our favourite, a microfibre cloth.
When cleaning these surfaces don’t forget the rule of thumb in cleaning: top to bottom and left to right. This strategy will help you not to miss any spot in the bathroom.
6. Get back to your bathtub and shower
By the time you’ve finished cleaning all the surfaces, the all-purpose cleaner that you applied a while ago probably has softened the dirt build-ups already. So it’s time to roll up your sleeves and start scrubbing.
Make sure to scrub thoroughly, everything from the wall to the floors, crevices, in-between-the-tiles, and other grimy areas.
Once you’ve done that, rinse them with water.
7. Toilet bowl is next
The difficulty level of cleaning the toilet depends on how often you clean them. If you regularly scrub your toilet, then the cleaning solution probably has completed the job. All you need to do is to scrub them lightly and rinse them.
But if you haven’t paid attention to your toilet in ages, roll up your sleeves because you have a lot of work to do.
8. Mop the floor
Don’t worry, you’re almost finished! After cleaning the toilet bowl, the last thing you want to do is to mop the floor.
Remember the top to bottom and left to right strategy? That’s why mopping the floor always comes last, after you’ve cleaned almost all the areas of your bathroom.
Get a bucket of water, and your all-purpose cleaner and start wiping all the dirt that washed down from the walls. Just make sure not to forget the corners, then you’re done!