Cleaning the bathroom is something that many of us hate doing, but since most of us hate a grubby bathroom even more, we’re forced to overcome our hatred of it and get on with the job as often as required. Alternatively, some hire a house cleaning service to come in weekly (or more often, if necessary) and get the bathroom clean for them, and quite frankly, who can blame them?
For those who don’t want to hire a cleaning service, or are unable to for any reason, these tips can help you get your dirty bathroom spotlessly clean in next to no time:
Get rid of all clutter
Anything that doesn’t need to be in your bathroom, should be removed and either put in a cabinet, or in a closet. With less clutter, surfaces are easier to clean and there are less items to dust.
Give the tub a good scrub
It’s important not to use harsh chemicals on an acrylic bath tub, as this will typically dull the finish. Instead, use a solution of one part baking soda to one part dish soap with a few drops of lemon juice. As the mixture froths, rub it into the tub and leave it for half an hour before wiping it clean with a wet sponge.
For porcelain or fiberglass tubs, you can use a combination of two parts vinegar to one part water with a few drops of lemon juice. Mix it in a spray bottle, cover the tub in it and leave it for 20 minutes before scrubbing it with a damp sponge.
Get the shower sparkling clean
Begin by turning the shower on and soaking the walls and floor; enabling you to see if/where any stains or mildew have built up. Use your favorite cleaning product to tackle all dirty areas, before showering them down again.
For shower curtains, simply place them in the washing machine, and for screens, clean with vinegar and a squeegee.
To descale the shower head, fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and tie it around the shower head, or remove the head and place it inside the bag before tying it and leaving it overnight. The next morning, remove the bag and lightly clean the shower head; you can use the same method for faucets, too.
Tackle the toilet
Vacuum or lightly dust the toilet first to remove dust and hairs, before wiping it down with a cloth and your favorite cleaning product. Then place a combination of baking soda and vinegar into the bowl and give it a good scrub, not forgetting to clean under the rim, too.
Wipe down the sink
With the potential to play host to more bacteria than the toilet, it’s important that you disinfect the sink thoroughly, either with bleach or your favorite disinfectant product. Use a combination of white vinegar and baking soda to clear any blockages in the sink, allowing the solution to sit for around 20 minutes before flushing it with hot water.
Lastly, wash the towels
Damp and dirty towels are a veritable breeding ground for bacteria, so wash your bathroom towels on a high temperature wash, and replace them frequently.
Provided you keep on top of cleaning your bathroom using the guidance above, it shouldn’t get too grubby, and if you don’t have time for regular bathroom cleaning – or simply can’t be bothered to do it – why not hire a professional cleaning company to do it instead?