There are several ways to clean a bathroom, but a general cleaning routine might include the following steps:
- Clear out any clutter and remove any items that don’t belong in the bathroom.
- Gather all the necessary cleaning supplies, such as a toilet bowl cleaner, an all-purpose cleaner, a scrub brush, and a squeegee.
- Start by cleaning the toilet bowl, using a cleaner and a scrub brush. Could you be sure to pay attention to the rim and base of the toilet?
- Next, move on to the sink, countertops, shower, or bathtub. Use an all-purpose cleaner and a scrub brush to remove dirt and grime.
- Clean the mirror and any other surfaces in the bathroom. Could you wipe down the tile and walls?
- Clean the shower or bathtub. Use a squeegee to remove water and prevent water spots.
- Finally, mop the floor and put everything back in its place. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on any cleaning products you use.
Here are some additional tips for cleaning a bathroom:
- Use a toilet brush to scrub the inside of the toilet bowl, paying particular attention to the areas under the rim, as this is where bacteria and germs often accumulate.
- Clean the shower or bathtub using a scrub brush and a cleaner specifically designed for use on tile and grout. You may want to use a specialized hard water stain remover if you have hard water stains.
- Use a squeegee to remove water from the shower or bathtub after cleaning to prevent water spots.
- Clean the sink, countertops, and other surfaces in the bathroom using an all-purpose cleaner and a microfiber cloth. Pay special attention to the faucets, handles, and knobs, as they can harbor germs and bacteria.
- Clean the mirror using a glass cleaner and a lint-free cloth.
- Mop the floor last to avoid spreading any dirt or cleaning solution.
- Don’t forget to regularly disinfect high-touch surfaces such as toilet seats, doorknobs, light switches, and faucet handles.
In addition to the above steps, it’s also essential to regularly deep clean your bathroom, which includes cleaning the grout and caulk and cleaning or replacing the shower curtain or liner. Periodically inspecting the bathroom and keeping on top of minor repairs, such as re-caulking the shower or tub, can also help prevent more significant problems.