Keeping Bathrooms Clean: Simple Steps
Not all of us can afford to have a housekeeper come in and keep our bathrooms clean for us. Some people spend hundreds of dollars per week on this luxury. Yikes! The good news is that there are numerous ways we can keep our bathroom sparkling without spending a fortune. We are going to provide you with some cost-effective ways to keep your bathroom spotless. So, get ready to roll up your sleeves; it’s time to get started!
What Supplies Should You Always Have on Hand?
- Disinfecting Wipes
- Toilet Bowl Cleaner
- Scrub Brush
- Tub Cleaner
What You Can Be Doing for Your Bathroom Every Day
Wipe Down the Sink
Wipe down your sink and faucet with a disinfecting wipe on a daily basis to avoid dirt and mildew build-up. This activity only takes a few seconds and a shiny sink and faucet can have a huge impact on the look of your bathroom.
Spray Your Mirror
I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like every day I have a new mark on my mirror from someone spitting into the sink. I find a mirror with spots on it to be very irritating, which is why spraying and wiping down your mirror every day is a must. To be honest, I wipe mine down multiple times a day!
Clean Your Toilet
Okay, so I know what you are thinking. Do I really need to clean my toilet every day? Well, no you do not. However, if you want to have a spotless bathroom, then this is something you are going to want to do. Putting toilet cleaner in your toilet and scrubbing it down only takes a couple of minutes. Not only will this help your bathroom look better, but it will help it smell better too.
Weekly Deep-Clean Ideas
Wash Your Shower Curtain/ Liners
This can either be done every week or every other week. You can wash most shower curtains and liners in the washer. Simply use the gentle cycle and wash them in cold water with a mild detergent. Another method for cleaning plastic curtain liners would be to spray them down with bleach and then scrub them. Either method will prevent mold from growing, causing your bathroom to look fresh.
Wash Your Bathroom Rugs
Bathroom rugs are often overlooked. People go weeks and possibly even months without washing them. Over time, this will cause them to look dingy. You can prevent dingy bathroom rugs from making your bathroom look dirty by throwing these rugs in the washer every week. While you should be able to put them through the wash as normal, we recommend hang-drying them
Scrub Your Tub/Shower
Take the time to scrub your tub and shower, as this will help your bathroom look and feel cleaner. Pick your favorite tub cleaner and scrub brush and get to work. For tough stains, you may need to pull out the bleach and apply some elbow grease. Don’t worry, you can do it!
Even if a bathroom isn’t technically dirty, it can still feel that way when it is unorganized. Follow these quick tips on how to keep your bathroom in order.
Clean Out Those Medicine Cabinets
Do you really need that expired bottle of cough syrup? Or what about that ten-year-old nasal spray that has a film of dust on it? I didn’t think so! Check expiration dates on all products and throw away any products that you can no longer use. Wipe down all other items to avoid dust build-up. Organize your items in a way that works for you; just make sure all products are visible and easy to grab in a pinch.
Having some things on the bathroom sink is unavoidable. Try your best to keep what’s on your sink to a minimum though. You don’t need to display every type of perfume or lotion you own. Instead, put those items in your newly organized medicine cabinet.
Hang Towels Up
Although I do feel like this should go without saying, always hang your towels up or put them in the laundry basket. Never throw them on the ground. Not only will your towels collect germs this way, but it will also make your bathroom look unnecessarily messy.
So How Can You Keep Your Bathroom Fresh and Clean?
We hope the tips we have provided will help you keep your bathroom spotless. As daunting as this task may seem, it is possible. The best part is, you don’t have to break the bank to accomplish it. As always, if you have any questions or want more information on various cleaning products and tools, please read through our other articles about sink and drain care.