No one likes cleaning the bathroom, but by keeping on top of your cleaning it becomes a less painful and time-consuming task. We wanted to share our top tips for getting your bathroom looking pristine and how to keep it that way.
Preparing your Bathroom for a clean
Before you start your deep clean, you need to prepare your bathroom. This can be done in three quick steps but will ensure a deeper and more efficient clean.
1. Remove items
Start by removing all loose items such as shampoos bottles, bathmats and anything else that can be easily removed from your bathroom. You want to finish up with a nearly empty bathroom except for the fixtures.
Bleach is a well-known product that can be found down any bathroom aisle. The reason why it’s so popular is due to its effectiveness in killing unwanted bacteria and dirt for all surfaces. Before you start you will need to make sure your room is well ventilated by opening doors, windows and make sure the bathroom fan is working. Clean your toilet bowl by pouring a small amount down and letting it settle for about 10-15 minutes.
Place your toilet brush in the bowl and leave it to disinfect whilst you clean the rest of your bathroom.
Cobwebs get all over the house, even if you don’t see the eight-legged culprit, they somehow always appear in the corners of the room. To remove these unwanted elements, get a feather duster and dust down all corners and surfaces which might have been hit by our eight-legged friends or have gathered dust over time. Allow the dust to fall on the floor as you will be cleaning the floor later on.
How to clean your Bathroom efficiently
Now that your bathroom has been prepped and all the small areas have been wiped down and cleaned, it’s time to start the cleaning process.
Walls & Windows
Create a simple mixed solution of 50:50 vinegar and water and place it in a spray bottle, this mixture will help to remove any grime or mould that might have built up over time on your walls or windows. Start by spraying this on to the surface which has built up mildew, leave it to settle for a few minutes and wash away with clean, warm water. It’s really that simple.
Cleaning your shower
Now, cleaning your shower can be a bit more time consuming as this is usually the place where grime and mould would have time to grow and spread. Start by spraying some Showerwall Cleaner onto the shower walls and let it rest for a few minutes before wiping this away with clean water and a clean sponge.
While you’re waiting for the solution to settle, clean your showerhead by soaking it in the vinegar/water-based mixture. If your showerhead is full of limescale and hard water build-up, pour the solution into a kitchen bowl and leave it to soak in mixture overnight. If you can’t remove the head, place the solution into a kitchen bag and securely fasten this around your shower nozzles.
Finish off by wiping the walls and showerheads one last time with clean, warm water and a clean sponge.
How to clean your wall panels
Using the Showerwall Cleaner, spray the solution straight on to your wall panels. Using a soft cloth or sponge, gently wipe away any dirt or mould that has formed on your panels and evenly spread the product to cover the whole of your panels. Leave it to soak for a few minutes.
Whilst waiting, rinse your sponge until it runs clear, removing all products from the sponge. After a few minutes, wipe away the product whilst continuing to rinse your sponge. Make sure all residue has been removed from your panels before moving on.
Avoid using abrasive cleaning products such as scouring pads as these will damage your wall panels.
Sink and Counters
Using a clean scrubbing sponge and a small amount of cleaner, wipe down your sink and counters whilst remembering to rinse through your sponge as you go. Don’t forget to clean any toilet paper holders, toothbrush holders, doors and any other items which might be in your bathroom.
Spray glass cleaner on the mirror and wipe it away. Make sure you get every corner of the mirror and wipe in a continuous one-way motion. To finish, wipe the mirror with a dry, clean microfiber cloth to remove any residue.
Clean the outside of the toilet, starting with the flush handle to avoid cross-contamination. Use a cloth soaked in disinfectant and water to clean the sides and the top. Your toilet is more than likely the most bacteria-infected fixture in your bathroom so make sure you are thorough. Don’t forget to use a cloth dedicated to cleaning the toilet or a paper towel to avoid cross-contamination. Once finished, throw it away and don’t flush it.
Once done, pour a toilet cleaner around the rim and then let it soak for 30 minutes, once this is done, use the now disinfected toilet brush to clean the edge of the toilet and finish off with flushing the toilet and clearer all the bleach away.
Sweep & Mop
Complete your cleaning process by sweeping up any mess on the floor and mop using some soapy bleach water. Start at the far corners of the room and mop your way out to avoid getting trapped. Remember to mop around the surfaces which are fitted to the floor such as your toilet as these tend to get missed and are the most dirt riddled.
How to keep your Bathroom clean
Now that your bathroom is clean and fresh, you’ll want to keep it this way. If you follow these three small tips your bathroom will forever look clean and cleaning will be less time-consuming.
Make sure you keep running the bathroom fan every time that you are in the room as this will help ventilation and avoid mould and mildew build-up. This should automatically happen but it’s worth checking to make sure it does. It’s important that it’s running when you start a shower as this is the No.1 cause of mildew build-up.
Make sure you also clean the fan regularly as dust can clog up and break your fan.
Wipe shower and walls after use
Once you’ve finished in your shower, simply wipe down the showerhead and the walls to avoid a build-up of mildew and mould. This simple task combined with running your fan will help you keep your bathroom clean and damp free.
Try to avoid adding lots of clutter and unwanted stuff into your bathroom. For example, use a toothbrush holder to keep your toothbrushes in order and offer the side. Put clothes in a hamper or washing basket in your bathroom and make sure this is emptied regularly.
Once your bathroom is cleaned, you’ll want to keep it that way and impress guests. You’ll soon realise what could be a long and drawn-out task is, in fact, simple and manageable.