Most homeowners don’t enjoy cleaning. But nobody wants to stay somewhere dirty and unkempt for a long time, either. Some areas in a house need more love and attention than others, one of which is the bathroom. Many people will go there multiple times a day for various reasons. So, it’s not surprising how it will take quite a beating in a few days. With that said, smart homeowners should always stay on top of cleaning their bathrooms. It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming when you follow a checklist to maintain your routine. Don’t wait until a major deep clean to give your bathroom care, as this habit will make it even more tiresome. You don’t want to wait until your guests start making comments before you get to work.
Transform your bathroom from grimy to spotless by incorporating these tasks into your regular cleaning checklist.
1. Clean The Shower And Tub Area
Make it a point to clean the shower and tub area every other day. This doesn’t have to be a deep clean, as even a quick run-through of the wet areas makes a world of difference. Save the thorough work for every end of the week. This way, you don’t just have a shower and tub area that looks clean but also feels divine. Bath areas with a glass shower enclosure need that daily love, even if it means wiping down all the panels and the tiles around the area. Limescale and calcium from the water could leave streaks on the surfaces, which are unsightly. If left to settle, these can be harder to clean in the long run.
2. Wipe Down The Sink, Counter, And Fixtures Every Day
You may be too busy in the mornings to notice the stuff you spill here and there. If you don’t take the time to clean it up, the mess will only get bigger. By the end of the week, you’re left with a lot of stuff to do to make your sink and counter look clean again. So, as soon as you have time and energy, start cleaning them. Like the shower and tub area, the sink and surrounding countertop also need daily attention. While brushing isn’t needed all the time, you should wipe it to remove globs of toothpaste, residue from facial products, spilled food and drink, and other forms of dirt.
3. Put Away Stuff That Should Not Be In The Bathroom
Households without kids won’t have to worry much about random items strewn wherever they’re not supposed to be. For parents reading this, however, a mess is inevitable. There’ll be toys, coloring supplies, utensils, and other things in the bathroom for sure. This usually happens during the morning rush when the entire household goes into a frenzy to get ready. Once the kids are out of the door or down for a nap, set a timer at five to 10 minutes to pick up everything that’s not supposed to be in the bathroom. And yes, this applies to other parts of the house. Even if you may not get any cleaning done today, you should stay in control of the mess. Put everything in its proper place to keep your whole home tidy. This lets you avoid breaking them on accident or slipping on them.
4. Dust From The Top Down
This fourth item on your cleaning checklist can be done as a weekly thing. Dust accumulates on every surface of a bathroom. So, the best way to clean it is to start from the top down. Start with the ceiling, vents, exhaust fans, and window. Then, go along the floor and other fixtures and decorative items.
5. Disinfect The Toilet
Without a doubt, the toilet is the germiest part of your home. Remember to disinfect it at least twice a week if you can. If this isn’t possible, a weekly cleansing will suffice. To do this, apply the disinfectant first. Then, let it settle for around ten minutes before scrubbing. This gives the formula time to work, so you don’t have to scrub as hard. Toilets are also made of delicate material, and you wouldn’t want to have scrub marks all over from cleaning too hard. So, use sturdy but gentle brushes.
6. Brush The Bathroom Floor
Like the toilets, the bathroom floor needs to be brushed or scrubbed weekly. If there are footprints and patches of mud or dirt, you’ll have to do it more often. Using a soft microfiber cloth or mob is ideal, but brushing is also highly recommended in areas where the floor meets the toilet or tub, as those little corners might have tough grime.
Keep Your Bathroom Squeaky Clean
The bathroom is one of the most used parts of a home. Unlike the others, it always stays damp, making it the perfect environment for dirt, mold, and mildew. Fortunately, you can make its upkeep easy by following this checklist. Feel free to mix and match or add more for your specific needs.