Bathroom cleaning is one of the tasks that NO-ONE wants to do. The accumulated chunks of dirt, the bad smells, the dirty and smelly toilets are good enough reasons to put off cleaning what seems like the dirtiest room in the house.
But it has to be cleaned regularly and fortunately, bathroom cleaning is not as difficult as it seems.
Even if you regularly clean your bathroom, it will occasionally need to be deep cleaned. On top of removing bacteria and germs, a good deep cleaning will also make the heavily trafficked room more sanitary for your family.
And while deep cleaning your bathroom may seem like a big job, I have a few tips that may make it a little simpler.
6 Steps to a Clean & Shiny Bathroom
This ultimate guide to deep cleaning your bathroom will take you through the process of cleaning your bathroom, one step at a time.
Deep Cleaning Supplies
The first step to deep cleaning your bathroom is to gather all the supplies you’ll need. Having everything you need within easy reach will make the cleaning process go much more smoothly.
So, before you start cleaning, make sure you have these items on hand:
- Microfiber cloth
- Scrub brush
- A toothbrush or small scrub brush
- Paper towels
- Multipurpose cleaner
- Bleach cleaner
- Glass cleaner
- Floor cleaner
- Toilet cleaner
- Toilet brush
Wash the Linens
Before you start cleaning, grab all the linens from your bathroom and wash them in the washing machine. This includes towels, bath mats, curtains, and shower curtains.
Start at the Top
When you’re cleaning any room, it’s best to start at the top and work your way down. The bathroom is no exception, so you should start your deep clean at the top of the room.
Using your duster, knock down any dust and spider webs from the ceiling and crown molding. Then, stand on a step stool and wipe the molding and top of the walls with a wet microfiber cloth.
Continue working your way down by cleaning the light fixtures next. Remove the glass shades from the fixtures and wash them in warm, soapy water. Then use your microfiber cloth to wipe the rest of the light fixture to remove dust and stuck-on grime.
Next, move on to the bathroom window. Clean the glass with glass cleaner and paper towels, then open the window the clean the inside of the window sills and tracks. Spray any stuck-on grime with a multipurpose cleaner and allow it to soak in for a few minutes. Wipe the debris away with a paper towel.
Then, leave the window open to allow some fresh air to start circulating throughout the room as you finish cleaning.
Clean the Vanity
As you deep clean your bathroom, it’s also a good idea to take a few minutes to declutter your vanity and shelving. Remove everything from the shelves and use your multipurpose cleaner to clean the surfaces.
Then, go through the items and throw away any old or expired personal care items, as well as any other beauty tools and bathroom supplies you no longer use or need. Also, be sure to throw away unused and expired medication. After you have sorted through your items, wipe each item down and replace it on the shelves.
Finish cleaning your vanity area by moving on to the countertop. Remove everything from the counter and wipe down the counter and sink with a multipurpose cleaner and a microfiber cloth. Also, wipe down all the items that sit on top of the counter as you put everything back in place.
Then, spray the mirror with glass cleaner and wipe it clean with a paper towel.
Scrub the Shower and Bath
Grab your bleach cleaner and scrub brushes to tackle the shower and bath. Spray the cleaner all over the shower and allow to soak for a few minutes. Using your scrub brushes, scrub away stuck-on mold and mildew first.
Then, wipe the bleach solution away with your microfiber cloth. After the mold and mildew have been scrubbed away, rinse the shower and tub with water and allow to air dry.
Wash the Toilet
Move your bleach cleaner and scrub brushes over to the toilet and start spraying. Spray the cleaning solution all over the exterior of the toilet and wipe away with your microfiber cloth. Use your small scrub brush to get into the small crevices around the toilet lid, as well as the small spaces around the bottom of the toilet and wipe away any debris with the cloth as well.
Squirt toilet cleaner into the toilet bowl and allow it to soak while you clean the area behind your toilet. Using your scrub brush, work any loose debris and hair out from behind the toilet and wipe it away with a damp cloth. Then, wipe the floor and wall behind the toilet to remove the hidden dust and grime.
Finally, grab your toilet brush and scrub the toilet bowl. Flush the toilet to rinse the cleaner from the bowl.
Mop the Floor
The last step to deep cleaning your bathroom is to tackle the floor. Start by vacuuming the space to remove lingering dust and debris from the floor. Be sure to reach behind the toilet and under the vanity to remove any hidden dust.
Fill your bucket with warm water and floor cleaner, then mop the floor. Rinse your bucket and mop clean and fill the bucket with clear water. Mop the floor with clean water to rinse and allow the floor to air dry.
Bonus: Quick tips:
- Follow a regular cleaning habit as it ensures easy cleaning. Putting off cleaning your bathroom will just make cleaning more difficult and then you need to put in extra effort to get things cleaned.
- Do bits of cleaning every day to maintain the cleanliness of your bathroom, and deep clean at least once every 8-10 weeks.
- Try to clean the floor on a daily basis with disinfectants to ensure a germ-free bathroom.
Now we know bathrooms can be a pain to clean, but if you have the right tools and tips its a breeze to clean the bathroom. The cleaning tips above will make your bathroom super clean & shiny.
What do you do to keep your bathroom sparkly clean?
Vickie Louise is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of A Crazy Family. She is a stay at home mom of a little boy with a big personality. After having her son, she realized how important it is for moms to take care of themselves, physically and mentally. Vickie believes in the power of using social media and her online presence for good and is thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.