Most homeowners would agree that a bathroom is one of the toughest rooms to clean in their house. So, if you can’t convince yourself to get round to cleaning your messy bathroom, it’s about time you learned some techniques that can help you speed up this process and make it less daunting.
Clear All Surfaces
First things first, you want to remove all items from their surfaces including tub edges, shelves, vanities, and appliances. Manchester cleaners advise that you clear up the entire bathroom at once instead of doing this in several sessions. Once your bathroom is free of clutter and all surfaces are clear, you can move on to the next stage.
Remove Rugs and Towels
It’s impossible to spruce up your messy bathroom without cleaning the floor (which is the last chapter of your cleaning epopee). And if you want to make this process as smooth and hassle-free as possible, take care to toss your rugs outside the room. Also, remove all towels, sponges, cloths, and other objects that may pile up in the corners. The same goes for trash bins, hampers, and portable clothes dryers.
Just like any other room in your house, your bathroom harbors dust along with allergens. Start from the top to avoid any redundant work. Swipe away the cobwebs from the corners. Dust off your ceiling and vent fans. Then, you can proceed to clean your light fixtures, the tops of cabinets, etc. Once you’re done dusting, you want to give your bathroom a good sweep to get rid of all debris and dust bunnies.
Clean Your Bathtub, Shower, and Faucets
The next step is to tackle your showers, bathtub, and taps. For this, you can use your favorite cleaning product. Just spray it on all shower heads, faucets, fittings, and your bathtub, of course, and let it sit there for about ten minutes. If the pesky limescale buildup won’t go away that easily, you may opt for an acid-based spray, which, nonetheless, should be used with caution not to compromise the coating or surface condition. If you prefer not to use commercial cleaners, you can make a DIY all-purpose cleaning solution by mixing distilled water, vinegar, and some lemon juice. Baking soda also can work miracles when combined with white vinegar and used as a cleaning paste. After scrubbing all problematic areas, make sure to rise off the solution
Wipe Down All Surfaces
It’s very important that you give all surfaces a thorough wipe. Not only does it make your bathroom look cleaner and visually appealing but also helps to eliminate bacteria, viruses, and mold harming your health. Once again, your multipurpose cleaning product can come in handy. Spray some quantity onto a microfiber cloth and wipe down all shelves, appliances, blinds, baseboards, knobs, windowsills, etc. You can use chlorine bleach to disinfect white tiles and other surfaces that tend to accumulate dirt fast. Tougher areas might require some extra attention and specialized solutions that contain antifungal or anti-corrosion ingredients. When cleaning glass surfaces like shower doors or mirror cabinets, use dedicated sprays to avoid streaks.
Clean the Toilet
Cleaning the toilet might not be among your favorite everyday activities. Nevertheless, without this important step you’ll never achieve the level of bathroom cleanliness you’re striving for.
Start off by flushing your toilet. It’s also a good idea to quickly pour a bucket of lukewarm water into the bowl. This will help reduce the initial level of water in the bowl and make the cleaning procedure more effective. After that, you can apply any toilet bowl cleaner you have in your arsenal. Special attention should be paid to hard-to-reach areas like those under the rim and down the drain. Once the disinfectant coats the inside of the bowl, let it rest there for up to ten minutes. Use the bowl scrubber to remove stubborn gunk or calcium buildup and flush.
As for the outside of the porcelain, it can be cleaned and disinfected with any regular all-purpose spray.
Mop the Floor
For a sparkling clean floor in your bathroom, consider vacuuming them before mopping. Then prepare a cleaning solution by mixing a couple liters of water and a half cup of Castile soap. If you have ceramic floor tiles in your bathroom, add some white vinegar into your solution and clean the floor with a microfiber mop. Mild detergents can also do the job on vinyl, ceramic, and porcelain floors.
Voila! Now you can enjoy your clean, fresh, and clutter-free bathroom!