The bathroom is probably also your least favorite place in the house to clean. Unlike all the other rooms, the bathroom tends to collect a slew of dirty and unpleasant things – bacteria, germs, molds, and mildew. And the more you postpone bathroom cleaning, the more these things become even more difficult to remove, and well, the bathroom gets a little grosser each day.
You can schedule deep cleaning the bathroom every couple of weeks, but germs and bacteria, along with fallen hair; dirt and grime accumulate on a daily basis. You can keep the bathroom sparkling clean by just devoting a few minutes of your time using these proven hacks.
Clean the Toilet Each Day
Cleaning the toilet on a regular basis prevents the formation of those unsightly toilet rings. As a fixture that receives bodily discharges daily, it only makes sense that the toilet, as well as the BidetGenius, receives regular TLC. Directly pour some white vinegar into the toilet bowl. You can also transfer white vinegar in a spray bottle and spray on the toilet bowl and bidet.
White vinegar is an effective cleaning solution that gets rid of germs, grime, and bacteria. Leave on the vinegar for at least 10 minutes so that it can work its magic. Scrub the bowl and bidet with a toilet brush, rinse with water then apply your favorite disinfectant.
2. Wipe the Surfaces Clean
Remove all items from the surfaces like countertops, doors, shelves and the walls and baseboards. Using a clean microfiber cloth or sponge, spray some disinfectant or pour some white vinegar. The fabric should be damp but not overly wet. Start wiping all surfaces from top to bottom, and then from left to right. Work in sections until all areas are clean.
3. Tackle the Sink
Not a lot of people know this, but the drain in your sink is dirtier and grosser than the toilet bowl. It is home to molten soap deposits, water stains, and spots. Fortunately, cleaning it doesn’t take a lot of time and effort, especially if you include it in your regular bathroom cleaning routine.
You can wipe down the body of the sink with your dependable all-purpose cleaner. When you reach the dirty sink drain, you may opt to put a tablespoon of baking soda or pour a cup of white vinegar into the sink, and then flush with warm water. Those nasty stains and soap deposits should dissolve and disappear. Repeat the process if necessary.
4. Make Your Bathtub Sparkle
Even for a family who vows to conserve water, sometimes, a long leisurely bathtub session is what it all takes to take away the day’s fatigue and stresses. But that’s hardly a thing to look forward to if your bathtub is downright dirty, right?
Bring back your appetite for long baths in the bathtub by making sure you at least clean it up every day. If your tub is slightly dirty with a few water spots and stains, you can mix equal proportions of water and white vinegar into a spray bottle. Spray all areas of the bathtub, but give more attention to the stains and dirt build-up. Leave for 15 minutes, then return with a clean microfiber cloth and start wiping the entire bathtub.
However, if your bathtub is more than slightly dirty and features appalling grime and stains, you need baking soda to the rescue. Season the tub generously with baking soda and let sit for at least 15 minutes. Using a damp cloth or tissue, start rubbing on the tub until a paste begins to form. Let it sits for a few more minutes before rinsing the bathtub with clean water and wiping it again until dry.
5. Clean the Shower Head and Curtains
You start most of your days by jumping into the shower, but mineral deposits, stains, and buildup of dirt and grime can stop you off your tracks. While you’re more likely to choose at least a quick shower before heading off to work, you need to make sure that the shower head is clean. The key here is to clean it the night before.
Fill a plastic container with white vinegar and submerge the showerhead. Secure the plastic filled with vinegar around the shower head by tying it around then let sit overnight. The next morning, remove the container and rinse the entire head with clean water.
Shower curtains always come in contact with moisture, so they tend to sustain a mold and mildew buildups. Remove dirty shower curtains and dump into the washer along with a couple of old towels. But if you have a shower door instead of curtains, you can take out your favorite glass cleaner to clean the shower door. Rinse with water and let dry.
6. Wipe the Walls in the Shower
Your shower walls can quickly become home to molds, mildew, and grime without regular cleaning. Instead of waiting for a free day to tackle the walls, make it a habit of wiping them down with a clean squeegee after you finish showering each time. Instruct the same thing to the rest of the family. Keeping your walls dry will prevent moisture build-up that can soon turn into a nasty case of unsightly scum accumulation and stuffy smell inside the shower.
7. Keep your All-Purpose Cleaner Handy
Since you wanted to clean your bathroom with a few simple tricks that take only minutes to accomplish, you should consider keeping your all-purpose cleaner handy all the time. Whether you want to spot treat water stains or remove dirt from the vanity, your cleaner should be easily accessible, so you don’t waste time looking for it.
Cleaning the bathroom can turn into a time-consuming chore if you let those molds, mildew, grime, and scum grow and thicken over time. Ideally, you should deep-clean the bathroom every couple of weeks, but this regular yet minor cleaning routine can make your bathroom cleaner every day without the struggle.
Janna Scolta is a home improvement enthusiast. Scolta has been in the home cleaning agency for the last 15 years, and she enjoys finding and sharing nifty tricks on keeping her home clean and organized. When it came to the bathroom, Scolta swears by the bidet as one of the best fixtures she’s ever invested for her home.