The Cleanest Bathroom: Step-by-Step with Tips

Anyone who enters your home for any amount of time is probably going to see the inside of your bathroom at least once, so having it clean is important. Of course, it can seem like an awful lot to do, so your best bet is to break it down into steps.

When you take house cleaning step-by-step, it's not as bad, and we'll throw in a few great tips to make it a little easier for you!

Medicine Cabinet & Countertops. These are the places you're most likely keeping any trash you have sitting around. Look through the medicine cabinet and throw away anything that's out of date or that you don't use anymore. Do the same thing with your counters, getting rid of any trash sitting around.

All Surfaces. Every surface is going to need a good wash: bathtub, counters, mirrors, toilet. The most important thing to remember is to spray on your cleaner of choice and let it sit. It's habit for a lot of homeowners to spray and immediately wipe, but for a cleaner or disinfectant to work, it needs to sit on the surface first. Letting it sit will guarantee cleaning and disinfecting!

The Floor. There are two ways to handle the floor: mop or hand wash. In either case, you can use a mixture of vinegar and water (or dishsoap and water) and make sure you get into the corners. Hand washing comes in handy with all the nooks and crannies in a bathroom, but it is a little more effort.

Additional Tips. To make your life a little easier, here are some great tips for bathroom cleaning: 

  • Denture tablets will clean your toilet. Just drop one or two in and let them soak while you clean the rest of the bathroom. If your toilet is really soiled, you might want to brush the bowl before you flush; otherwise, just flush! The toilet will be sparkling white.

  • Steam up the bathroom first. Steam helps loosen dirt, so if you run the hot water for a few minutes with the door closed before you start cleaning, you'll have a bit of help.

  • Wash grout with an old toothbrush. Easiest way to clean grout is with a vinegar & baking soda paste and an old toothbrush!

Don't let a dirty bathroom worry you any more, with these hints, you're ready to go!