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Cleaning a bathroom can be a daunting task, and this is one of the reasons bathrooms are prime spots for buildups. We all understand that life can get busy and forgetting simple maintenance cleaning can be easy.
The problem is, tiles and grout rarely look dirty until the grime builds up to the extent that it gets challenging to scrub. However, bathrooms require less frequent cleaning when they receive a quality deep clean.
This complete bathroom cleaning checklist will guide you to clean any bathroom utterly and save you time.
If you want to clean your bathroom right away, you’ll love this checklist. That said, you don’t need to implement everything on this checklist. Only do the best you can.
The more tips you put into practice the cleaner your bathroom will be. Pick and choose as it suits your needs, as long as you disinfect regularly.
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Basic Bathroom Cleaning Checklist
First, let’s tackle bathroom cleaning fundamentals. Here’s where you get to know the practices you’ll need to keep your bathroom tidy.
1. Wash the shower and the tub
The first and often most challenging place to clean in the bathtub. Soap scum, bath oil, hair product, and body soil combine to form the shiny surface of the shower tub.
A the same time, tub rims, fixtures, and faucets offer a hiding place for mold, moisture, and mildew. So put more time and effort into cleaning the shower and the tub.
2. Sparkle the mirror
Next, squeeze glass cleaner on a cloth or dip the cloth on dishwashing liquid and water to clean the mirror.
3. Scour the Sink
Wipe the sink and the top with a damp cloth and dishwashing liquid or cleaner. Rinse thoroughly and go over the area a second time. Scrub the drain with a toothbrush and scrape building from the joints between the sink and the counter with the edge of the old credit card.
4. Disinfect the toilet
Scrub both the inside and outside of the toilet bowl. Alternatively, toss two antacid tablets into the bowl, allow them to dissolve for 15 minutes, and then use the toilet brush to remove the stains.
5. Mop the Floor
Using a sponge and cleaner diluted in water to mop the flow, starting from one corner of the bathroom, mopping towards the floor, going left to right. Next, dip the mop into a bucket of cleaner, wring it out, and push it over a manageable section of the floor. Repeat the process until you finish mopping the floor.
6. Clean the wastebasket
Spray both the inside and outside of the wastebasket with an all-purpose cleaner, and wipe it down with a cloth.
7. Clean Down the Shower Rods and Rings
Use a cloth dampened with water and dishwashing liquid. Dust can build up and prevent the rings from moving smoothly.
8. Clean the Medicine cabinet
Empty the contents of the medicine cabinet and place them in the sink. Then moisten the walls and shelves with a cleaner and wipe with a cloth.
9. Clean the Cabinets
Lightly moisten a cloth with water and cleaner, and then work in the direction of the grain from top to bottom. Rinse and repeat. Polish the knobs.
10. Clean Faucets and Fixtures
Squeeze soap on a piece of cloth to clean the faucets and fixtures. Then buff with a clean cloth.
11. Unblock the Air Vents
Use dust or vacuum with a brush attachment to unclog air vents.
Daily Bathroom Cleaning Checklist
A daily cleaning routine is the determinant of the results you’ll get from cleaning. As you clean, observe the following ideas:
- Wipe counter and sink
- Check mirrors for spots and streams clean if needed
- Wipe toilet handles and seat
- Check toilet sides and base for rime drips–disinfect if needed
- Check floor–sweep when needed
- Check trash can–empty if needed
- Straighten towels. Replace them with a clean one if required
- Check toilet paper and tissue boxes–refill if needed
Weekly for Most Families
Now it is time to tap into weekly bathroom cleaning routines using handful hacks for the best cleaning experience.
- Sweep and mop floor
- Dust baseboards, wall tile, and wainscoting. Spot clean if needed
- Clean and dry the sink and polish the faucet.
When you have a pedestal sink, also wipe the underside (because drips collect there), water supply hoses, shut off valves, exposed plumbing pipes, and pedestal.
If your sink tends to collect gunk around the edge where it touches the countertop, clean the area with an angled grout brush. If that doesn’t do the trick then try scraping it away with an old credit card.
- Remove all items from the countertop. Clean and dry it. If there is a white or grey haze around the faucet that will not come off with routine cleaning, you have hard water buildup
- Clean the soap dish
- Clean, disinfect, and rinse the toothbrush holder or cup
- Clean the mirrors and dust the frame
- Clean the toilet bowl
- Clean the entire outside of the toilet, paying particular attention to the seat hinge area and the base where urine drips tend to collect
- Clean and dry shower stall and polish the fixtures
- If your shower or tub has a door, clean that as well and polish the metal frame
- If your tub or shower has a curtain, dust the rod and rings. Check the inside of the curtain for shampoo drips or mold and mildew–spot clean when necessary
- Clean and dry the tub and polish the faucet
- Reapply water and dirt repellent spray to the walls only of the shower
- Replace towels and bath mat with fresh
- Wipe light switches, doorknobs and the areas around them
- Empty the trash can
- Check the walls and spot clean if necessary
- Check the sink, counter, tub, shower, and toilet bowl for hard water buildup
- Check drains and remove any hair that would otherwise cause clogs in the future
- Replace any scent dispensers you are using
As you will see, this bathroom cleaning checklist will make the tasks go faster and give you extra-shiny bathrooms. Having said that, if you tackle the checklist items above, you will be way ahead in saving time. And that’s what matters.