Did you know that your shower is probably germier than your toilet seat? It’s true!

Germs show up in unexpected places in household bathrooms. You have to keep everything squeaky clean!

You don’t want to spend hours scrubbing every surface of your bathroom, though. How can you make the process quick and efficient? Let’s talk about it!

Read on for a few bathroom cleaning tips to make cleaning a breeze.

Wash Your Towels

Before you start cleaning anything in the bathroom, remove the towels (and any other fabric items, like washcloths and rugs) and put them into the laundry. It’s good to do this first so you get them out of the way. They should be fresh and clean later in the day, so you can put them back.

If necessary, give them a good shake outside or over your trash can to get rid of any debris that’s lurking in the fabric. This is extra important for thick and plush rugs.

Tidy or Declutter Toiletries and Other Products

Let’s take a look at your shower shelves, your medicine cabinet, and the bathroom counter. Are there products all over the place? How many of them are empty or unused? 

If you take time to tidy this area every week, you’ll never have to deal with a cluttered bathroom that’s too messy to handle.

When it comes to makeup and skincare products, make sure that you check the labels for expiration dates. Anything that’s expired goes into the bin.

Are any of your products empty? Can you combine them into one container? If you happen to have several open products that are the same, condense them into one container and throw away the spare.

We recommend having organizers for your products so it’s easier to clean them up. Get a shower caddy for your shower and a small countertop shelf or set of drawers for your counter. 

Clean the Toilet

No one wants to clean the toilet, but it will be even harder to clean it if you leave it alone for too long. It’s time to put on your gloves, grab your toilet brush and cleaning products, and get in there. 

Before you add the toilet bowl cleaner, brush around the sides and under the rim to get rid of most of the grime. Then, add the toilet bowl cleaner all around the bowl. 

If you want to disinfect the toilet, make sure to leave the toilet bowl cleaner in there for at least ten minutes before flushing. After you let it sit, use the brush again to scrub at any leftover grime.

If you have mineral deposits at the bottom of the bowl, you have a harder task. Either empty the bowl so you can let the toilet bowl cleaner sit and work through the stain, or use a sponge and a pair of gloves to conquer it directly.

Wipe the Counter, Mirror, and Sink

While you’re waiting for the toilet bowl cleaner to work its magic, wipe down the counter and sink with a multi-purpose cleaning solution and a microfiber cloth or sponge.

If there’s any stuck-on grime, you can use a sponge with one rough side to scrub away at it. 

When it comes to your faucet, make sure that you don’t just clean it, disinfect it. The faucet is likely one of the most touched things in your home, and people are always touching it with dirty hands!

Spray your mirror and wipe it with a soft microfiber cloth until there are no more streaks. 

Sweep the Floor

After you wipe off the counter, there will likely be some debris on the floor. There may also be hair, tufts of carpet, strands from the towels, and more! Take this opportunity to sweep the floors.

You could also mop, but this isn’t something that you have to do every week unless you have a very messy household. Mopping is appropriate once per month for most people.

Wipe the Shower and Bath

This isn’t something that most people have to do every week, but if you have a lot of people in your household, it’s a good idea.

Start by removing any hair from the walls of the shower, as well as the drain. 

Next, if there are shelves in the shower, remove all of the products and wipe down each shelf. It’s common for shower shelves to get grimy as products drip down their containers.

Spray multi-purpose cleaner (or your favorite bathroom cleaning products) onto the walls of your shower and into your bathtub. Let it sit for a minute or two and wipe it off with a sponge.

Again, don’t forget the faucet. Wipe down any part of the shower that people touch. 

Take Out the Trash

Finally, take out the trash. It’s good to do this last so you have somewhere to put your empty containers and any paper towels that you used (if applicable).

It’s a good idea to wipe down and disinfect the inside of the garbage can. This is a step that most people skip. Even if it doesn’t look like there’s any grime, it doesn’t hurt to clean it. 

When you’re done, put another trash bag in its place. 

Is It Bathroom Cleaning Day?

Keep this quick bathroom cleaning checklist in mind when it’s time to do your weekly bathroom cleaning. If you follow these steps, you can have the bathroom squeaky clean in forty minutes or less!

Does cleaning your bathroom seem like a lot of work? We get it! Hire a professional cleaning company instead. Contact us at Detail Cleaning Services to get a quote today!