Bathroom Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Everyone wants that sparkling, relaxing bathroom to be a mini oasis in the comfort of their home, but cleaning a bathroom is anything but pleasant. It’s grimy, smelly, and the chemicals you use to clean them are equally as awful—not to mention the amount of time that it takes. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can have your beautiful bathroom, but it will take a little regular maintenance and creativity.
- De-Clutter Countertops—Get started with clearing the countertops of products. Organize the products into categories such as hair products, skin products, etc. Then pull out the products that are used most often. Find space in a cabinet or shelving area to put all the products out of site. Put the least used items in the back, and the ones you use most frequently at the front for easy access.
- It’s simple to quickly wipe down the countertops daily now that there aren’t things blocking the way. After brushing your teeth, take 30 seconds to wipe the countertop of excess water and dust to maintain a clean bathroom longer.
- Jars with lids—It’s ok to have one or two things on the counters, but don’t leave them open to collect dust. Buy glass jars with lids to keep cotton balls and Q-tips for quick access after jumping out of the shower. The glass containers will make the countertop look organized and simple—the hallmarks of a clean bathroom.
- Multitask during/after shower/bath—Before you take your morning shower, spray the tiles down with a cleaner. Take the sponge into the shower with you and multitask while you shower. Take a minute to scrub the tiles while your shampoo is working on your scalp. It’s an easy way to knock out a chore without the hassle of getting dirty all over again. Keep your shower clean by doing this two times a week.
- If you live with a neat freak, then squeegee the shower walls before you dry off to cut down on water spots and soap scum build up. This will also help keep the grout clean by getting rid of moisture that can lead to mildew growth.
- Circulate air—Hot, steamy showers are the perfect way to unwind, but all that moisture can wreak havoc on your bathroom. Sitting moisture is the perfect breeding ground for mildew and mold. Yuck! So, to avoid those gross neighbors, keep the air moving with a fan or by cracking a window to allow fresh air to clear out the moist air.
- Cleaning grout—You scrub, and scrub, and scrub. Your tiles look fantastic, but the grout is still discolored. The best way to get the grout back to its original color is by using a touch of bleach. Clean mildew in grout with 10 parts water to 1 part bleach, and scrub with a soft bristle brush. The best part is that this is something you only have to do once every 6 months.
- Clean pipes—Maintain clear pipes by doing a rinse every month to prevent smells and major clogs. First put ½ cup baking soda next to the drain, then pour ½ cup of vinegar over it. The mixture will fizz and bubble for a few minutes while it eats up the oil and grime in the pipes. To clear the drain, pour boiling water down the drain to remove any remaining dirt and clogs.
Keeping things simple will leave you with a beautiful bathroom that feels like your own personal spa. Cut out the daunting task of cleaning your bathroom by taking one or two minutes to clean up every day. You’ll feel relaxed and at ease each time you walk in!