Cleaning your bathroom can be a chore. If it’s not consistently scrubbed, washed, and properly disinfected, bacteria and mold can start to accumulate.
We can not stress how important it is to stay on top of cleaning your bathroom. Not only for appearance’s sake but for the sake of your general health. Due to the body fluids that are consistently being flushed down both the toilet and the sink, doing a weekly cleanse is necessary.
No one actually likes cleaning a bathroom, so our goal in this article is to provide you with all the best tools and tips to better equip you in your cleaning journey.
The 6 Best Ways To Clean Your Bathroom
The easiest way to help you in cleaning your bathroom is to break it up into sections.
We recommend having a cleaning closet or a shelf with each dedicated cleaning material. This makes it so much easier to start cleaning and stay organized. We’ve broken the bathroom up into six different sections that you can focus on, in order to properly clean your bathroom and do it in a timely manner.
Before we begin, these are the techniques and products that we found work the fastest and most efficient. We’d love to hear from you if you have any better solutions to cleaning. Feel free to email us and let us know.
Cleaning The Toilet
The first thing that we’re going to clean is the bathroom toilet. The bathroom toilet is probably the dirtiest thing in your bathroom, especially if you have a lazy husband or children who don’t lift the seat up to pee.
Starting with the outside of the bowl, lift the toilet seat up and using simple soap and water, start to clean under the seat. If you have husbands and children that actually do lift the seat up, their aim isn’t always the best.
It’s crucial to get on the inside of the seat as well as the urine can backsplash on to the seat. Our goal is to make the toilet bowl as clean as possible, at least for the short term.
Once the backside and underneath of the seat have been cleaned, simply drop the seat and clean the top. Again, soap and water or any disinfectant you’d like to use are best suited.
Moving on to cleaning the toilet bowl. There are several options to choose from, regarding your toilet bowl cleaner.
We also like to error on the side of caution and use a toxic-free toilet bowl cleaner. Our favorite toilet bowl cleaner is Better Life toilet bowl cleaner. It’s naturally powered by plants, it smells of tea tree oil and peppermint, leaving your toilet smelling fresh.
We like using a paper towel, sponge, or magic eraser when we clean our toilets. Using a toilet bowl brush, use the toilet bowl cleaner and brush away all of the stains.
If you have an of course if you’re on a budget, using a paper towel will do, although we highly encourage you to use some sort of sponge or toilet bowl brush to really get the stains off the toilet.
Using the toilet water to wet your toilet bowl brush, simply scrape the edges until your completely satisfied with your toilet experience.
If you’re looking for a more hands-free way to clean your toilet, automatic bathroom toilet cleaners are available.
We recommend using the toilet cisterns, which come in a package of 3. Simply drop the toiler cleaner into the bowl, and it will clean deeply your toilet from all of the mess.
Cleaning The Bathroom Sink
The bathroom sink is the next item that we’ll be cleaning. If you have children, there’s a good chance your bathroom sink will need consistent cleaning, preferably every other day.
One of the most common stains that we see on a sink is toothpaste stains. If untreated, toothpaste spit can accumulate and cause a “gunk-like” substance at the bottom of the sink.
Once this starts to accumulate, it will eventually clog the bottom of the sink and require some extra effort to unclog.
In order to stay proactive, we recommend purchasing brillow pads, which will help remove any stains or thick material that’s leftover from everyday sink activities.
If you’re looking for simple solutions to save money, simple soap and water will do with paper towels.
As mentioned, constant everyday cleaning will keep your bathroom sink sparkling.
Cleaning The Bathroom Mirror
Next to having a clean sink, having a sparkling bathroom mirror can help illuminate all of the beautiful colors and textures in your bathroom. This is of course if you keep it clean.
Bathroom mirrors are dirtier than ever. Our bathroom mirrors are effected by everyday activity such as:
- Makeup or face wash splatter
- Soap suds
- Electric toothbrush mess
- Facial care routine
There are many more reasons why your bathroom sink may get dirty, so it’s important to not let it get to a point where a guest can notice the filth.
We recommend cleaning the bathroom mirror with a simple glass cleaner such as this brand we found on Amazon. It works great!
Magic is a shower glass and mirror cleaner, which leaves a streak-free shine. This inexpensive bottle is great for long time uses and stays spot-free for 7 days.
Cleaning The Shower/Bathtub
Cleaning the shower and bathtub is one of the hardest and most time-consuming tasks to do. This often requires us to get on our hands and knees to scrub and dirt, or leftover soap scum that remains on windows, shower curtain and floor.
Starting with the walls, we recommend purchasing a scrub brush that can chip and take away any dirt and mud left over. If anyone in your family works a trade job, there’s a good chance they’ll bring home residue from their work.
If your shower is constantly dealing with leftover work residue or even normal dirt from the kids playing in the yard, we recommend a power scrubber.
This scrubber on Amazon is under $100 and it’s absolutely worth the investment. It’s super easy to plugin and starts using right away. It also takes away the aches and pains of having to bed over in a bathroom tub scrubbing away.
Making the small investment in this power scrubber will help keep your bathtub sparkling clean and your lower back will thank you.
Next, cleaning the sliding glass windows in the shower is something that must be done weekly, in order to maintain a sparkling bathroom.
As we mentioned previously in the article, using the Magic glass cleaner if great for shower doors as well. Simply spray this glass cleaner on and wipe away all of the leftover soap scum.
Cleaning The Bathroom Floors
Last, we talked about how to clean the bathroom floors in this article, but we wanted to touch on it here, as it’s something that needs to be consistently
First, we want to include the most obvious example and that the mop with soap and water. If you’re looking for a modern-day example, then we recommend using the OXO tile cleaner.
This simple modern mop is great to get the tough spots out of tile and most importantly the grout liners.
The soap we recommend is this all-natural tile and grout cleaner. Made by Naturama, this all natural tile and grout cleaner couples great with the OXO tile cleaner.
If you want to use your traditional, local brand tile cleaner we encourage you to do so to save money. This all-natural cleaner is a great solution for those looking for off-brand name products.
These are the 6 best ways that we found to clean your bathroom. If you have different, new innovative ways to clean your bathroom, we’d love to hear it.
Let us know in the comment section below or by emailing us and we can add them to our list. Happy cleaning!