Everybody hates to clean the bathroom. There’s no doubt about that. Scrubbing the floors, removing the fallen hair strands, and cleaning the toilet and bathtub are certainly some of the tasks that we try to avoid as much as possible.
If you live in the apartment alone, or you’re the one on the schedule for this month’s cleaning, you have no choice but to do the dirty work. Unless your pocket is deep enough to hire professional cleaners. But if that’s not the case, you might want to roll up your sleeve and start scrubbing.
Don’t worry! Below are some tips on how to clean a bathroom and how you can make the job easier. Just follow them and try to enjoy the process! It’s surprisingly fun if you put your heart into it.
1. First, declutter the bathroom
For you to achieve the best results, remove anything that will get in the way of your cleaning. Remove the dirty rugs, wet towels, bottles of shampoo, tubes of tissue, and other items on your shelves or counter.
Pick up the trash as you go, so put a trash bag or can within reach.
2. Get rid of the dust
It would be best if you have dusters with long handles so you can reach the cobwebs in the ceiling and dust on the walls. Sweep or vacuum the floors to avoid the accumulation of dirt on the drainage and the tiny spaces between the tiles.
4. Apply a cleaning solution to the shower and bathtub
Before getting down to start scrubbing, you might need to apply an all-purpose cleaner to the areas where there is serious gunk build up. Showers, bathtubs, and toilets are usually the dirtiest areas of the bathroom. Apply the cleaning solution to those key areas and let it soak and work its magic.
While waiting, you can focus on other areas.
5. Wipe off other surfaces
Ready your sponge or microfibre cloth and start cleaning surfaces like the towel racks, doorknobs, shelves, windowsill, and blinds. Keep in mind that going from top to bottom then left to right is the best way to clean these areas.
6. Now get back on the shower and the bathtub
Now that the all-purpose cleaner has already worked its magic, you can now scrub away the dirt and gunk buildup on the surfaces. Make sure not to miss anything. From the floors to the walls, crevices, and other areas, you have to clean them thoroughly.
Lastly, rinse them with clean water.
7. Clean the toilet
If you regularly clean your toilet, the all-purpose cleaner has probably done the job. So all that’s left to do is to scrub them lightly and wipe them with a clean cloth before flushing.
But if you clean them only once in a blue moon, mate, you have some work to do.
8. Lastly, mop the floor
Like we’ve said earlier, the best approach in cleaning is to start from the top then work to the bottom. That’s why you always end your bathroom cleaning task on the floor.
Get your bucket of cleaning solution and water mixture then start mopping. Make sure not to forget about the corners and every nook and cranny of the room.
There you have it! If you’re planning to clean the bathroom this coming weekend, just follow the step-by-step process that we’ve laid out for you.
Keep in mind that these steps are based on our experience cleaning our own bathrooms. Some steps in the process might differ depending on the layout of your bathroom. So feel free to improvise along the way!