The dreaded area of the home, the bathroom! Don't you just love cleaning the bathroom? Most of us are probably going to answer that with a big NO!
Thankfully, cleaning a bathroom doesn't have to be a dreaded chore. Doing a regular deep cleaning and daily quick clean-ups can ensure your bathroom is always sparkling clean.
How to Deep Clean a Bathroom
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Here is a list of some of the supplies you will need to clean your bathroom.
- All-Purpose Cleaner
- Rags or Paper Towels
- Baking Soda
- Brush with Wire Bristles
- Rubber Gloves
- Broom & Mop
- Glass Cleaner
- Handheld Steam Cleaner
Step 2: Create a Checklist
The biggest piece of deep cleaning a bathroom is making sure every square inch gets cleaned. It's easy to forget to clean all areas of the bathroom so creating a master deep cleaning bathroom checklist can keep you on track. Some of the items that are great for a deep cleaning checklist include the following.
- Bathroom sink counter
- Sink faucets
- Inside, outside, around the bottom and behind the toilet
- Door handles
- Bathtub, shower head, and shower doors
- Light fixtures
- Window seal
- Trash can and any bathroom mats
Step 3: Clean the Bathtub/Shower
Cleaning the bathtub or shower can require some serious elbow grease. Sometimes using a simple all-purpose cleaner will do the trick. However, there are times when the stains and build up is too strong for some all-purpose cleaners. When this happens it's best to put a layer of baking soda in the tub/shower and let sit for about thirty minutes. Once you have let the baking soda sit, you'll want to scrub with a rag or sponge. You will do the same with the shower head, bathtub fixtures and shower doors.
Step 4: Clean the Toilets
Your toilet is one of the dirtiest areas in the entire bathroom. When it comes to cleaning the toilet you have a few options. You can use an all-purpose cleaner, baking soda or vinegar. You will want to make sure that you clean every area on the outside of the toilet, the inside of the toilet and make sure to get behind the toilet. Using a good scrubbing brush will help you get every inch of the toilet clean. If you have any odors around the toilet letting some baking soda sit will help take care of an unpleasant odor.
Step 5: Clean the Sink
The bathroom sink and mirror area is something you should be wiping down every single day. This area should stay fairly clean but that doesn't mean you won't want to give it a good deep cleaning. Take time to clean the counters, any ledges, the faucet fixtures and the mirrors.
Step 6: Cleaning the Floors
More than likely your bathroom has tile floors. You'll want to start by sweeping or vacuuming your bathroom floors to ensure there isn't any dust or objects left on the floor. Once you have vacuumed or swept the floors it's time to give the grout a good cleaning. The best way to get your grout clean is by using a wire bristle brush and some grout cleaner.
Once you've given the grout a good cleaning it's time to mop the floor. Sometimes it might take you mopping the floor twice to get it sparkling clean.
Bathroom Cleaning Tips:
Using a steam cleaner is a great way to quickly clean and sterilize any area in your bathroom. Sterilizing and cleaning your bathroom with a steam cleaner is also an eco-friendly way to get the bathroom clean.
You can keep your trash cans smelling fresh and clean by applying a light layer of baking soda to the bottom of the can.
Using throw rugs and fabric toilet seat covers can trap unpleasant odors. If possible stay away from using any type of rugs or seat covers.
What tips do you have for deep cleaning a bathroom?