A dirty bathroom isn’t only unsightly; it’s unhygienic. Germs lurking on surfaces and in the air in your bathroom can enter the body and cause illness. So what’s the easiest way to cut down on this risk?
Do a deep clean. If you’re not sure where to begin, use our bathroom cleaning checklist for a spotless space.
Step One: Declutter
Cleaning your bathroom without taking that time to declutter the space is a missed opportunity. Start by looking at the products you use in your morning and evening routine.
Is anything expired? Can you do away with appliances or tools to save space? Where can you add extra storage space to make things look tidier?
Keep everything off the counters and other surfaces until you’ve disinfected and given everything a good scrub.
Step Two: Prep
Take down dirty towels, your shower curtain, and gather the floor mats in a laundry hamper. Next, empty the garbage can and drawers to clean the interiors.
Wipe down all the surfaces with a dry microfiber cleaning cloth. Clean the bathroom exhaust fan cover. Start from the top and work your way down to the bottom so you don’t brush dust and dirt onto previously wiped areas.
Step Three: Scrub
After you’ve cleared away the dry gunk, you should be able to see what areas need a good scrub down. Using a solution of hot water and soap, or your preferred bathroom cleaners, use a rag or sponge to scrub areas like corners, drains, the toilet rim, and between towels to loosen built-up grime. Rinse thoroughly.
Step Four: Disinfect
Spray your sink, tub, and toilet with your chosen cleaner. Read the back of the bottle to see how long you should let the solution sit. Cleaning sprays should typically stay on surfaces for at least 30 seconds to 10 minutes before washing it away to ensure effectiveness.
Be careful using different types of brands of bathroom cleaning products because these products don’t always mix. Bleach has many interactions, so read the labels of your cleaners or pay attention to what you’re doing if you use your own.
While you are waiting to wipe the sink, tub, and toilet, take this time to clean and polish the mirror or sweep the floors.
Step Five: Rinse
Always use different cleaning tools to rinse or wipe clean surfaces after you’ve gone to the trouble of disinfecting them. Using the same rags as before will just spread germs. Give everything a final rinse and allow them to dry.
Replace your towels, mats, and tools once they’ve all been washed or sanitized.
Step Six: Create a Routine
A sanitary bathroom helps a person’s mental health and should be cleaned at least once a week. Of course, you don’t need to do a top-to-bottom deep cleanse four times a month, but you may find the uncluttered space makes your life a whole lot easier.
Don’t have the time to clean every week? That’s where Ansley Home Cleaning comes in. Our professional cleaners can take care of any room of your house and handle your cleaning routine.
Use this Bathroom Cleaning Checklist
Or, ask Ansley Home Cleaning for a free quote for bathroom cleaning or a whole home scrubbing. If you’re in the Midtown Atlanta area, contact us here to inquire about our services.