When you're finished Cleaning Bathroom, the room should sparkle.
No one wants to walk into this
space when it’s not clean and odor free.
So let’s make that our goal here.
It’s not really all that hard to do.
You already have the supplies you’ll need, anything else we can get from
the kitchen or the laundry room.
first step of course is to turn on the lights. Cleaning Bathroom cannot take place when the lights are out. You can’t see the dirt!
Getting the room ready for our cleaning is number one. That means getting your bathroom organization started.
- Cleaning Bathroom begins by placing a towel on the floor outside of the room's door.
- Remove all items from the bathroom to the towel
- Everything on the toilet top
- Remove all items from the bathtub, this includes all toys from the kids
- Remove all items from the shower, this includes the floor
mat if you have one
- Remove all carpets from the floors, remove all towels from the room. Anything on the walls can stay, unless you feel you must
remove them. Now you're ready to start your Cleaning Bathroom.
- While you are Cleaning Bathroom, and if you have a window in this room, open it for
fresh air and circulation. It will help immensely.
- Fill your
sink with some hot water and a splash of the powdered detergent. Get it dissolved and add your micro fiber
cloth. Ring it out and start by looking
- All cleaning starts at the top of the room. Look for the webs and dust on light fixtures, then start to clean everything else.
Remember a good cleaning schedule doesn't leave anything out.
Every room starts at the top and ends at the
Lighting The Way
you have a light fixture above the mirror in your bath, wipe it clean, and
then return your cloth to the sink and wring it out again, then wash down your mirrors.
You can let the cloth retain some water,
and then use your squeegee to remove the water top to bottom.
Use a dry towel to wipe the edges dry. Here’s
a good hint while Cleaning Bathroom.
When using the squeegee, keep
the rubber edge wet.
That will stop the streaking.
One More Time
Return your cloth to the sink and wring out well.
Wipe down the towel bars and hooks.
If you have a makeup mirror that is attached
to the wall, now is the time to clean this.
CHANGING OUT THE WATER
Let the water out of the sink and refill again with hot water and some of the
You don’t need a lot
of the powder, it goes a very long way while Cleaning Bathroom.
THE VANITY TOP
Add your cloth to the sink, then place it on the top of the vanity and
get the top totally immersed in the hot water.
Be sure to get the faucet as well. You will be able to feel the top as
If there are any built up spots
from toothpaste or hairspray, keep going over them until they have
Let the water out of the sink, then turn on
the water and rinse out the cloth and dry the top off. Remove all of the water. Refill the sink and add some of the powdered
detergent. Add your cloth and wring dry.
Wipe down the outside of the vanity, all sides and doors, and drawers.
If there are handles of any kind do them now.
If you've done the Cleaning Bathroom right, this part of it should be done and looking great.
- Flush the
toilet. If you have gloves, this is a good time to put them on.
- Add some of the powdered detergent to the
bowl, a splash of the Lysol and mix
it up well.
- Add your cloth and go around
the inside of the bowl, then remove your cloth and go over the entire toilet
from top to bottom.
- Get it all wet and be
sure to go around the base of the toilet and the floor surrounding it.
- Flush again and add more of the Lysol.
- Add your cloth and wring out well.
- Start at the top and wipe down the entire
outside of the toilet. This includes around the base, while Cleaning Bathroom.
Another Helpful Hint
Here’s a helpful hint when it comes to doing
The bathroom floor is usually
a drop zone for the hair we lose.
doing any part of the floor, spray with some of your Mrs. Meyer’s and then use
some toilet paper to remove the hairs from the floor. Flush the hair away.
It helps to keep our cloths free of hair, and
so much easier to use. When you are done, take the cloths that you have used so
far and put them in a bag.
again until they have been washed. Think about all of the guests who use this area of your home. Use this Cleaning Bathroom Checklist to help keep this room clean.
While Cleaning The Room
- If your tub surround is all mirrors, then do those
first. Use your window cleaner and your
squeegee for this job.
- Put the stopper
in the tub and add some hot water. Put
in some of the powdered detergent.
- By now you’re asking yourself, why all of this powdered detergent? Here’s your
- Powdered detergent is filled
with enzymes. Those little buggers
munch through just about everything, leaving it clean when they are
done. A cleaner’s secret for many years.
- Take a new cloth and add to the tub. Use
to go around the tub interior, keeping it very wet. The hot water and the enzymes will eat right through that ring around the tub.
the interior out and have a good look.
If you still have something attached to the inside tub, then use
some nonabrasive cleaner to remove it.
- Soft scrub is good but you can also use some
baking soda. They both work. The Cleaning Bathroom is probably looking good by now.
HERE'S ANOTHER HELPFUL HINT
If you have
a floor mat for the shower, put the stopper in the tub, add some hot water along
with a cup of bleach, then add the Matt and let it soak until we are done
cleaning the shower. When you need it,
rinse it off and put it back in the shower.
Usually the most dreaded part of the bathroom, it contains the worst the bathroom has
From mold and mildew to lime
scale and dirty grout, this is the main event for this room.
Let's Get Started
- If you have a hand held shower,
then turn it on and get all of the walls and doors wet. If not then use your
plastic cup to do this.
- Take your bucket
and fill halfway with very hot water.
Add a half cup of the powdered detergent, along with the scrub brush and
start at the top of the shower walls, one at a time, working your way all around the
- Go over the doors as well. Be sure to scrub the floor too while Cleaning Bathroom.
- Rinse everything down and have a good
look. If it's not clean, then go over it
again, repeating the same process.
you have spots that need to be removed like mold, then use your Tilex mildew
cleaner, spray the area and then scrub with the brush. Rinse well.
- If the doors have a lime film over them, then
use some vinegar and baking soda and scrub. Rinse thoroughly and look to see if they are clean. If not repeat the same
- If your walls and base still have some mildew, then spray with the Tilex and
leave it alone. It needs to work its
- Even your chrome should be
shinning. Keep the Tilex away from any chrome pieces. It can stain them. Be sure to spray the floor, to keep
it free of mold.
- If you don’t have doors on your shower, but use a shower
curtain, it is a good practice to make sure that the curtain is fully closed
when done cleaning to help keep mold and mildew to a minimum.
- You should wash your curtain at least once a
week. Even if it's plastic it needs to be
washed to keep shampoo residue off.
Wow! We’re almost there.
Remove the towels from the dryer, and fold or rehang.
- Place your carpets in the dryer, as you did with the
- One by one return everything to the bathroom. But before you do, make sure that everything
has been washed. You can use the sink
for this job. Fill with hot water, add
some Lysol and start washing all of
- Place a towel on the
vanity top and after washing, place the items on top. Wash everything, then return them
to their places.
- If you have toys for
the kids, clean them by using a gallon of warm water with a half cup of vinegar,
rinse and dry. Remove the towel when done and dry out the sink.
- Take your bottle of Mrs. Meyer’s and spray a section of the
floor and wipe with paper towels.
Remember we’re removing the hair from the floor. If you choose to use your vacuum, now would be the time to use your attachments. Either way, it gets the hair up.
- Fill the bucket with
hot water and add some Lysol, washing the floor a section at a time, drying as you
go. Take the towel to the laundry room
and add to the wash.
the carpets from the dryer and return them to the bathroom floor. You’re
- That wasn’t so hard now was it?
HERE'S A GREAT TIP
Maybe once a month, take a cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar, and
add to each drain in your bathroom. Let
stand for about ten minutes and then rinse thoroughly. This helps to keep the pipes clear of all of
the oils and other build ups in the pipes.
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