Are you struggling to clean and maintain a bathroom and you want to know how to make it work for you?
But it’s important to note that your bathroom doesn’t have to be Instagram-perfect to be clean and presentable. I want a towel you can use to dry my hands and not have fake plants tucked in them.
Deep cleaning bathrooms is important, but again, you don’t have to go mad, but there is nothing wrong with being proud of your bathroom and keeping it to a clean standard.
A lot of people do struggle with the in-between maintenance of the bathroom, keeping it looking presentable so that if any visitors turned up they aren’t rushing around trying to clean the bathroom.
So, I want to help you learn how to start with a clean bathroom and maintain it during the week so it’s presentable at any given time.
How Do You Clean And Maintain A Bathroom
The secret here is to start with a clean bathroom, you can’t maintain something if it was in a state, to begin with.
Once you have a clean slate then it’s going to be easier to keep the bathroom maintained in a good state.
It’s not going to do it by itself, you have to do this step first, it’s the most important step of keeping a maintained clean bathroom.
So, let’s get that bathroom cleaned.
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Bathroom Cleaning, The Basics
You are going to need to set aside some time to get the bathroom cleaned to a good standard.
This will allow you to tackle the maintenance part easily and it won’t be too difficult to continue.
You will need these supplies:
- Cleaning cloths, I love to use ecloths around my home
- A multi-purpose cleaner that you can use to clean the bathroom with
- A mop to clean the floor, unless you have carpet, in this case, you will need a vacuum
- Glass cleaning cloths to clean any mirrors and to polish up surfaces
- Grout brush to make cleaning the grout in your bathroom easier
- Tea tree oil solution if you have any mold you wish to tackle
- A toilet brush, one that is silicon and does not have bristles
You can have more items that you can use but sometimes these aren’t necessary.
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Cleaning The Bathroom
I’m not going to go into every aspect of cleaning the bathroom here, check out How To Deep Clean The Bathroom, for a more detailed explanation of bathroom deep cleaning.
But the idea is to get your bathroom as clean as you can so that you are starting with a fresh and clean bathroom.
The secret to maintaining a clean bathroom is to tackle areas each day, the highly used areas, and at least one of the other cleaning tasks so that your bathroom looks good.
Bathroom Cleaning Maintenance
This is where the system that you implement comes into play, if you want your bathroom to look clean all the time you have to take the time daily to reset it and upkeep the cleaning.
The advantage of cleaning with this method is simple, you don’t spend hours cleaning bathrooms, 10 – 15 minutes per day is all you need.
You are re-setting the bathroom to how you want it to look, this can mean wiping over the sink and toilet daily and tackling one or two other small cleaning projects in the bathroom and that’s it until the next day.
Maintenance Cleaning Is Easier
Often I see people spending hours cleaning and whilst this is good, it’s just not me.
Ten to twenty minutes max is all I can manage, I want things done and I don’t have time to dedicate hours to a particular cleaning task.
That is it, you just keep on top of the tasks that need cleaning and you fit them into your day and it’s done.
Benefits Of Daily Bathroom Cleaning
The most important benefit for me is not having an hour to clean the bathroom in one go.
I have lots of things to do and I work a full-time job, I want things done quickly, and that means I don’t have time to spend hours a day cleaning!
I know this might shock many of you but I don’t have the time in my day for hours of cleaning.
I just have these short gaps in my day where I get the cleaning done in small bursts and it works and works well.
Create A List Of Tasks To Clean The Bathroom
When it comes to maintenance cleaning you need to know what cleaning needs to be done and when.
So for me, my cleaning list looks like this:
- bath taps
- shower door
- shower tiles
- window sills
- light switch
- bath panel
- bathroom cupboard outside
- bathroom cupboard inside
I do the sink and the toilet daily and then I go through my list to see which items need doing and when they were last done so I know that all areas of the bathroom get done.
Each task can be done in 10 minutes or less and this means I don’t have to spend an hour cleaning the bathroom.
Weekly Deep Cleans
Do I still do a weekly deep clean? No, because I keep on top of the maintenance of the bathroom cleaning I leave my deeper cleaning for every other week.
Because the room is kept clean, deeper cleaning of the room doesn’t take long at all because the majority of the time it isn’t dirty.
So a deeper bathroom clean takes me 20 minutes because everything is kept up to a clean standard that I have set for myself.
Saving me time on the weekend for things I want to do.
Resources To Help You Clean And Maintain Your Bathroom
If you are looking for more information on getting your bathroom clean and presentable every day then you might need some further help to get started.