When it comes to cleaning the bathroom it can be overwhelming not knowing what you should be concentrating on. Also, what tasks aren’t as important to do?
The most important duties when cleaning a bathroom are the sink, toilet, shower, and floor. I know it can be overwhelming and difficult to get the bathroom looking good whilst having children underfoot and using the bathroom when you just want to get it cleaned.
But you don’t have to be constantly deep-cleaning bathrooms, you might just need to top up the cleaning in certain areas rather than the whole room in one go.
So, let’s look at the most important tasks you need to do and what tasks don’t need doing as often.
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Duties For Cleaning A Bathroom
When you are thinking about what the duties are for cleaning a bathroom you won’t be surprised to learn that the main areas you should focus on are:
- Cleaning the toilet
- Cleaning the sink and any other flat surface
- Cleaning the shower and bath
- Cleaning the floor
Whilst this list might seem obvious to some it’s ok if you hadn’t realized the tasks you need to do, but there is more than that it’s about how you clean these items too.
The better you clean each area the easier it’s going to be to maintain that cleanliness. A clean bathroom does make a difference, it can even set the tone for the cleanliness of the home.
Basic Rules To Follow When Cleaning A Bathroom
The most important one is to leave the cleaning of the toilet till 2nd to last, you don’t want to use the cloth on the toilet and then the rest of the bathroom.
Toilet cleaning is always one of the last things you clean when doing the bathroom.
The very last thing should be the floors as this is where any dust and debris will end up so it makes sense to do this area last.
Read the instructions of the product you are using and make sure to follow these as they will produce the best results for you.
Protecting Yourself When Bathroom Cleaning
If you are using any chemicals you must have ventilation to ensure that you are not breathing in any harsh chemicals. It can be as simple as opening a window or turning on an extractor fan.
Other protective items might include:
The most important thing you need to remember is not to mix any chemicals when you are cleaning as this is dangerous to your health.
Wearing protective gloves can help keep harsh chemicals away from your skin.
How To Clean The Bathroom
There are a lot of different areas and they are potentially little cleaning projects in one room.
If you look at them like this you can see how you can break down your bathroom cleaning into smaller tasks throughout the day.
Cleaning the sink: The products you use here will depend on the type of sink you have, I have a porcelain sink and this means I use cream cleaner to ensure that it’s really clean. Don’t forget the plug-hole and the pedestal that it sits on.
Cleaning the bath: Again check the cleaning product for the type of bath you have. I use cream cleaner and a Scrub Daddy as I feel this gives my bath the best clean. Don’t forget to clean the outside of the bath as well as any tiles that surround it, pay attention to grout lines as this can attract mold spores. I use the same method for cleaning my shower too.
Cleaning a glass shower door: Why we have chosen to put glass next to water is beyond me, the potential for a limescale patchy glass panel is high. But if you clean them often they can look amazing. I use a cream cleaner on the damp glass and rinse it off with water before buffing it dry. This works a treat for me.
Cleaning the toilet: Spray on the cleaner, wait for the length of time the cleaner suggests waiting and then wipe all areas. Including around the base of the toilet. Once you have done this flush the toilet before changing to the product you are cleaning the inside of the bowl with, you don’t want to mix chemicals, even accidentally. Clean with a silicon toilet brush.
Cleaning the floor: I always brush or vacuum up any debris first from the floor as it makes it easier when mopping. Mop the floor get into all corners and mop yourself out of the bathroom. Shut the door and let the floor dry before people go in to use it.
Restocking The Bathroom Essentials
There are so many important items that are essential to keep stocked up on. These include:
Having spares on hand is important, it also shows how you are managing your shopping and that you are replacing the spare once that is in use.
But you also need to check your towels and ensuring these are washed often and not left damp and smelling.
The same too applies to your bath mats, get these washed weekly and try to get them dry after each use.
What Resources Should You Use For Cleaning The Bathroom?
Just remember you deserve to use a clean bathroom too, so even if you are keeping it clean just for you, that’s important too.
There are so many different resources for bathroom cleaning that I thought I would share the items that I love to help you.
- The cloths I use
- What mop I’m currently trying
- The cream cleaner I love
- Glass cleaning cloths I use
- My scrub daddy
- The toilet brush I use
It’s about finding the products that you love and just using these.
Other Resources For Bathroom Cleaning
Let me help you even more by suggesting other articles about cleaning your bathroom.
- What’s The Purpose Of Cleaning The Bathroom
- 10 Top Tips For A Clean Bathroom
- What Are The Benefits Of A Clean Bathroom
- Easy To Follow Daily Bathroom Cleaning Routine
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