Few of us enjoy cleaning the bathroom, but it has to be done. Here’s one way to get the job done well and fast!
Step 1: Get ready
Before starting to clean, make sure you have everything you need. This should include:
- A pair of cleaning gloves
- A bathroom sink and bath/shower cleaning spray
- Some soap scum remover
- A mop and bucket
- A toilet brush
- A dustpan and brush or vacuum cleaner
- Several clean cloths
- Some toilet bowl cleaner
- Some floor cleaner
- Some glass cleaner
Step 2: Tidy
Next, put away all of your shampoos, shower gels, toothbrushes and other toiletries so that all the surfaces in the bathroom are clear and ready to be cleaned. Unplug any electrical appliances.
Step 3: Spray the bath, sink and shower
Put your gloves on, and spray the shower and bath with a generous amount of a soap scum/mildew remover like Astonish Mould & Mildew Remover. Spray the sink with some bathroom sink cleaner, and squirt some toilet bowl cleaner in the toilet, including around the rim.
Next, fill the bath with a 5 centimetres or so of hot water, and use a scrub brush to scrub the walls of the bathtub and shower. Then leave them for the time being.
As you did with the bath, fill the sink with 5 centimetres or so of hot water. Get one of your cloths wet in the water, and use it to wipe the sink and bathroom counter down, rinsing it when you need to. Finally squeeze it dry and take the plug out. Then dry the sink and counter with a clean cloth.
Step 4: Clean the toilet
Next, scrub the toilet bowl with your toilet brush and then clean around the rim and seat. You can use the same wet and dry cloths you used to clean the sink to wipe the toilet down and then dry it. Once you’re done, flush the toilet.
Step 5: Rinsing and shining surfaces
Fill a bucket with hot water, and splash it on the sides of the shower and bath. Once you’re given them a good rinse, dry them off with a dry cloth.
Next, spray the mirror with a glass cleaner and use a lint-free cloth to wipe it clean. You can also use glass cleaner to get a shiny finish on the sink, bathtub and countertop. Again, dry everything off with a dry cloth.
Step 6: Clean the floor
Before applying anything wet to the floor, you should get rid of dust and debris by using a dustpan and brush or vacuum cleaner (provided the floor isn’t wet).
You can either clean the floor with a mop or with damp cloths. Fill either a mop bucket or general-purpose bucket with some floor cleaner and warm water, and then mop or wipe the floor. Start at the point furthest from the door and then work your way towards the door.
Step 7: Do the laundry
While the bathroom floor is drying off, you can put your dirty cloths in the laundry. Put all your cleaning equipment away. When the bathroom floor is dry you can get your toiletries out again. That’s it—you’re done!
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