Cleaning Bathrooms

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated April 1, 2013)

If you met someone that says that they enjoy cleaning bathrooms, then chances are they haven't had to do it recently. However, if you find yourself continually putting the task of cleaning your bathroom, and find yourself embarrassed when friends or family come over, then join the club. Here are some great quick and easy methods that you can use for cleaning the most common areas of the bathroom. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to keep your bathroom clean after you use these methods.

  • Toilets. Toilets need to be cleaned at least once a week, but to help reduce the amount of time, use a few additives. Place preventative cleaning items such as 2000 Flushes or Tidy Bowl into the tank of the toilet. These items will usually last about a month, and help reduce the amount of time spent cleaning. For the exterior of your toilet, use some baby cleaning wipes around the toilet bowl, or a washcloth with a little dish soap on it.
  • Showers. The easiest way to keep your shower clean is to actually use a little prevention. In this case, what that means is to have whoever uses the shower last, wipe it down when they are finished. By wiping the shower down with the same towel that you used to dry off with, you are limiting the amount of laundry you have to do, and removing the main cause of hard-water stains, and soap scum build up—the standing water.
  • Tubs and sinks. Just as with a shower, the quickest and easiest way to keep your tub or sink clean is with a little prevention. Wipe down the tub or sink as you get finished, and you will also be cleaning it at the same time. However, there will be times when you have to do a little deeper cleaning. For this task, use a mildly abrasive cleaner, and a soft cloth. Apply the cleanser to the tub or sink with a soft cloth, and then gently scrub. Rinse away the cleaner, and you should be finished. Repeat this as often as necessary to remove the vast majority of stains.
  • Floors. Periodically cleaning your floors will help keep the bathroom looking and feeling clean. At least once a week wash any floor mats that you have in the bathroom. While the mats are getting washed, take time to sweep and mop your floor quickly. If you floor mats ever get excessively wet, do not leave them in the bathroom. This will only cause other cleaning problems, particularly if you have a colored mat (think color bleed).

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Lee Wyatt

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