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10 How To's For a Clean Bathroom

The most dreaded room to clean is always the bathroom. Not only is it the last place we want to spend our valuable time in for cleaning, but ridding bathtubs, showers, toilets, and other surfaces of all sorts of yucky buildup take both time and energy. Here are 10 steps to clean your bathrooms fast and efficiently.

1. Remove all items and decor from their normal placements(you can leave the wall art alone)

Remove all of your products from the shower and/or bathtub. Toss all used towels and rugs outside the room. Move any items from the counters outside the bathroom, as well. Don’t forget to grab any trash cans.

2. Dust All of the nooks & crannies

To get rid of dust, grab your duster with a long handle to remove any cobwebs in corners, light fixtures, or vents. If you still can’t reach the cobwebs, pull in a stepladder to get up high.

3. Apply cleaner to the shower and bathtub

Apply an all-purpose cleaner if you clean regularly or an acid-based cleaner if you have a serious buildup in your shower. Don’t forget the shower track and inside the shower door, if applicable. Let it soak.

4. wipe down the counter vanity area

Spray the all-purpose cleaner on the sink, faucets, and countertops, then wipe with a clean microfiber cloth. If you have a buildup in the sink or a soap dish, use a scrubby sponge to loosen it before wiping clean. Use the glass cleaner on your mirror. A cloth dampened with water will remove dust from cabinet faces.

5. wipe down other surfaces

Spray the all-purpose cleaner on your cleaning device (i.e. microfiber cloth, sponge, etc.) and wipe down any racks, shelves, baseboards, doors, blinds, and windowsills. Work in sections from the top of the room to the bottom, and left to right.

6. Hit the shower and bathtub

At this point, the cleaner will have done much of the work for you, allowing you to scrub away dirt and buildup grime. Get all walls, floors, and other surfaces clean before rinsing. Having a small bucket handy to rinse off the walls and tub makes things much easier.

7. clean the Glass Doors of the shower/Bathtub

Replace all items you removed, wiping them if necessary as you go, then close the shower curtain or door. If you do have a shower door, use glass cleaner and a clean microfiber cloth to give it a clear, streak-free finish.

8. Clean the inside & outside of the toilet

If you scrub inside your toilet regularly, the all-purpose cleaner should get the job done. Apply a toilet-specific cleaner if buildup exists, then scrub with a toilet brush before flushing. Spray the outside of the toilet with the all-purpose cleaner, then wipe with a clean cloth. Don't forget the bottom of the toilet surrounding the exterior connection to the floor. This part can get dirty fast.

9. Take out any trash from the bathroom

If you have any trash or buildup that you collected, empty that either into your trash can and or a plastic bag you have on hand. Make sure to still keep this outside of your bathroom door to take with you after the last step.

10. Sweep & Mop the floor

Sweep or vacuum the floors to pick up hair and other debris that may have accumulated on the floors. You want to do this first so you aren't pushing around dirt and hair while mopping. Fill a mop bucket with warm water and add an all-purpose cleaner. You will usually find the amount of cleaner needed on the back of whichever cleaner you are using. Place your mop into the bucket of cleaning solution, squeeze out excess water, then clean the bathroom floor. If your mop head starts to look dirty, dip your mop head back in your soapy water and repeat. Depending on the size of your bathroom, you can have a dirty water bucket and a clean soap water bucket to make sure that you aren't putting any dirt or small particles back on your clean floors. Once the floor is dry, replace the trash can and rugs. If your rugs are a bit dirty, give them a good wash or vacuum before placing them back in their rightful spots.


There you have it. In just 10 steps you have a bathroom fit for royalty, or at least your Mother in Law won't complain. She may even say, "wow, what amazing blog did you read to get such a fantastic bathroom clean?" "The Canton Cleaning Company, Mom, that's where."

A little friendly reminder, keeping up with some simple day-to-day or every-other-day counter wipe-down and floor-sweeping/vacuuming would also make a huge difference. This will help you to avoid major hair build-ups and or toothpaste getting so hard that you need a scraper to get it off. Nobody wants that!

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