Keeping your bathroom clean can be a pretty frustrating task. There’s so much grime and dirt that is always present but most of the time it’s not visible so that’s why it’s so hard to tell if your bathroom needs cleaning or not.
When was the last time you looked at your shower and joked about how dirty it looked. We know, it happens to all of us!
One of the main reason That’s a bathroom gets so dirty is because as humans we generally tend to clean what needs to be cleaned. With how bathrooms get dirty with the buildup on the tiles and the floor you generally don’t see the grime until it really needs to be cleaned.
So in today’s post we are going to cover a weekly bathroom cleaning checklist that you can easily Implement to keep your bathroom looking fresh and clean if you have the time. Remember if you don’t have the time you can generally find some good a good deal from a cleaning company if you shop around.
Here is the checklist:Checklist from here. If you click on the checklist you can print it.
Lets explore some of the checklist it to keep your bathroom healthy and happy.
Tub and Shower Cleaning
The first thing that you need to do and generally the most difficult is to clean the bathtub or shower. Or if you have them separately then the bathtub and the shower. It can be quite frustrating to clean as tile grout can become a pretty nasty job if it’s left unattended for some time. Let’s dive into it how to go about cleaning your shower and tub.
The first thing that you want to do is spray a tile cleaner on to the tiles and let it set. It’s best to read the instructions and see what it says but for the most part most tile cleaners will tell you to let the cleaner set on the tiles for at least a few minutes. So you can move on to the next task while you do this.
Next up is the tub. It’s quite easy to take a bathroom cleaning solution and just scrub the tub. It’s really as simple as that. Then make sure to rinse it off once you’re done. And now you can go back to the shower tiles and clean them as the solution would have set in and done it’s job to lift off the tile grout that’s built up.
Bonus Tip: A handy little tip if you use regular soap. As you may have noticed regular soap leaves a residue that can be quite thick and hard to scrub away. While liquid soap does cost more in comparison to normal soap. If you do make the swap then you don’t need to worry about any of the residue building up.
Also don’t forget to wipe down the shower rods and the shower rings. As you can get some build up of mildew in these areas and most people don’t think about wiping them down.
Bathroom Sink Cleaning
Just like the bathtub there is nothing too hard about cleaning your sink. Take the same cleaning solution and scrub the sink. One thing that you might not know about is the build-up of grime under your sink drain cover. Have you ever remove it just to take a look? It’s dark, it’s wet, and mold generally lives there.
So once a month or so make sure you remove the drain cover and scrub it thoroughly.
The thought of cleaning a toilet is quite sickening. Yes we know. Who wants to clean a toilet right. But the reality is that the toilet is a breeding ground for crime and germs and if you don’t keep it clean you can get sick. So ask yourself the question of is it better to get sick or is it better to spend a few minutes cleaning the toilet once a week. The answer is obvious. It’s better to clean the toilet weekly than get sick!
Make sure that you take a toilet cleaner spray the toilet and let it sit for a good 30 minutes. Once the cleaner has done its job you can come in with a toilet brush and really scrub everything down. Next don’t forget to take the tile cleaner and use it on the toilet itself. Clean the back and clean the sides. This is generally where a lot of dirt and grime lives that is not easily seen.
Bathroom Floor Cleaning
The last thing you want to do on your checklist is to clean the floors. If you live in a house that has a hose next to the toilet this can be quite handy as once a day you can spray the floors down in the evening and this helps dramatically with keeping things clean. Generally this hose is found in Asian households but they are becoming more and more popular in western household also.
If you don’t have this then you need to clean your floors once per week. Most bathrooms are too small for a typical mop so it’s easier to clean the floor be actually scrubbing them with a typical sponge. Make sure you spray the floor with a floor cleaner and let it sit because this will really bring out all the dirt and grime and then you might not even have to scrub much at all you can just wipe everything down.
While none of these activities of fun whatsoever like we mentioned with the toilet it’s much better to clean a little bit once per week than it is to get sick.