How To: Bathroom Cleaning Made Super Fast and Easy
Okay, admit it: bathroom cleaning is one of your least favorite activities–ever! But no one feels good when the bathroom isn’t sparkling clean. But with a few simple tips in mind, you can clean your bathroom faster and easier than you ever thought possible.
FIRST THINGS FIRST
If your bathroom hasn’t had a really good cleaning in, oh, I don’t know, maybe, months? Or longer? Then if at all possible call in the professional cleanersfor a one time cleaning. Once everything is up to code, it will be so much easier for you to simply maintain–especially if you follow our guidelines.
Remove throw rugs. Vacuum or shake them outside later.
Run 2-3 inches of steaming hot water in the tub, close the door or curtain. The heat will double the effectiveness of your cleaning agent. If the tile needs extra attention, throw some hot water on that area as well.
Put a round toilet brush in the throat of the toilet, flush. Now that the toilet is empty, spray toilet with your cleaner of choice being sure to get under the rim.
Spray tub and tile–as necessary. Now, as you do other things, you’re going to let your product work for you. Let it set up for as long as 10-15 minutes. Never work harder than you have to!! And be sure you have adequate ventilation–an open window and/or the fan turned on.
Take a wipe, several tissues or a damp paper towel and wipe the hair off the top of the vanity. (You don’t want to get on cleaning cloth).
Lightly spray the mirror, fixtures and vanity with glass cleaner.
Wipe mirror until absolutely dry checking from an angle so there are no streaks. Wipe the vanity moving things as necessary.
Put a couple of dampened paper towels on the floor. Now just use your foot to wipe around the vanity and anywhere else hair accumulates.
Go back and wipe down all surfaces of toilet, shower and tub using a new cleaning cloth as soon as one is soiled. Professional housekeepers may go through 2-3 dozen cleaning cloths for one housecleaning. Great timesaver!!
Now thoroughly rinse the tub and tile. (A half gallon milk container works great). You see, the chemicals in cleansers are designed to attract soil and particles, so if you don’t rinse you’ll just have more dirt to contend with next time. Arghhhhh!
On your way around the room, wipe toilet paper holder, towel racks, refold towels, dust pictures, shelves, etc. check for fingerprints–especially on the back of the door and light switch plate.
Wash the floor and you’re done! (Put the rug(s) back when floor is dry).
Now, let’s be honest, that wasn’t so bad was it? And if you didn’t have to do the tub and shower, it’d be a breeze. Read our next post to find out how!
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