Your bathroom can be one of the dirtiest places in your home, that gets used multiple times a day. Learn these deep cleaning bathroom tips pros use to really get in there and walk away with a clean and fresh bathroom. It might take a little time, but your effort will be worth it when your bathroom is sparkling clean!
Nothing is worse than having unexpected guests, and your bathroom needs some love. Follow these tips and keep them in your cleaning rotation to keep your bathroom looking and smelling great throughout your week. Highly practical and low-cost cleaning tips to tackle that dirt and grime.
Must Know Deep Cleaning Bathroom Tips
Shower and Bath
Start by spraying down your shower and bath with a cleaner. I use a mix of white vinegar and the Blue Dawn Dish soap. Shake it up and spray all over and allow it to sit and break down soap scum. Once it has sat for 15 minutes, scrub away and watch hard water and scum disappear.
For cleaning your shower head, soak it in vinegar and lemon essential oil. Take a sealable bag and fill it up with the solution and tie on with hair ties or a clip. Sit for 30 minutes then rinse the shower head.
To clean your tub and shower without breaking your back grab a broom. Wrap a microfiber cloth or rag over the bristles of the broom. Secure with a rubber band or even clips. Then scrub away.
If you have plastic shower curtains, replace every so often, or spray it down with a soap scum cleaner and then wash in the washer on warm to cold setting.
Nothing is worse than going to wash your hand to see toothpaste splatters all over the mirror. One tip I learned that helps during shower time, is clean with a window cleaner as you usually would. Then follow up by applying shaving cream to your mirror, and then wiping and buffing all the cream off. When you shower, it will prevent fogging. So you won’t have to streak up your mirrors by wiping once out of the shower.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
If you don’t clean your toilet bowl brush after each use, it will just sit there building up bacteria from waste you cleaned. Bleaching your toilet bowl brush will help ensure the bacteria is gone. Just pour bleach into the toilet bowl once you are done cleaning and let it sit for a few minutes. Then swish your brush around and put back in the carrier until the next use.
To clean up any spills it is best to remove the seat entirely so you can get into those small crevices where splatters can happen. Make sure to clean around the outside of the toilet as well. If you have little boys, put shaving cream all over around the base of the toilet and let sit five minutes. Then wipe it up. This will help pull up any urine smell and get your floors sparkling.
While you have your toilet seat off clean with whatever your favorite toilet bowl cleaner is. If you have some harsh, hard water reach for a pumice stone to scrub away any stuck on the buildup.
Walls, Tile, Ceiling
An all-purpose spray is great for the walls, tile, and your ceiling. Allow the shower to run for around five minutes or so once you are finished cleaning it. This will help create steam in your bathroom. Use this as the time to spray your walls and tile and wipe them down. For high hard to reach spots, use a microfiber mop, and for tile feel free to grab a stiff bristle brush to work into the crevices.
Sprinkle baking soda on the area of grout that needs some TLC. Follow up by spraying on some vinegar that you pour into a spray bottle. Allow this to sit and work for around 10 minutes, and then go in with a toothbrush or stiff bristled brush. Wipe down with a cloth, and repeat until you have fresh looking grout.
Remember on occasion you will need to re-grout to help keep areas sealed and prevent mold from developing.
I find that using a baking soda and vinegar mix with hot water is a great way to flush your drains. Plus the mixture works wonders at breaking up any soap scum that has built up. I recommend using disinfecting wipes or paper towels, as the dishwasher doesn’t disinfect and you could get bathroom particles in other areas of your home.
For soap scum or buildup around the sinks, you can wrap a cloth around the area and soak it in white vinegar or lemon juice. It will work at breaking up the soap scum. Allow to sit for 10 minutes and wipe clean and repeat until the mess is clean and no grimier mess. You can even use dental floss to get into those tight areas around the faucets.
Don’t overlook any vents in your bathroom! Remove your covers to your vents and use warm water with soap to clean it up. You can also use your vacuum to get any dust that might be around your vents as well. Allow covers to thoroughly dry before putting back on. Make sure to flip your breaker when you do this.
What is your biggest tip for cleaning your bathroom?