7 Steps To Cleaning Your Bathroom Like A Pro

Have you ever been in the situation when an unexpected visitor pops around without any notice? Or when the expected visitor asks if they can use the bathroom and you cross your fingers hoping they don’t realise how dirty it is? 

There is a quote that goes “nothing inspires cleanliness more than an unexpected guest”. Cleaning the bathroom is a dirty job but somebody has to do it. Maintaining tidiness and freshness in between weekly cleans is the secret to keeping a sparkly clean bathroom at all times. 

Following this quick and easy seven-step process, in addition to a few more frequent tips and tricks will help you to keep your bathroom clean and visitor ready at all times so you never have to ask yourself “is the bathroom clean” ever again. 

Step #1: Clear the Decks

The first thing you want to do when cleaning the bathroom is to remove all objects that might get in the way or interrupt your flow. Do a quick scan of the bathroom and move items such as soap dispensers, toothbrush holders, laundry hampers or shampoo bottles out of the way.

Don’t forget to hang out those bath mats! This will give you a nice clean slate to work with and will mean that you can clean without having to stop and start because of pesky items getting in the way.

Step #2: Dust and Sweep

Once you have cleared the decks and have removed any items that might get in your way, you can focus your efforts on clearing any dust that might have built up. If you have a very white bathroom, this dust may be more noticeable and may need to be done more frequently.

Using a simple yet effective general multi-purpose cleaner and a cloth is an ideal way to clean surfaces. Don’t forget places like window sills, blinds and any decorative items you may have.

Step #3: Sanitise the Shower

Your shower is typically one of the most frequently visited places in your home so it is worth keeping it nice and clean at all times. Soap scum and slippery shampoo spills can quickly build-up, as can mould and mildew. Using a shower spray all over, including tiles, tapware, the screen track and inside the door is the best way to cover all bases very efficiently.

If you have time for a deeper clean, you could use a toothbrush to get into smaller and harder to reach places like soap holders or grout, however, a quick scrub will certainly do the job.

A product such as Bathroom Maintainer is a great choice for a quick clean as it provides hospital-grade results without bleach. Once you have finished this step, be sure to hold off from rinsing for around 10-15 minutes to ensure maximum results and the most effective disinfection.

Step #4: Scrub the Tub

Assuming you have cleared any dust from the bathtub, you can now go in and give it a quick rinse with water. Just as you did the shower, you can apply the Bathroom Maintainer with a cloth or sponge and gently clean the entire surface, not forgetting the rim and faucets.

This is also a great opportunity to clean any bath toys or accessories that sit around the tub. It is so easy to forget these items, yet it is so important as they can easily grow mould and algae. If your tub needs a deeper clean or you have tough stains, you might consider using household bleach, first ensuring that bleach is suitable for the material of your bathtub.

Let your cleaner sit for 10 – 15 minutes and whilst you wait you can go ahead and rinse the shower that should be just about ready!

Step #5: Clean the Mirrors & Vanity

Whilst you wait for the bathtub to dry, you can start work on the vanity area where toothpaste stains, hair and makeup remnants are all too commonly found. By this stage, you likely would have already dusted the area so you can divert your focus to ensuring the faucets and drain are thoroughly cleaned and cleared.

As in many households with smaller kids, your bathroom mirror likely has toothpaste splatters all over it. Using a Glass Cleaner with some paper towel will have your mirror sparkling in no time. Once this is finished, your bathtub should be ready for rinsing.

Step #6: Tackle the Toilet

Now that your major bathroom surfaces are spotless, you can begin on the dreaded toilet. The first step to cleaning any toilet is to pour a cleaner, such as household bleach or a scented disinfectant, around the bowl and use a toilet brush to scrub it.

Using a cleaner will ensure the bowl is not only left shining but it will sanitise it as well which is just as important. A good cleaner will leave a sweet yet subtle scent as well. Once this is done, you can use a multi-purpose cleaner to wipe down the exterior and seat.

Don’t forget to clean the flush button and also the toilet paper holder as dust can easily build up here.

Step #7: Focus on the Floor

Now that your bathroom is glistening, you can do a quick but thorough sweep of the floor, ensuring you pick up any hair. When the floor is clean you can go in with a cleanser suitable for your flooring and give it a good mop to ensure the floor is disinfected well.

Once everything is dry, you can now place back all of the items you removed. Layout fresh towels and finish up with a sanitising spray.

Following this straightforward process will leave you with a very clean bathroom that is ready for your own family and any unexpected visitor alike. It is a great idea to clean your bathroom at least once a week but the below tips and tricks will help you to keep on top of it in between weekly cleans:

  • Clean the shower screen right after you use it by using a squeegee to remove water droplets so you aren’t left with stains
  • Use the two minutes you spend brushing your teeth to wipe down your vanity and remove any dust, hair or makeup that may have built up during the day
  • Be sure to crack open a window or put the fan on after a shower to keep mould and mildew at bay
  • If you have a shower curtain, replace the liner at least every six months to ensure it is free of mould and wash the curtain itself at least once per month

If you have any additional questions around the best approach to  Maintaining a Clean Bathroom, please feel free to reach out to us at sales@jamac.com.au or (02) 9838 1220.