As a homeowner, have you ever asked yourself… What exactly should be cleaned in my bathroom… and when?
Since we have been cleaning homes for over 33 years, we have often been asked about the quickest and most effective to clean certain areas of a home.
We have created a helpful checklist: What you should clean in your bathroom and when, to guide you through this process. It’s much easier to wipe something down here and there then to let it all build up!
What You Should Clean In Your Bathroom Every Day
☑ PICK UP DIRTY CLOTHES / TOWELS
☑ SINK(S) AND VANITY TOPS
TIP… The bathroom faucet should be wiped down and sanitized as often as possible to stop the spread of germs.
…Especially If You Have Small Children! Just give it a quick spray and wipe down.
☑ SPOT CLEAN MIRROR
Boy… Those Electric Toothbrushes Really Spray It Around… Let Alone The Flossing! Again, just a spray of glass cleaner and a quick wipe down wherever necessary.
What You Should Clean In Your Bathroom Every Week
☑ FRESH TOWELS
☑ ENTIRE MIRROR
This is the first thing you notice when you walk in….keep it clean ! Use a multi-purpose cleaner to thoroughly wipe down all surfaces. Have your lotions and sprays organized for the best look.
☑ TUB / SHOWER
Spray with a bathroom/soap scum cleaner. Let it sit and do it’s work for a few minutes. Then use a scrub pad to wipe down and rinse with hot water
For the best results….clean using a damp microfiber cloth on hands and knees with the proper cleaner for your flooring. Also, this is the perfect time to clean the floor area behind the toilet, it’s always a hard reach and one of the most neglected areas in your bathroom!
What You Should Clean In Your Bathroom Every Month
☑ CLEAN CEILING VENT
You will be amazed at the amount of dust that collects on the vent. Use an extendable duster to wipe clean. (Be sure to do this before you clean the floor)
☑ HAND WASH LIGHT FIXTURE(S)
Use a damp cloth to wipe light fixtures….but be sure the lights are off and cool to the touch. Otherwise, you risk getting burned or having the bulb blow out!
Again….the amount of dust that builds up here is crazy. Dust decor with microfiber cloth and be sure to clean glass on any framed artwork.
TIP… If you have some items to dust that have intricate parts, consider using a clean dry paint brush to get inside the nooks and crannies.
☑ CLEAN INSIDE WINDOWS / WINDOW SILLS AND THEIR TRACKS
Wipe with glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth. Clean the windows first, next the window sills and then inside the tracks.
This is often overlooked area…but mold grows quickly if it’s not kept clean. Using a bleach based cleaner and a thin scrub pad or even a toothbrush will do the trick!
What You Should Clean In Your Bathroom Twice a Year
It’s kind of like the old saying…”An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!” If you keep up with cleaning and organizing a little as you go then you won’t be overwhelmed when you begin cleaning. You may be pressed for time when getting ready to start your day but it only takes a few seconds to make sure things are tidy before leaving the bathroom.
Editor’s Note: We originally published this article in June 2018 and have edited it for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.