Nothing says spring like a good sweeping and scrubbing of all your floors and surfaces — and what spring cleaning would be complete without a thorough bathroom cleaning? A real workhorse in any home layout, the bathroom sees daily use and, along with it, the potential for daily wear and tear. That’s why, even if you’re changing the trash and cleaning the vanity on a regular basis, it’s pretty easy for the bathroom to get dirty fast. What can you do to refresh your bathroom this season? Here’s a cleaning checklist to help make your bathroom shine:
- Gather Your Gear. Cleaning the bathroom doesn’t require a long list of products or tools, but you will want to have a few essentials on hand. Gather tools like a toilet brush, toilet cleaner, cleaning cloths or rags, a bucket with warm and soapy water, disinfectant and glass cleaner, for example.
- Start with a Blank Slate. After getting your bathroom cleaning tools ready, step one in giving the bathroom a thorough cleaning is to pare it down to the essentials. Empty the room by removing all towels, bathrobes, washcloths, trashcans, bath rugs, baskets, toiletries, etc., so that surfaces are cleared and ready to be cleaned. Only after you’ve finished scouring everything from top to bottom should you re-introduce daily products and linens into the space.
- Empty the Cabinets. Go through the items in your cupboards and drawers, and organize items into trash, donations and things to keep. Wipe the inside of these spaces before putting items back, with everything you want to keep neatly organized.
- Scrub the Sink. Scrub the bathroom sink, paying special attention to little nooks and crevices. Wipe the faucet and handles until they’re sparkling.
- Clean the Toilet. Use a toilet brush to scrub the inside of the toilet and remove any rings, stains and other debris. Then, use a cloth to wipe the toilet’s lid, handle, small crevices and underside.
- Wipe the Mirror. From spots of hairspray to splatters of water, lots of little things can leave smudges and speckles on your bathroom vanity mirror. Use a good class cleaner with a wipe or paper towel to remove those smudges and make the mirror streak-free.
- Clean the Shower and/or Tub. Whether you have a glass-enclosed shower, a shower-tub or a stand-alone tub, clean that part of the bathroom thoroughly. If the shower curtain has mildew or mold, consider replacing it with a new version.
- Mop the Floor. Last but not least, sweep and/or vacuum the floor to remove all crumbs, hair and debris. Wipe baseboards. Get a bucket and a mop and thoroughly clean the floor.
- Empty the Trash. The trashcan you removed at the beginning of the cleaning process can now be put back in the bathroom — after emptying the trash. You may also want to wipe the trashcan inside and out.
- Return Linens. Once the bathroom is completely cleaned, you can put back the towels, washcloths, bathrobes and other items kept in your bathroom on a regular basis. Also, as a reward for a job well done, consider getting some fresh hand soap or toiletries for a finishing touch.
Getting your bathroom back in pristine condition is a worthwhile undertaking at the beginning of the year, so follow the tips above to tackle this spring-cleaning project at your home!
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