Who really loves cleaning the bathroom? You enjoy the idea of having a clean bathroom, but physically doing the cleaning is not fun. Unfortunately, it’s a necessity for you and your family to remain healthy, especially right now. The great news is that you don’t have to spend the entire day in the bathroom meticulously scrubbing the toilet. You can deep clean your bathroom in about 20 minutes! And what’s even better is it’s not some sneaky method that does some cleaning now and the rest later. Are you ready to take back your bathroom in just a short 20 minutes? Keep on reading!
Supplies you will need:
- An all-purpose cleaner of your choice. If you want to disinfect any surfaces look for ones that are EPA-approved.
- Glass cleaner
- Tile & grout cleaner that handles mildew
- Baking soda & vinegar
- Double-sided bucket
- Microfiber towel & mop
- Grout & tile brush
- Broom with an extendible duster
The Prep Work:
- Pour vinegar into the plastic bag to submerge the showerhead. Tie the bag around the showerhead so it can soak overnight. It can be removed the next morning and rinsed off with water. This will break up any calcium and any other gunk that has built up on from the water.
- With some old towels, wash the shower curtains and hang them out to dry.
The Main Job:
- Shower & Bath:
- If you have glass doors, mix three parts distilled water, one part of distilled white vinegar and microwave it for about a minute. Pour it into a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the glass and let it sit for about three to five minutes. Wipe it down from top to bottom with a microfiber cloth.
- The grout needs to be sprayed down the grout cleaner. Follow the directions on the bottle for how long it needs to sit. Scrub the area with a grout brush and rinse as needed.
- Start off cleaning the bathtub by pouring hot water all over the tub and sprinkle baking soda all over the surface. Add half a gallon of hot water and two tablespoons of dish soap to the bucket. With a stiff brush or a sponge scrub the tub with the soapy water.
- Ceilings, Walls, & Tiles: With your favorite all-purpose cleaner, spray the tiles, walls, and even the ceiling down. Run the shower at a warmer temperature to build up the steam. With the bathroom door shut, let the cleaner mix with the steam for about 20 minutes. Wipe down the surfaces with a clean cloth or a microfiber mop, especially for the higher areas.
- Bathroom Sink: Pour either vinegar or baking soda down the drain. Rinse it away with hot water to break down anything that might cause a clog. Disinfecting wipes can be used for the handles and faucets.
- Toilets: Apply bleach inside the entire bowl. Give the bowl a hard scrub and let the solution sit for five to ten minutes. As it sits, wipe down the outside of the toilet, plus the inner and outer lid with a disinfectant wipe. Finally, use a bathroom specific spray on the outside of the toilet. Follow the directions for how long it should sit and wipe it down with a clean cloth.