Efficient Tips in Cleaning your Bathroom on Spring

Spring is a time to start fresh and the best way is to start with a clean house. When cleaning your bathroom, you will want to go from top to bottom. Start with the ceiling and walls, then work your way to the floor.

Before you begin: You will need a bucket, mild cleanser, cloth rags, paper towels, glass cleaner, tub/shower cleaner, toilet cleaner, and a trash liner. White vinegar is optional. Reserve your aeg staubsauger for cleaning the living room and bedroom floors.

Ceiling: Dust the outsides of vents and fans with a mild cleanser and water. Take down light fixtures and wipe them down before putting them back up.

Walls: If your walls are painted, wipe with a mild cleanser and water. If you have a tile backsplash and it looks like it needs a good cleaning, mix two capfuls of white vinegar with a gallon of warm water and wipe it down. The acidity in the vinegar should break down scum or mold. The only problem is, you have to be careful not to get vinegar or any acidic cleansers on the grout, as they may eat away at the grout.

Windows: Remove draperies and wash according to the directions. Dust blinds and wipe down the sill with a mild cleanser mixed with water and clean the glass with a glass cleaner. I find that Windex and paper towel works better than water and a rag. In my experience, cloth rags always seem to leave streaks.

Mirrors: The glass cleaner you use for the windows will also work well for mirrors.

Shower/Tub: Clean the shower curtain, replace the liner, and scrub the door with a commercial or natural cleaner. I like to The Works to remove those yucky pink rings left from shampoo bottles.

Toilet: Use a gel cleanser inside the toilet; let it sit for a minute before scrubbing and flushing it down. Wipe down the handle and outside of the toilet with a wet rag. I like to use Scrubbing Bubbles to clean the toilet seat and dust the top of the tank.

Cabinets: Empty the medicine cabinets and linen closets and wipe down the shelves and walls with a mild cleanser mixed with water. Throw away anything that has expired or is not good anymore and re-organize the contents as you put them back in.

Sink: Wipe down the sink and fixtures. Scrubbing Bubbles works really well and makes the fixtures shine.

Rugs: Shake them out, wash, and hang to dry.

Garbage cans: Empty the trash and wash the inside of the can with soapy water. Wipe with a dry cloth before replacing the liner.

Floors: I have found that the best way to get a deep clean is to sweep up the loose dirt, then get down on your hands and knees. It is a lot more work than just using a mop, but a mop doesn’t get into the cracks and crevices. Fill a bucket with warm soapy water, then wipe around the walls, tub, toilet, sink, and work your way toward the door.