Have a new home and want to keep your bathroom looking like new? Check out these tips to Keep a Clean Bathroom.
I know, keeping a clean bathroom isn’t the funnest job, but it’s totally necessary if you want to keep it looking like new. I’ve lived in A LOT of rentals…and because of that, I know the areas that people (even professional cleaners!?!?!) don’t clean.
Since moving to our new home, I have been a little extreme. I know keeping a pristine house is pretty much unattainable with 3 kids home all day during a pandemic…but it stays tidy and clean for the most part for a few reasons that I’m sharing with you today!
I want to start by saying…these are my top tips. I come from a place without judgement and I know not everyone has the time or energy to put this much effort in cleaning your bathroom.
These are guidelines – do what you can and don’t be too hard on yourself if you can’t keep up!
How to Keep a Clean Bathroom
- Keep a Cleaning Schedule – It is extremely helpful to have a cleaning schedule if you want to keep a clean bathroom. Set aside a time each week to clean your bathroom. Mondays are bathroom days here so I can just GET IT OVER WITH.
- Alternate deep cleaning duties – I have weeks where I do a quick run over with everything in the bathroom, and other weeks I focus on deeper cleaning tasks, like cleaning tile grout. I don’t have a schedule, I just clean what looks like it’s been more neglected from my quick cleans.
- Dry off your shower – especially if you have glass. It is SO much easier to squeegee your shower doors after your shower than have to scrub off that grime when you clean your bathroom later. I will do the windows everyday and the tile when I feel like it!
- Clean your counter top in between cleaning days. Literally takes a couple seconds – and you can add it to your getting ready routine if you have time at night or in the morning. And BONUS TIP – dry off your counter after you wash your face. Water damage will build up around the faucets if you leave it on the counter too long.
- Keep Cleaning Wipes by the toilet to do touch ups. That is, if you can find them! I’ve only been able to find them at the store once since the pandemic started. I know…gross topic, but this will keep you from deep cleaning the toilet ever again.
- Vacuum your Shower Floor – I have long, thick hair. That makes the shower hard to clean, so I started vacuuming the floor and my cleaning life is infinitely better. A light, cordless vacuum works best for this area. Before you do the whole floor, try the vacuum on the lowest setting on a small piece of your shower floor to make sure it won’t damage it.
And want to go the extra mile? Check out these most missed cleaning spots:
- Rubber guard at base of shower door – GUYS. My last rental was only 4 years old and this spot was growing mold. I could never really get rid of it, so make sure you don’t miss that spot when you clean your bathroom.
- Top edge of shower – Our tile goes all the way up to the ceiling, so I don’t have that issue with this house, but every other house I’ve lived in has been caked with shower grime. It’s especially disturbing when it’s not your own grime. Ugh.
- Light Fixtures – I’m telling you this from my own experience. I hate dusting, so when I go to clean my light fixtures once in a blue moon, I’m shocked at how gross they are. Don’t be like me, friends.
- Behind the toilet – And don’t forget the baseboards and base of the toilet. If you have boys…this is a serious must to keeping a clean bathroom.
Need some ideas for cleaning supplies to keep a clean bathroom? No worries, I’ve got you covered!
My favorite bathroom cleaning supplies
- Method Anti-bacterial cleaner
- Method Anti-bacterial Toilet Cleaner
- Method Tile Cleaner
- Clorox Wipes
- CLR – if you live in an older home or if you have water buildup, this will get most of that grime right off! Just wear gloves when you use it.
- Mopsy Mop – those Facebook ads got me with this one, but I LOVE using this mop to clean my bathroom. Because my shower is so big, I actually use this to clean the shower walls and floors, too!
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