After you quickly cleaned your bedroom, it’s time to tackle the dreaded bathroom. We all know how annoying it is – ridding the sink, the tub and the floors of any grime or mildew that has accumulated. So let’s take a look at the best way to clean a bathroom so you are not stressed out by the end of it.

Best Way to Clean a Bathroom

Before we get into the nitty-gritty on the best way to clean a bathroom, keep in mind that bathrooms should be cleaned at least every two weeks. This is because bathrooms can quickly build up bacteria, mildew, grime and other nasty, sticky things.

To really help keep a bathroom clean, do some daily cleaning. If you see any splatters on the mirror, wipe them down. Keep the sink and countertops dry. Especially wipe down the toilet seat and faucet handles.

Before you do any cleaning, it is best to remove products from the countertops and tub or shower. Add any dirty towels to the laundry pile, and remove the bathroom map so you don’t trip over it.

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Cleaning the Sink and Countertops

The first place to tackle is the sink and nearby countertops. While this is arguably the most used area in the bathroom, it can also be the grossest. Think about it – this is where you brush your teeth, wash your hands, wash away hair stands or nail clippings and do any other morning and night hygiene routines. It can get nasty quickly.

First, see if your drain is clogged; if it is, use a clog remover. You could also pour vinegar or baking soda down the drain and rinse with hot water.

To clean the sink’s basin, spray it with a disinfectant bathroom cleaner. Wipe it down with a cloth or sponge. Next, spray the faucet handles and countertops with a disinfectant spray or wipe before wiping it off.

If you really want to go crazy, wipe down any towel racks, medicine cabinets or shelves, baseboards, doors, windows and windowsills. Use a glass cleaner on the mirror.

Again, make sure everything is dry before moving on to the next item: the toilet.

The Toilet

Probably the second grossest feature in a bathroom is the toilet. It is imperative that the toilet is clean and free of any germs.

For the toilet bowl, use a toilet bowl cleaner. Let is sit for at least five minutes before scrubbing with a toilet brush. Flush at least once or twice. Don’t forget to spray the toilet brush with a disinfectant, too.

Get some disinfectant wipes and go after the toilet seat, handle, exterior and anywhere else that needs wiping down. Honestly, the more area you clean, the better. Make sure the toilet seat is dry before using it.

Cleaning a Tub or Shower

No matter if you have a tub or a shower, this will probably take the most amount of time to clean. After all, you are tackling soap scum, hair products and more in your tub or shower.

First, see if your drain is clogged; if it is, use a clog remover. You could also pour vinegar or baking soda down the drain and rinse with hot water.

Keep your tub, faucet and walls clean by spraying it all down with a cleaner; use an acid-based cleaner if you have serious grime buildup. If the fumes smell, open the door, and turn on the bathroom fan. Keep the cleaner on before washing away with warm water and a sponge. You might need to use a scrubbing pad to tackle built-up areas.

If you have a tile-lined shower, it is important to keep the tile grout clean and germ-free with a grout cleaner and brush. If you don’t have those, don’t fret. Make a batch of ¾ cup chlorine bleach and 1 gallon of water. Apply the mixture using a stiff brush. Let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing and rinsing.

Don’t forget to clean the shower track, shower walls and shower door, too. Like the tub, spray the areas down with a cleaner before washing away with warm water and a sponge. You can also use a glass cleaner for the shower door. Check out how to clean a showerhead here.

The Floors

Depending on if you have hardwood floors, tiled floors or even carpet, make sure you get rid of any stay hairs, toenail clippings or other debris.

For hardwood floors, sweep then mop for that extra glow. Vacuum any carpeted areas, including bathroom maps. For tiled floors, look at the above section regarding tiled showers.

Bonus Area: The Bathroom Fan

In a bathroom, it is so easy to notice the sink, toilet and tub/shower. Don’t forget to look up, though.

If you have a bathroom fan, see if the grill is removable. If it is, soak it in warm, sudsy warm before rinsing and drying. For non-removable grills, simply vacuum any dust from the grill. Get a damp cloth and wipe it down without getting any internal parts wet.

Once you are done cleaning everything, it is time to take out the trash, and put away all your products to their original spots.

3 Maids and the Best Way to Clean a Bathroom

If you don’t have the time or energy to clean or if your bathroom really is that nasty, don’t worry. At 3 Maids, we have a 49-point checklist to ensure that your bathroom and entire home is sparkly clean. We have spent years perfecting this checklist to develop the best way to clean a bathroom, bedroom, living room and more.

Don’t wait any longer. Contact 3 Maids today to schedule your much-needed bathroom cleaning.