Bathroom Cleaning Strategies

Morgan Polson
June 12, 2023
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Keeping our bathrooms clean and hygienic is essential for a healthy and inviting home. However, it's a task that many people find tedious and overwhelming. Don’t worry! In this blog post, we will share some practical and efficient bathroom cleaning tips that will make the process easier, if you’d like to outsource it all together, give RaiderMaids a call, our professional providers make bathrooms sparkling clean every day! Need your bathroom cleaned sooner? Let's dive in to these DIY strategies!

  1. Gather Your Cleaning Supplies: Before you begin, gather all the necessary cleaning supplies. This includes rubber gloves, microfiber cloths, an all-purpose cleaner or disinfectant, toilet cleaner, glass cleaner, a scrub brush, and an old toothbrush for hard-to-reach areas. Having everything on hand will save you time and ensure you have the right tools for the job.
  2. Create a Cleaning Routine: Establishing a regular cleaning routine is crucial to maintaining a clean bathroom. Set aside specific days or times each week to tackle different cleaning tasks, such as wiping down surfaces, cleaning the toilet, or deep cleaning the shower. Consistency will prevent dirt and grime from building up, making your overall cleaning efforts more manageable. (We recommend our Weekly, or Bi-Weekly touch up services, which make sticking to a schedule easy-peasy!)
  3. Start with Decluttering: Before you clean, declutter the bathroom by removing any unnecessary items. Clearing countertops, shelves, and cabinets will not only make cleaning easier but also give your bathroom a more organized and spacious feel. Take this opportunity to discard expired toiletries and old items you no longer use.
  4. Ventilate the Space: Proper ventilation is essential for a fresh and mold-free bathroom. Open windows, turn on the exhaust fan, or use a portable fan to improve airflow. This will help prevent moisture buildup and reduce the likelihood of mold and mildew growth, making your cleaning efforts more effective in the long run. *TIP* Close your shower curtain after getting out to allow it to dry effectively/evenly. If you leave the shower curtain bunched up, it’s easier for mold and other yucky stuff to set in.
  5. Tackle the Toilet: Toilets require special attention due to their potential for harboring germs and bacteria. Start by applying toilet cleaner to the bowl and allowing it to sit for a few minutes while you clean the rest of the bathroom. Then, scrub the bowl using a toilet brush, paying close attention to the rim and under the rim. Finish by wiping down the exterior surfaces, including the seat and base, with an all-purpose cleaner or disinfectant.
  6. Shine the Shower and Tub: Soap scum and mineral deposits can accumulate over time, especially if you’re one of our clients in West Texas, where the water is notoriously hard. This can make the shower and tub look dull and dirty. To tackle this, create a homemade solution by mixing equal parts vinegar and water or using a commercial bathroom cleaner. Apply the solution to the surfaces and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, scrub with a brush or sponge and rinse thoroughly. For glass shower doors, use a glass cleaner and wipe with a microfiber cloth for a streak-free shine. *TIP* We’re also a big fan of squeegees! Keep one in the shower and give the glass a quick wipe down before you get out to help prevent having to deep clean as often.
  7. Refresh the Sink and Countertops: Wipe down the sink and countertops using an all-purpose cleaner or disinfectant. Pay special attention to faucets, handles, and crevices. For hard water stains, apply a paste of baking soda and water, let it sit for a few minutes, and then scrub gently. (Make sure you’re using appropriate cleaning supplies for your furnishings. Brushed nickel, for example, is very sensitive.) Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean cloth to prevent water spots.
  8. Don't Forget the Floors: Finally, tackle the bathroom floors. Sweep or vacuum to remove loose dirt and debris, then mop with a suitable floor cleaner. If you have tile grout, use a grout brush and a mixture of baking soda and water to scrub away grime. (This is a deeper cleaning, but should be done periodically). Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for any specific cleaning products you use.

Conclusion: With these practical bathroom cleaning tips, you can maintain a spotless and inviting space without the stress and hassle. Remember to establish a regular cleaning routine, and feel free to call RaiderMaids or book online to ensure truly hassle-free home cleaning!

Morgan Polson
June 12, 2023