The bathroom, often dubbed as the sanctuary of cleanliness, is a space where we rejuvenate ourselves on a daily basis. However, maintaining this haven requires a fair whack of effort and regular cleaning. A clean bathroom not only promotes good hygiene but also enhances the overall well-being of your home. Let’s go through a few steps and tips for how to maintain your sanctuary.
Step 1. Gather Your supplies
Before you begin your bathroom-cleaning journey, gather all the necessary supplies. You may require:
- All-purpose cleaner
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Glass cleaner
- Baking soda
- Microfibre cloths
- Scrub brushes
- Rubber gloves
- Bin bags
Step 2. De-clutter and Remove Items
Start by removing all personal items from counter tops, shelves and the shower or bathtub area. This will make it much easier to clean all surfaces thoroughly. Take out the bath mats, shower curtains and any other removable items for a separate clean.
Step 3. Dust and Sweep/Hoover
Dust tends to accumulate in corners and on surfaces in the bathroom. Use a microfiber cloth or a duster to wipe down surfaces, including light fixtures, vents and any other decor. Sweep or hoover the floor to remove any loose dirt and hair. After sweeping/hoovering it’s important to remember to mop or steam mop the flooring (assuming it’s not carpeted) Once this is done you really do feel that much fresher.
Step 4. Clean Surfaces
Apply an all-purpose cleaner of some form to your counter-tops, sinks and other surfaces. Wipe down these areas with a microfiber cloth, paying extra close attention to taps and fixtures. For stubborn stains or soap residue, mix baking soda with water to create a paste. Then apply the paste to any affected areas and allow to sit for a few minutes before proceeding to scrub.
Step 5. Tackle The Toilet
Apply a toilet bowl cleaner inside the bowl and let it sit while you clean the rest of the bathroom. Use a disinfectant cleaner on the exterior surfaces of the toilet, including the flush handle. Scrub the bowl with a toilet brush, paying careful attention to any hard to reach areas.
Step 6. Time To Give The Shower and Tub Some TLC
Spray the shower and bathtub with a designated cleaner or a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water. Allow it to sit for a few minutes to break down soap scum and grime. Use a scrub brush or sponge to clean the surfaces thoroughly. Don’t forget to clean the shower-head – soak it in vinegar to remove mineral deposits.
Step 7. Mirrors and Glass
Spray some glass cleaner on mirrors and glass surfaces in your bathroom. For a streak free finish be sure to use 2 pieces of kitchen roll, one to clean and one to dry. Only use cleaner on areas you are currently working on to avoid streaks.
Step 8. Floors and Skirting Boards
Mop the floors using a suitable floor cleaner, taking care to get into all corners and around the base of the toiler. Then remember to wipe down those skirting boards with a damp cloth!
Step 9. Tiles and Wall Panelling
Tiles have always been difficult to clean but our Showerwall panels are much easier than that, we even have a specific cleaner for them! With being a much smoother surface they are far easier to maintain as you don’t have the grout to clean. With a 30 year guarantee they’re most definitely worth it.
Step 10. Piecing it all back together
Once you’re finished with all the cleaning tasks it’s time for the tidying and making sure everything is back in it’s place – neatly of course. Consider popping an air freshener or essential oils diffuser in there, to leave your bathroom smelling clean and inviting. After all what’s better than a fresh and clean smelling bathroom? Nothing.
A clean bathroom is a small investment of very little time and very little money, that pays off in terms of comfort and well-being. By making sure your bathroom is spick and span you’re far more likely to enjoy that relaxing Sparkling Sanctuary.