Although the bathroom is one of the most dreaded places when it comes to household chores, cleaning it is easier than you think! However, this task requires focus and detailed work—but the results are worth it! Keeping your shower spotless and the toilet germ-free will make your home feel a lot fresher.
In this blog post, we tell you the tasks a bathroom deep cleaning should include! However, if you want to check out more deep cleaning guides for several rooms of your home, then visit our complete room-by-room guide.
What you need:
- Dish soap
- Microfiber cloths
- Soft sponge
- Scrubbing brush or abrasive sponge
- Vacuum cleaner
- Toilet brush
- Cleaning products
- Toilet cleaner
- Glass cleaner
- Bleach (optional)
- Tile cleaner and grout cleaner (optional)
- White vinegar and baking soda
Follow these steps to deep clean your bathroom
Declutter and remove what you can
The first thing to do: leave free room for cleaning! Wipe, disinfect, and remove every item in your bath and counter—like the shampoo bottle and the toothbrush. Pick up the mats and take them to the laundry room—only if they are safe for washing!
Dust and vacuum
Cleaning your bathroom involves a lot of water and scrubbing. However, dust, hair, and debris are easier to remove by using a vacuum cleaner or broom. You can also remove the dust from window sills using the hose attachment of your vacuum cleaner or a dry microfiber cloth.
Wipe the fixtures, windows, and cabinets
Now that the dust is gone, it's time to clean and disinfect your bathroom. As with any other room, the general rule is cleaning from top to bottom. Start by wiping the high fixtures and cabinets. Then, clean the window frames and windows—you can use a glass cleaner. Apply a disinfectant solution before wiping highly touched areas like cabinet handles and doorknobs.
Clean and disinfect the vanity area
Clean your sink's basin using dish soap and a sponge. You can use a stronger cleaner to scrub stains, but be careful if your sink is made of granite or any other delicate material. To avoid using harsh chemicals to disinfect the drain, you can sprinkle some baking soda and pour white vinegar into the drain. Let the vinegar rest for 15 minutes, then run warm water to rinse the vinegar. After cleaning your sink, use a disinfectant wipe to clean the faucet and its handles. Before moving to another area, clean the mirror using a glass cleaner.
Scrub the shower
Now comes the scrubbing part of the cleaning. First, apply your all-purpose cleaning solution to the shower's surfaces, door, and tub. Focus on the areas with more mildew, soap scum, and built-up grime. Let it rest for enough time, and then clean the surfaces using a brush or abrasive sponge. Also, wipe down your shower door using a sponge or cloth. After scrubbing, rinse the shower with warm water and check out if there is no mildew left in the grout. Repeat the scrubbing process until your shower is spotless. If you have a washable shower curtain, throw it into the washing machine.
Clean the toilet
Clean inside the toilet bowl using a toilet cleaning product and your toilet brush. Most cleaning solutions have to settle for some minutes before flushing—clean the rest of the toilet while waiting. Use a sanitizing solution to clean the toilet seat, base, and bowl rim.
Clean the floor
Wash the baseboards or wipe them using a damp microfiber cloth. Then mop the floor using a floor cleaner or make your own cleaning solution combining one cup of bleach in one gallon of water. Make sure you reach every spot on the floor, including behind the base of the toilet. Remember to keep good ventilation when cleaning with chlorine bleach. Keep the door open, so the bathroom can dry.
If you want to keep learning, check out our complete room-by-room guide to deep-clean your whole home!
Cleaning your bathroom should take you roughly one hour, but the results are worth it every minute! Besides, if you deep-clean your bathroom at least once per month, the task will take less time, and your bathroom will be fresher! And if you need more help than a guide, Rain City Maids is here for you! We are a high-quality cleaning company in Eastside Seattle and its surrounding areas. Get your free quote on our website.