I have a confession to make: Bathrooms are one of my least favorite rooms to clean.
Well, it’s my second least. The kitchen takes the winning prize for least favorite.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a clean bathroom. I love how it almost feels like a spa once it’s all clean.
But, I dislike cleaning it with a passion.
When my bathroom is messy, I feel cluttered. I love having a clean counter when I’m getting ready in the morning, and a clean floor when I’m getting out of the shower.
After much, much trial and error – I’ve found a routine that works best for me. My goal was quick and thorough. And today I’m sharing it with you guys. Sometimes, all it requires is a good rhythm to tackle the chores you dislike most, and get them done fast.
How to properly clean a bathroom:
1- Remove everything from counters and from the bath/shower.
2- Remove anything from the floors – rugs, clothing, etc.
3- Spray down the shower with your cleaning solution.
4- Squirt the toilet bowl with toilet bowl solution so it can soak while you tackle the rest of the bathroom.
5- Wipe down mirrors.
6- Wipe down cabinets and doors.
7- Straighten out inside of cabinets. If you don’t have storage bins, don’t worry. Just line the containers up and group them by type: hair, body, hygiene, first-aid, etc.
8- Sweep the floor – it’s best to do this before you start scrubbing the toilet/shower, just in case any water drops on the floor. Sweeping and wet does not mix well!
9- Scrub the shower and the tub.
10 – Scrub down the toilet.
11 – Wipe down the counters and clean the sink.
After this, I like to take a dry towel and dry the counters, toilet, and the edge of the tub.
12 – Put everything back in the shower. Make sure and check for empty bottles (or am I the only one who ends up with several empty bottles of shampoo in my shower?). Wipe down the containers before putting them back in.
14- Replace items that belong on the counter, be sure to wipe these down too. Wipe down any tooth brush holders – they tend to get gunky after a few days.
15 – Mop the floor last.
I deep clean each room in my home once a week, including the bathroom. So this routine takes me ten minutes flat, for each bathroom. The first time you do this, depending on how dirty or disorganized your bathroom is – it may take you a little longer.
To grab your own free printable checklist, click HERE or click on the image below.
What are some ways you’ve come up with to clean your bathroom more efficiently?