7 Essential Bathroom Cleaning Tips You Need to Know

7 Essential Bathroom Cleaning Tips You Need to Know

A recent microbiological study found close to 80,000 different kinds of bacteria in a common bathroom. If you aren’t ok with tens of thousands of microorganisms contaminating your home, you need to conduct a thorough bathroom cleaning.

A clean bathroom is conducive to your family’s health and wellbeing. When you clean your house you set yourself up for excellent mental health. You can also incorporate cleaning your bathroom into your existing home cleaning routine. 

Cleaning is only easy if you have the right methodology and plan. Take your household chores and make them easier with these 7 bathroom cleaning tips. You will be wondering why you didn’t figure them out years ago.

1. Set Up a Bathroom Cleaning Routine

If you set one day to clean your bathroom it will be much easier to stay on top of it. Try setting a weekly or bi-weekly bathroom cleaning day so that you can focus on staying ahead of messes. A clean home helps your mental health.

You can incorporate your bathroom cleaning into a “chore day” and do things such as laundry and cleaning the kitchen. At least once every month or two you should also conduct a deep clean on your bathroom area.

2. Get the Right Equipment

Having the right bathroom cleaning equipment is essential. At the very least you should get the following:

  • sponges
  • rags
  • non-toxic cleaners
  • respirator/mask
  • gloves
  • knee-pads
  • brushes
  • eye protection
  • toilet-brush
  • paper towels
  • scouring pads

Wearing knee pads will help take the strain off your body while scrubbing your bathroom clean. Eye protection is essential to help against stray chemicals splattering through the air. A respirator is recommended to keep you healthy.

3. Use Non-toxic Cleaners

Cleaning with bleach can lead to permanent respiratory damage. You should avoid using bleach in confined areas with poor ventilation. If you must use bleach make sure to wear a respirator and air out the area you cleaned well.

It is much better to find some non-toxic bathroom cleaners that don’t harm you or the environment. With a little bit of extra elbow grease, you should be able to get the same cleaning effect as with bleach-based cleaners.

4. Start With the Toilet Bowl

Starting with the dirtiest part of your bathroom first is often the best idea. You don’t want to get demotivated halfway through your cleaning experience and leave the dirtiest part of your bathroom uncleaned.

Get over the hump by targeting your nasty toilet bowl first. Pour in some cleaner and let it soak in for 10 minutes. Next, grab your toilet brush and get to scrubbing. Finish the exterior with a clean rag that you wash right after.

5. Next Target Your Shower

After you get the toilet bowl done it’s time to tackle the next biggest challenge, your shower/bathtub. Spray everything down with a cleaner and let it soak in for 10 minutes. Next bust out your scouring pads and rag.

Scour first and wipe up the remaining grime with your nice clean rags. Start from the top down to get an even clean. Put on your knee pads for kneeling while cleaning the bathtub and lower sections to save yourself some pain.

6. Add a Finishing Touch

Now that you have tackled the two big areas of your bathroom, the toilet, and shower, you can move on to the finishing touches. To make your entire bathroom sparkle make sure to clean these areas.

Your Mirror

All that gross toothpaste residue and grime need to be cleaned off your mirror every week. Grab some glass cleaner, give your mirror a spritz and let it sit in for a few minutes. Get either a clean rag or paper towel and wipe it clean.

Your Sink

You should start by spraying down your bowl with cleaner. Start scrubbing in the bowl first before moving to the rest of your sink. Make sure to scrub and polish the handles and the sink itself.


The surface areas around your sink and the top of your toilet are prime suspects for collecting dirt, grime, and bacteria. Give them the same treatment you gave all the other parts of your bathroom.

Spray them with a cleaner, let the cleaner soak in for a few minutes, and scrub them down. Rinse and repeat until they are sparkling clean.

Bathroom Window Sill

If your bathroom has a window make sure to clean the window sill and the window frame itself. Bathroom windows are notorious for getting moldy due to the high amount of moisture present in your bathroom.

Drawers and Interior Spaces

You need to clean the interior of your medicine cabinet as well as any other interior spaces at a minimum of once a month as a part of your deep clean. These areas can get moldy or gross if you neglect them for too long.

Remove all of the items in your interior spaces before cleaning the area. Use a touch of cleaner on a cloth and wipe down the inside. Leave the interior area open for a bit to ensure it dries.

Ventilation Areas

If you have a ventilation system in your bathroom such as an exhaust fan or heater you should dismantle it and clean the interior of it with each monthly deep clean. These areas are prime suspects for mold and grime build-up.

7. Call In a Professional

No matter how good your cleaning skills are, they will not stack up to a professional job. To improve the overall cleanliness of your bathroom you should schedule a professional cleaning service after each deep clean.

A professional can go above and beyond what you are capable of, but make sure to clean before they arrive. Otherwise, you will be wasting your money and their time by having them clean what you can take care of yourself.

Get the Clean Bathroom You Deserve

Nobody deserves to live in squalor and conducting a thorough bathroom cleaning is your ticket to maintaining a healthy home ambiance. If you are having trouble getting motivated throw on some tunes and get scrubbing!

Better yet do some basic cleaning and contact us today for a quote so we can handle the really dirty stuff. From light cleaning to your monthly deep clean we can handle all of your bathroom cleaning needs.

TMC Cleaning Services provides exceptional house cleaning and maid services for the following North Georgia areas: Conyers, Covington, Grayson, Jersey, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Monroe, Oxford, Porterdale, Social Circle, Walnut Grove and nearby areas.

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