The bathroom is often the most used room in the house and because of this, it can be tricky to keep clean. By incorporating a few time-saving bathroom cleaning tips into your regular routine, you can cut your cleaning time, save money on cleaning products, and enjoy a cleaner bathroom for longer periods of time.
First things first
When cleaning the bathroom, always start with the mirrors and shower doors. The dirt from the mirrors and wall can sometimes fall to the floor. If done first, the dirt can then be cleaned in one step when you sweep and mop the floors.
Using our recommended top-to-bottom method, you can clean your bathroom in one motion without having to go back numerous times. Starting from removing spiderwebs and build-up of mould in the corners of your ceiling, and working your way down to the corners of your floor – removing dust, debris, and possible wildlife that could be manifesting in your bathroom since your last clean, ALV Services recommends you use a static-free cloth and all purpose cleaner for the appropriate surfaces.
The power of vinegar
To clean the mirrors and shower doors, you do not need an expensive commercial cleaner. The best cleaner and one that doesn’t leave streaks, is a simple solution of water, white vinegar and rubbing alcohol. Simply add water, 1/3 cup of vinegar and 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol to a spray bottle and shake gently to mix. Spray on to glass surfaces and wipe in a singular motion with a clean white paper towel.
After you’ve finished with the big surfaces, you can move on to the toilet and countertops, sinks, and faucets. Again, vinegar is great for this and doubles as a disinfectant. Apply it to the surface you want to clean and then just wipe down in one constant, singular motion. For your metal faucets, door knobs, and other metal ware, you can use a pea sized portion of toothpaste and an old toothbrush to bring out their lustre again, and leave your bathroom looking picture perfect.
Grime be gone
To clean grime and soap scum off the tub and shower stall you will need to use a two-step process. First scrub the area with a white bristle brush to loosen grime and score the area so that a cleaner can penetrate it more readily. Next, spray or wipe on a concentrated orange or other citrus-based commercial cleaning product. Allow the product to set for 30 minutes and the grime and soap scum should rinse right off.
If you don’t have any commercial cleaners lying around, going eco-friendly and using the bits in your cupboard works just as well. Using bicarbonate of soda, lemon juice, water, and the rough side of a sponge – you’ve got yourself a home-made and eco-friendly solution to clean your bathroom.
Do yourself a favour
Another great time saving bathroom cleaning tip for your shower is to wipe away all of the water after each use. Invest in a squeegee, we personally recommend a metal one since plastic ones can tend to harbour bacteria and be more difficult to clean. This will keep the dirt and grime from building up and make weekly cleaning a breeze.
Other simple bathroom cleaning tips include the use of a bath rug outside the shower to collect water and dirt, the cleaning of your plastic shower curtain by tossing it in the washing machine with your dirty cleaning rags and the use of toothpaste and a scrub brush to shine and clean your ornate metal faucets.
Although laundry isn’t everyone’s favourite hobby, set one day aside every two weeks where you throw your rugs and towels into the wash. You should be washing the fabrics found in your bathroom that you commonly use about twice a month minimum. This is to prevent build of bacteria and mould, which attaches to your feet as you step out of the shower, and you carry it with you and spread it as you walk around your home. As well as smelling wonderful, you’ll be in tip top shape for when guests come over, and future you will thank you for putting in the effort
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