Tackling the Bathroom

Tackling the Bathroom

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While bathrooms are not as populated with germs as kitchens, they still harbour their share of illness-causing bacteria lurking everywhere from the sink  to the towels.

My bathroom (PLEASE NOTE MY BATHROOM IS YET TO REPLACED SINCE THE MOVE) gets a thorough deep clean twice a week and a good daily wipe down and clean. So many of you have been asking me about how to clean the bathroom so I have put together my bathroom cleaning guide where I will show you the products I use as well as the gadgets.

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Firstly I clear the bathroom and put the bathmats and towels in the wash on a high temperature so I am sure to be killing all the germs.  Bath mats and towels should be changed at least twice a week.  More if you can.

LIMESCALE

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Apply lime scale cleaner to any areas where there is limescale build up and let this soak for a while before you scrub and rinse off. I use the Teepol Limescale Remover and I find this to be the best one I have tried. It literally strips away the limescale in seconds and doesn’t have an over powering smell.

Bleaching

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I place hot water and neat bleach in to the bath sinks and toilets and let that soak for a while.  You may think you bath is clean but if you leave the bleach for a few minutes in clear water you will see particles of dirt rise to the top. So its important to get these out.  Once this has been soaked for a few minutes, release the water and scrub down with a bathroom spray and clean no toxic water.  Then buff dry with an old towel so its all nice and shinny.

THE TOILET

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Give the toilet a good wipe with antibacterial wipes and place toilet bleach/cleaner into the pan. Change any toilet blocks or toilet refreshers. Always clean the base of the toilet well and around the bottom.  If you use a toilet brush leave a small amount of bleach and water in the bottom for the brush to soak in.

THE TAPS

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Srub the taps clean with a multipurpose bathroom cleaner, I tend to use the FLASH Blue with feebreeze as I love the smell or the CIF multi action and then scrub with a harden sponge or a sonic scrubber type gadget.  I would recommend that you invest in one of these are the dirt you can get off is amazing.

THE TILES

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Clean the tiles with a multi purpose bathroom cleaner and then use a glass or window cleaner to buff.  This gives them a great finish and you won’t have any unwanted water streaks.

THE MIRRORS

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Bathroom mirrors to be done with a glass cleaner.

THE SHOWER

 

For thew shower I again use the sonic scrubber around the plug and around the sides. The sonic Scrubber works really well with the Limescale remover and really lifts the dirt well.  I also always lift and clean the plug.  I soak the base in bleach for a while and then spray all the tiles with a multi purpose bathroom cleaner.  I don’t shine these with the glass cleaner cleaner.  The doors are scrubbed with a cloth and the bathroom cleaner and then I use the KARCHER window vax to remove any water streaks the doors will be  left clean and dry with a to ensure a sparkling finish.

THE FLOOR

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Then finally the floor, ensuring I have washed the bin, the towel rail, scales and the washing basket I lift these into the bath and vacuum and steam the floor.

I really hope this has been of some use to you.  I have 4 bathroom and one cloak room, so this is quite a big job for me, but its very satisfying seeing a nice clean shinny bathroom.

Thanks for reading

Lynsey xoxo

 

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