Bathrooms are one of the worst places in the home for germs and bacteria to really spread so it’s important that we give the bathroom a real deep clean once a week.
A have put together this simple guide to help you with your intense clean. This should take you approximately 30 minutes.
Before you start you will need to make sure you have the following
Strong Rubber gloves & Apron.
Plenty of cloths and a hard scrubbing-brush.
Bucket of warm water
Multi surface cleaner
Lime scale remover
White wine vinegar
Bicarbonate of soda.
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Before you start Clear the Bathroom
Remove all bath towels and bathroom mats.
Remove laundry basket.
Shower curtain if you have one. (put this in the washing machine)
Empty all cabinets.
Clear the sides of any products.
Clear the window seal
Open the window.
Let’s get cleaning
Fill the bath a quarter of the way with hot water and then add in 4 capfuls if neat bleach. This will soak whilst you carry on cleaning. Don’t forget to open the window. You will see dirt that you didn’t think was there lift to the top.
Always work from the top down when cleaning so start by dusting the ceiling and removing all the cobwebs.
Dust the light fixture.
Remove the vent or fan cover and soak these in warm water, whilst this is soaking clean the fan well. Then dry the cover and pop this back.
Using glass or window cleaner clean the window and any mirrors. If you mirrors have bad water marks rub over these will a cut in half lemon and then rinse after approx. 15 mins. Alternatively use a steamer here.
Clean inside all the cupboards using a multipurpose bathroom spray, don’t forget to clean the doors and handles and also reach to the top of the cabinet as dust can settle here and be thick.
Clean the toilet, pay attention to the bottom of the toilet as well as the pan, and add in bleach. If you have any brown toilet marks at the bottom of the pan add in a good quantity of lime scale remover. I always like to give mine a steam too to make sure I have killed all the germs and bacteria.
If you have any lime scale on the taps then use a strong lime scale remover to remove.
Use a small hard brush to scrub the grout and the tiles. Rinse with warm clean water and then buff dry.
Use the same brush to get into any small areas and really scrub clean.
Hoover or sweep the floor.
Use a solution of warm water and detergent to scrub all tiles and the floor.
Rinse the floor with clear warm water and then use a dry cloth to polish dry.
For the plug holes use a drain cleaner or mix bicarbonate of soda together with white wine vinegar
Clean the shower door and base thoroughly. I use my Karcher for the doors as its brilliant.
Soak the shower in bleach and if it has lime scale, spray on some lime scale remover.
Make sure you clean the shower hose and the switches.
Clean the bathroom light cord/switch
Using the bleached water from the bath now scrub the rest of the bath using an abrasive cloth. Rinse and buff dry.
Put all items back in cupboards on the sides etc.
Bring the colour back into your bathroom by bringing in clean towels, mats, accessories and plants.
If you are at home light a few scented candles.
My Bathroom cleaning essentials are
Sonic Scrubber This is such a must as its great as cleaning in between and for tackling limescale.
Karcher This will help remove hard water stains and leave your shower doors with a perfect streak free finish.
Strong rubber gloves Cheap ones easily rip so invest in a good quality pair that fully protect your hands.
Cleaning Caddy Keep all your bathroom essentials in one box to save you from going up and down the stairs.
As I get asked all the time here is the link for my Glitter toilet seat
If you feel that this has helped you then why not take a look at my simple daily tasks to help you stay on top of your home or Get the children helping out more
Now Enjoy a nice CLEAN Bathroom
Lynsey Queen of Clean xoxox