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Bathroom Deep Cleaning the Bathroom

Time To Deep Clean Your Bathroom? Here's a Step-by-Step Guide

Clean your bathroom the right way so you don't miss an inch.

March 14, 2024 at 8:22 PM PST
Bathroom Deep Cleaning the Bathroom

Time To Deep Clean Your Bathroom? Here's a Step-by-Step Guide

Clean your bathroom the right way so you don't miss an inch.

March 14, 2024 at 8:22 PM PST

Deep cleaning your bathroom is certainly no easy feat, but fortunately, with a carefully curated plan of attack, you can have the bathroom of your dreams in no time. To learn how to deep clean your bathroom, here’s your guide for tackling every corner like a pro.

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Pick up the appropriate supplies.

Before you start to deep clean your bathroom, you have to make sure you have the proper cleaning supplies to perform the job. Here is a list of useful tools you’ll need.

  • All-purpose cleaner
  • A scrub brush or sponge
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Paper towels
  • A toilet bowl cleaner and brush
  • Glass cleaner
  • Grout cleaner (if needed)

Pro Tip: If you’d prefer to use natural cleaning products, baking soda and vinegar are a dynamic duo that can tackle most bathroom cleaning tasks.

Declutter and remove items.

Now that you have your supplies, you can begin the first part of the deep cleaning process: decluttering. Tidying up your bathroom space makes it a lot easier for you to clean any areas that are hard to reach, which saves you plenty of time in the long run.

To do this, put any items that you regularly use away. This can be hair products, toothbrushes, towels, and other personal care items. This clears up the space so you have a better idea of what needs to be cleaned.

After you’ve put away the items you do want, begin throwing away the ones you don’t. This includes empty bottles, expired products, and any other items that you no longer use.

Dust and sweep.

To deep clean your bathroom, you can use a duster or microfiber cloth or duster to pick up dust and cobwebs from ceiling corners, light fixtures, and vents. Additionally, be sure to sweep the floor to remove any loose dirt or debris.

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Clean the surfaces.

Next, apply the all-purpose cleaner (or your favorite bathroom cleaner) to the varying surfaces in your bathroom, including countertops, sinks, and vanities.

To do this, use a sponge to wipe away soap scum, toothpaste residue, and other stains. Be sure to pay careful attention to grout lines and other crevices where dirt and grime like to build up.

Tackle the toilet.

To clean the ‘porcelain throne,’ apply toilet bowl cleaner to your toilet bowl and let it sit for several minutes, or according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Then, using a toilet brush, scrub away any staining or debris in the toilet bowl, plus under the rim and around the edges. Be sure to wipe the exterior of the toilet tank and seat with disinfectant wipes to ensure a thorough clean.

Shine the shower and tub.

For an immaculate clean, try spraying your shower walls, tub, and shower doors with a bathroom cleaner — or a mixture of vinegar and water if you prefer to go the natural route.

Then, use your sponge to clean away any soap scum and mineral deposits, before rinsing. And to prevent water spots from forming, be sure to dry your shower and tub using microfiber towels.

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Deep clean grout and tile.

If you notice grout forming on your bathroom tiles or walls, you can use a grout cleaner to clean and brighten the affected area. And when cleaning, always make sure that you’re gently scrubbing dirt and stains, rather than scratching them away.

Polish fixtures and mirrors.

After you’ve tackled the grout, it’s time to tidy up your fixtures. To do this, use a glass cleaner to clean mirrors, windows, and any glass surfaces in the bathroom.

Once that’s done, you can go in with a bit of commercial metal polish to polish up chrome fixtures like faucets, showerheads, and towel racks for a brand-new feel.

Freshen up the floor.

Before you can kick up your feet and relax, be sure to go over your floors with a mop and whatever cleaning solution is suitable for the type of flooring you have.

Be mindful of any corners and edges where dirt likes to build up. Then, let the floor fully dry before adding your bath mats and rugs.



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