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Bathroom Cleaning 101: A Comprehensive Guide - Megafurniture

Bathroom Cleaning 101: A Comprehensive Guide

Maintaining a clean and hygienic bathroom is essential for the overall well-being of your household. A pristine bathroom looks inviting and helps prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. 

Let's walk through the essential steps and techniques for effective bathroom cleaning. 


Toilet Cleaning Supplies

Toilet Cleaning Supplies

Bathroom Cleaning Supplies Instruction
Toilet Bowl Cleaner Choose a reputable toilet bowl cleaner that effectively removes stains and kills bacteria.
Toilet Brush Invest in a sturdy toilet brush with tough bristles to scrub away stains.
Rubber Gloves Protect your hands with durable rubber gloves.
Disinfectant Wipes or Spray Use disinfectant wipes or sprays to sanitise the exterior surfaces of the toilet.
Microfiber Cloths These are perfect for wiping down surfaces without leaving streaks.

 

Toilet Cleaning Tools

Toilet Cleaning Tools

Toilet Cleaning Tools Instruction
Toilet Brush A good-quality toilet brush is essential for thorough cleaning.
Toilet Bowl Scrubber This tool is designed to reach deep into the bowl and remove stubborn stains effectively.
Toilet Paper Keep a roll of toilet paper handy for cleaning and wiping surfaces as needed.
Plunger Have a plunger on hand for dealing with occasional toilet clogs.
Bucket or a Basin A bucket is useful for carrying water and for mixing cleaning solutions when necessary.

 

Daily Bathroom Cleaning

Wipe Down Surfaces

Wipe Down Surfaces

Using disinfectant wipes is an efficient way to clean various bathroom surfaces, and it involves more than just giving things a cursory wipe. Here's what you should focus on:

  • Countertops. Start by cleaning the bathroom countertops. These surfaces are prone to collecting toothpaste splatters, soap residue, and other daily debris.
  • Faucets. Pay close attention to the faucet handles and spout. These areas are frequently touched and can harbour germs.
  • Handles. Don't forget about door handles, drawer pulls, and any other handles or knobs in your bathroom. These are often touched with dirty hands, making them hotspots for germ transmission.

 

Empty Trash Bin

Empty Trash Bin

Step

Instructions

1. Gather Your Supplies

Gather disposable gloves and a trash bag.

2. Prepare a New Liner

If your bin uses a liner, prepare a new one and ensure it fits securely.

3. Open the Bin

Carefully open the bin's lid using a foot pedal or touchless mechanism, if available.

4. Remove the Liner or Bag

Lift the liner or bag out of the bin, being careful not to tear it or spill its contents.

5. Tie Off the Bag

If using a bag, tie it securely at the top to seal it.

6. Dispose of the Contents

Empty the bin's contents into your household trash bag without spilling any debris.

7. Sanitise the Bin

Clean and sanitise the bin's interior surfaces to eliminate odours and germs.

8. Replace the Liner

If using a liner, replace it with the new one, ensuring a snug fit.

9. Close the Bin Securely

Close the bin's lid securely to contain odours and maintain a tidy appearance.

10. Dispose of Gloves

If you use disposable gloves, remove and dispose of them properly, then wash your hands thoroughly.


Squeegee Shower

Squeegee Shower

After each shower or bath, take a moment to squeegee the shower glass or tiles to prevent hard water spots and mould or mildew growth.

Weekly Bathroom Cleaning

Weekly Bathroom Cleaning

Scrub the Toilet

  • Use a Toilet Bowl Cleaner. Begin by selecting a reliable toilet bowl cleaner. These cleaners are specifically formulated to break down stains, mineral deposits, and germs in the toilet bowl. Choose one that suits your preferences and follow the product's instructions for effective cleaning.
  • Apply the Cleaner. Squeeze or pour the toilet bowl cleaner inside the bowl, ensuring it coats the entire surface, especially under the rim and around the waterline. Let the cleaner sit for a few minutes to work its magic. (During this time, you can move on to other tasks.)
  • Scrub with a Toilet Brush. Using a sturdy toilet brush with tough bristles, vigorously scrub the inside of the toilet bowl. Pay particular attention to any stains, discolouration, or mineral deposits. The brush's bristles help dislodge and remove these stubborn marks. Flush the toilet to rinse away the cleaner and reveal a clean and fresh bowl.

Clean Mirrors

  • Select a Glass Cleaner. Choose a quality glass cleaner for sparkling and streak-free mirrors. You can find various commercial glass cleaning products or make your own by mixing water, vinegar, or dish soap in a spray bottle.
  • Spray and Wipe. Spray the glass cleaner directly onto the mirrors, ensuring even coverage. Then, using a clean, lint-free microfiber cloth or a paper towel, wipe the mirrors in a gentle, circular motion.

 

Wash Bath Mats and Towels

  • Remove and Shake. Remove bath mats and towels from the bathroom. Take them outside or to your laundry area and shake them to dislodge loose dust and debris.
  • Launder for a Fresh Feel. Laundering bath mats and towels are essential for maintaining hygiene and a fresh bathroom atmosphere. Place them in your washing machine, following the care instructions on their labels. Use an appropriate detergent and set the machine to the recommended temperature.
  • Dry Thoroughly. After washing, thoroughly dry your bath mats and towels. Damp or musty-smelling textiles can contribute to an unpleasant bathroom environment. Dry them according to the care instructions, whether air drying or using a dryer.

Monthly Bathroom Cleaning

Monthly Bathroom Cleaning

Clean Grout

  • Scrub Grout Lines. Over time, the grout lines between your bathroom tiles can accumulate dirt, soap scum, and moisture, creating a breeding ground for mould and mildew. To combat this, you'll need a stiff-bristled brush, a grout cleaner, and a bit of elbow grease.
  • Apply Grout Cleaner. Start by applying a specialised grout cleaner or a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar to the grout lines. Let it sit for a few minutes to loosen the grime.
  • Scrub Thoroughly. Using the stiff-bristled brush, scrub the grout lines vigorously. Focus on areas with visible mould or discolouration. Rinse the grout with clean water and wipe away any remaining cleaner or debris. 

Dust Vents and Fixtures

  • Dust Vents. Bathroom vents and exhaust fans can accumulate dust and lint, reducing efficiency and potentially spreading allergens. Carefully clean the vent cover and surrounding area using a microfiber cloth or a duster with an extendable handle. For more stubborn dust, you can remove the vent cover for a thorough cleaning.
  • Dust Light Fixtures. Dust and cobwebs can accumulate on bathroom light fixtures, reducing the quality of light and making your bathroom look dingy. Turn off the power to the fixtures, then use a microfiber cloth to gently dust the bulbs, fixtures, and any decorative elements. Be cautious not to damage any fragile parts.

Check for Leaks

  • Visual Inspection. Inspect your bathroom for any water leaks or plumbing issues. Look for water stains or discolouration on the walls or ceilings below your bathroom. Check for dripping faucets or any visible signs of water pooling around the sink, toilet, or bathtub.
  • Listen for Drips. Listen for any dripping or hissing sounds in a quiet bathroom that may indicate a hidden leak. If left unaddressed, leaks can lead to water damage, mould growth, and increased water bills.
  • Address Any Issues. If you discover any leaks or plumbing problems during your inspection, it's crucial to address them promptly. Depending on the severity of the issue, you may need to contact a plumber for repairs to prevent further damage.

How to Clean the Toilet

How to Clean the Toilet

  1. Apply Cleaner. Start by applying toilet bowl cleaner to the inside of the bowl.
  2. Scrub Thoroughly. Use the toilet brush to scrub away stains, paying attention to the waterline and under the rim.
  3. Clean Exterior. Wipe down the exterior of the toilet with disinfectant wipes or spray.
  4. Replace Toilet Paper and Empty Bin. Restock toilet paper and empty the trash bin.

How to Clean the Bathroom Sink

How to Clean the Bathroom Sink

  1. Clear Clutter. Remove any items from the sink area.
  2. Spray and Wipe. Spray the sink and faucet with a bathroom cleaner and wipe them clean.
  3. Clean Drain. If the drain is slow, consider using a drain cleaner or a plunger to clear blockages.

How to Clean the Shower

How to Clean the Shower

  1. Remove Items. Take out any items such as shampoo bottles and soap.
  2. Scrub Tiles. Use a bathroom cleaner and scrub tiles, paying attention to grout lines.
  3. Clean Showerhead. If you have hard water stains, remove the showerhead and soak it in vinegar overnight.
  4. Squeegee. After cleaning, squeegee the glass or tiles to prevent water spots.

How to Clean the Bath Tub

How to Clean the Bath Tub

  1. Clear Debris. Remove any debris or items from the tub.
  2. Apply Cleaner. Apply a bathtub cleaner or a mixture of baking soda and water to the surface.
  3. Scrub Thoroughly. Scrub the tub with a non-abrasive sponge or brush.
  4. Rinse. Rinse the tub thoroughly to remove any cleaner residue.

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