The bathroom is one of the areas of the house that you often use. Unfortunately, it has germs and dirt that might be invisible to the naked eye. You should clean it regularly to eliminate these microbes and keep it tidy. Besides the regular quick cleaning, you should also deep clean to ensure that you don’t miss any inch or corner and that it’s thoroughly sanitized. It would take more time than your regular cleaning, so choose the most convenient day.
Wash towels and shower curtain
A general rule of thumb is to replace bath towels after three uses, while you can replace hand towels after three to four days. Wash these towels properly by using your washing machine’s sanitizing setting. If yours doesn’t have this feature, add bleach to remove hard-to-eliminate germs and bacteria. Avoid hanging your used towels from a hook, but spread them on a bar instead to help them dry quicker. Be sure to clean the bar, as microbes may stick there too. For the shower curtain, wash it in the washing machine filled with warm water with a mix of vinegar and detergent. Hang it to air dry once done.
Clean the bathtub and showerhead
Use a bathroom cleaner on the bathtub, leave it for at least 15 minutes before scrubbing, then rinse. For a thorough clean, fill it with hot water, and wipe with a soft cloth after draining. If you have a shower, dirt could accumulate in the showerhead. Vinegar is an effective solution for eliminating dirt. Soak the showerhead in plastic full of white vinegar and leave overnight before rinsing with hot water.
Work on the toilet
Bacteria and germs could stay in the toilet even after flushing. They may be invisible, but these microorganisms could reach other parts of the bathroom. While you can buy toilet cleaning solutions, you could also use baking soda. Pour a cup of it into the bowl, and leave for a few minutes. Next, brush the toilet, then flush. If you still see stains or limescale, use a damp pumice stone to remove them. Also, invest in a quality toilet brush to make cleaning easier and more effective. The best toilet brush is made from silicone material because it’s easy to push dirt and quick to clean.
Clean walls, floor, and countertop
Wiping the walls, floor, and countertop regularly will keep the bathroom dry, which is essential to prevent mold and mildew. But you should also do a deep clean by spraying an all-purpose cleaner, then producing steam by turning the hot water on for a few minutes. Once steam builds up, turn off the hot water, and close the bathroom door to let the steam and cleaner mix. Leave it for about 20 minutes, then use a clean cloth to wipe
Take care of the sink
Clean the faucet with disinfecting wipes, which you can throw after use. For the sink, use vinegar or baking soda for cleaning, then flush with hot water.
Keeping the bathroom clean will help you enjoy bath time even more. Plus, you can also prevent health issues that may be caused by bacteria or germs lurking there.