Your bathroom is one of the most dreaded rooms to clean for most people, even though 88% of the time the toilet is the focal point of a routine house cleaning. 

If you are not looking forward to this necessary task, then having a plan to clean more effectively can help.

Read on about how to clean bathroom surfaces for the best results. 

Prepare Yourself to Clean the Bathroom

Just jumping into a bathroom cleaning frenzy is not the way to proceed. You may have let your bathroom get a little grimy from neglect, but it’s never too late to get on track. Getting yourself prepared to clean your bathroom will help you succeed.

Get Motivated

Imagine taking a warm relaxing bath without spotting that mildew buildup in the cracks of your tile. You may be able to ease tension without the anxiety that cleaning is in order. 

The thought of having a spa-like oasis in your home is just one benefit of a clean bathroom but it should motivate you to stay on top of your cleaning duties.

Buy Your Cleaning Supplies

Now that you are motivated, you should also be prepared with the proper cleaning supplies. 

Keep things simple but also tactful, buying things for specific tasks. A general cleaning supply list should include:

  • Pack of Rough-Sided Sponges
  • Toilet Bowl Brush
  • Mop
  • Broom and Dust Pan and/or Vacuum
  • Nylon Scrub Brush
  • Pair of Dish Gloves
  • All-Purpose Cleaner or Window Cleaner, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, and Floor Cleaner
  • Natural Cleaners like Baking Soda and White Vinegar
  • Microfiber Clothes

How to clean a bathroom depends on whether you prefer natural or chemical ingredients and if you choose deposable supplies or reusable ones. The current condition of your bathroom will also help you decide if you need additional assistance or maybe require a professional maid service to take over. 

How to Clean Bathroom Surfaces

While your toilet may be an object of concern, your shower curtains and floor have 60 times more bacteria on them. Therefore, you should spread out your focus onto other areas of your bathroom to get a complete clean. 

Tackle Specific Surfaces

Instead of looking at your bathroom as a common area, zoom in on specific surfaces to assess their needs.  By seeing how dirty an area is before you start cleaning, you can prepare the right solutions and get the best tools for the job. 

For example, urine stains on your floor may need baking soda and a nylon scrub brush rather than an all-purpose cleaner and a soft sponge to get the job done. 

Start From Top to Bottom

Be sure to clean from top to bottom. Start with light fixtures and your ceiling. Then move to mirrors before wiping countertops, the toilet, and the tub or shower. 

Your last stop should be the floor to get any debris that fell off the other areas. 

Leaving the Job to the Professionals

Now that you know how to clean bathroom surfaces, you may think that it is too much work to keep up. Let us help you with this task with a professional maid for a regular daily, weekly, or monthly cleaning. 

Contact us today to get an estimate and schedule a service.