They say you judge someone based on the cleanliness of their bathroom, so you want yours to be gleaming. Follow my guide to achieve this.
Where To Start?
For best results, begin by removing all of your products from the shower and/or bathtub. Toss all used towels into the wash and remove any items from the counters too. You should do this before you start cleaning, instead of as you go, this will make the job easier and quicker.
It is also important to have the correct tools, to tackle the cleaning. I wouldn’t be without my trusted bath and shower scrubber from Susi’s Scrubbers. Keep on reading to find out how I use to it to achieve gleaming results.
To maintain a clean bath and shower consistency is key. You should aim to clean your shower/bath at least three times a week.
To clean this area of my bathroom I grab my scrubber, I choose to use this scrubber as it is super easy to use and has an effective design. One side is rougher, which is perfect for removing stains and lifting soap residue. Whereas, the other side is slightly softer and more absorbent, which is great for more sensitive surfaces.
To clean my bath and shower I simply dampen the scrubber with warm water, squeeze a few drops of my favourite dish soap onto it and work from one side to the other. I use the rougher side on my shower head and taps to achieve the gleaming look we all desire, and the other for the rest of the surfaces.
To achieve that shiny sink we all desire, simply fill a spray bottle with equal parts water and white vinegar. Spray the solution onto your bathroom scrubber and wipe away soapy residue and spatters over your sink.
You can also give chrome taps extra shine by dabbing them with baby oil and wiping them over with the rougher side of the scrubber.
Another tip to help maintain a shiny sink is to swap your soap dish for a soap dispenser. It is not only more hygienic, but it will also keep your sink and countertop cleaner.
Organisation is key, dedicate an area for each of your products. For example, one for cosmetics, one for skincare and another for shower/bath products. They can be stashed away but remain within reach.
A clutter-free counter instantly makes a bathroom look and feel cleaner.
An important part of the bathroom, this is where we look at the start and end of each day. If water spots, streaks and smudges are staring back at you then it is time to clean your mirror. A dirty mirror can make an otherwise clean bathroom look unkept.
To return it to a gleaming state, mix half a cup of water, half a cup of white vinegar and one tablespoon of cornstarch and pour this into a spray bottle. Shake the bottle and spray the mirror with a generous amount of the solution. Use your scrubber to wipe across the mirror in a broad “S” pattern, working from edge to edge and top to bottom.
Finally, when the mirror looks clean, stand in a different spot of the room to see any areas which you may have missed.
Mildew In The Bathroom
How To Get Rid Of Mildew:
Fill a small spray bottle with white vinegar. Spray the affected areas, this could be your tiles, grout, painted walls and ceramic surfaces with a generous amount of the vinegar. Let it sit for one to two hours.
Scrub the mold and mildew away with the use of the scrubber. The bathroom scrubber is hardwearing and will help remove the dirt from deep in its surfaces.
How To Prevent Mildew:
To prevent further problems with mildew, keep your bathroom dry and well-ventilated. During and after a shower or bath, open a window or use a vent fan (if you have one).
Also, try to keep the sink and shower area dry after each use.
5 Regular Habits To Help You Maintain A Clean Bathroom
- Wipe Down The Shower/Bathtub
Make it a daily job that the last person who showers/baths each day to wipe down the tub’s surfaces. Simply take a wet scrubber and using the soft absorbent side wipe the surfaces from one end to the other. This will prevent the build up of dirt and soap residue.
The scrubbers come with a handy hook, so can be left in the shower to dry and use the next day.
- Empty The Trash Can
As simple as this sounds it can make a huge difference, aim to empty it every other day. Any amount of garbage can make the room smell awful, so getting into this habit as part of your weekly habits will make a huge difference.
- Keep Your Towels Fresh
Wash them after every couple of uses. Also, ensure they are bone dry before putting them away in the cupboard, this will help you to avoid that awful damp smell. To make sure they are dry leave them outside to dry for a sufficient amount of time or pop them in your dryer.
I also think it is worth investing a few extra dollars in good quality towels, which will last twice the lifetime of budget ones – towels are used and washed often so need to be able to withstand there usage.
- Make Sure Your Bathroom Is Well Ventilated
Whether that means putting on the fan or cracking open a window, it is vital you do this daily. As bathrooms are where the most moisture is gathered, there is nothing worse than the awful damp smell and build-up of mildew.
- Multi-Task While Cleaning Your Teeth
By tackling small tasks daily, you will prevent them from becoming big jobs later down the line. So, of an evening when you are preparing for bed and brushing your teeth, take a damp scrubber and wipe down your sink of any soap residue.
- Keep Pipes Clear
It doesn’t take long for hair, food or dirt to build up in waste pipes. Once a week, simply boil water, pour half down the drain, wait a few minutes, then add the rest.