Spring Equinox is right around the corner. What are the first things that you tackle for your spring cleaning? One of the first places we suggest is cleaning the bathroom. Dirty bathrooms can be unpleasant and extremely unhygienic which can lead to mould growth, bacteria accumulation, and particle build-up. This can cause several problems that can affect your health and the longevity of your systems. So let’s get into how to clean the bathroom!
Importance of Tackling Your Spring Cleaning
We all use bathrooms throughout the day, every single day. It’s notably important to keep your rooms clean and hygienic to best protect your well-being. In addition, by keeping up with regular cleaning and maintenance, you’ll eliminate potential plumbing emergencies.
- Great hygiene practices: Where there’s moisture accumulation, it can become a breeding ground for bacteria, mildew, and mould. As you neglect to clean your bathroom, it becomes a highly unhygienic area that will greatly impact your health.
- Aesthetics: Think of your bathroom as your home spa. In order to have the aesthetics that induces rejuvenating feelings, it’s best to keep up with your general maintenance and cleaning routines to reduce discolouration, mould growth, etc.
- General maintenance: Cleaning your bathroom regularly will keep mould, bacteria, and particle growth at bay. Whether you need to clean and repair your grout, caulking, and other aspects – Keeping up with your maintenance will reduce expensive plumbing repairs.
- Solid ventilation: Air flow helps bacteria and mould growth at a minimum. Since they love humidity and moisture, as long as you keep your bathroom well-ventilated, you’ll reduce the chances of overgrowth. Additionally, wiping down wet areas will help significantly as well!
The little things go a long way!
Clean Your Bathroom like a Pro
This spring, we’re offering you this comprehensive checklist to clean your bathroom thoroughly like a pro. Let’s go!
Bathroom Cleaning Checklist:
- Plan it out: In order to tackle all of the areas of your bathroom, it may be wise to break
- it up into small chunks and accomplish them over a span of time. Leaving it all for one day may make it daunting and exhausting.
- Tools: Rubber gloves, sponges, scrap fabric, old (sanitized) toothbrushes and other things that are dedicated to your bathroom cleaning are great hygienic practices.
- Ventilation: When you clean your bathroom, open up windows and/or turn on your fan to circulate the air. No one wants to breathe in bathroom cleaner or toxic bleach fumes.
- Declutter your bathroom and cabinets: Air circulation in your bathroom and cabinets are important to keep dust, critters, and mould at bay. If you’re noticing unused items or expired goods, toss them. If you have doubles of items, give them away.
- Clean weekly: Use your go-to bathroom cleaning tools to clean weekly. Dust, vacuum, and wipe down all surfaces. If you have bathroom mats that can go in the washing machine, toss them in there for a refresher! Shower curtains that can go in the washing machine can be done at the same time if it suits you.
- Clean your window frame: Use a scrap fabric or paper towel to clean the window frame. Moisture and humidity can drip down and become the perfect environment for bacteria and mould to thrive. Wipe it down after every shower or weekly.
- Wipe down the walls: Prepare a bowl of warm water and a small amount of dish soap. Use a scrap cloth to wipe down your walls.
- Clean your toilet and around the basin thoroughly: You may have noticed a lot of dust, hair, and other things that can gather at the foot of your toilet. Using rubber gloves will help protect your hands from bacteria that may be living there.
By following these cleaning practices, you can be sure that your bathroom is a hygienic
Here’s another fantastic article that gives you additional ideas for your bathroom spring cleaning.
Bathroom Cleaning Hacks
Next, we’d love to share some simple cleaning hacks that may make your life easier. Here are some zero-waste options that will save you some money!
Keep your used lemons:
Not only is lemon juice a deliciously refreshing smell but it’s also a fantastic zero-waste cleaner! The acidity in the lemon helps remove hard water build-up, soap scum, and discolouration. If you just used some lemons for your salad, put it in an air-tight container of lemons in the fridge (to be used within 3 days). Use the juicy part of your lemon as your sponge. After, wipe surfaces down with warm water.
- Around faucets
- Grout: Soak your grout in lemon juice for 10-20 minutes. Finally, wipe it all down with warm water.
Most households have white vinegar in the pantry. You can soak your showerhead overnight in vinegar. It’ll help break down mineral deposits that accumulated in there.
Grout and faucets: Fill a spray bottle with 2/3 vinegar and ⅓ water. Leave it to soak for 10-20 minutes. Next, grab an old toothbrush and scrub in circular motions to break up the particles and mildew in the grout. Finally, wipe it with warm water.
This is another household item that can make cleaning easier. Because it’s a mildly abrasive cleaner, it’s perfect for your bathroom!
- Grout: Grab a bowl and make a paste: ½ cup of baking soda, a few drops of dish soap, and a bit of water to get the right consistency. Apply liberally onto the grout lines. Next, you’ll want to let it soak for about 20 minutes. Scrub in circular motions to break up the particles. Finally, wipe it all down with warm water.
- Drains: Open up your bathtub drain. Measure ½ cup of baking soda and pour it down the drain. Next, pour white vinegar. You should see it bubble up! Let it all soak and break up the grime that lingers in your drain. Finally, turn on the hot water to allow the ingredients to through. Wipe your drain and you’re good to go!
- Vinyl: Many folks have vinyl flooring. Sprinkle on the floor and use a wet sponge or cloth to break up stains and particles. Wipe it down with warm water.
Apartment Therapy has some fantastic recipes to make your own bathroom cleaners! Use household items to save some money and make use of what you already have.
To wrap it up, bathroom cleaning is an essential part of hygienic practices and reducing possible plumbing emergencies. Whether you choose to accomplish your tasks weekly or monthly, what’s important is that it gets done. Share the tasks with your household members by creating a bathroom cleaning to-do list. Having your family members contribute to the general upkeep, you’ll certainly have a sigh of relief.
We hope you found this blog post useful and informative!
What are your go-to bathroom cleaners and recipes?
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!