This may seem like a no-brainer for some but mad cleaning skills don't come easily to everyone. This is a method that has worked for me for a number of reasons:
*It's quick! I really can't stand spending all of my day cleaning.
*It's easy! No hardcore scrubbing required.
*It works! You'll be left with a sparkly clean bathroom!
Once you get the initial cleaning done, it's a snap to keep your bathroom clean!
Gather your supplies. I use a cheap mop bucket I got at the Dollar Store.
Here's what I keep in my "kit" (I have one of these for every room):
- Baking soda
- Hard-bristled tooth brush
- Paper towels
- "Magic Erasers"
- Cheap scrub brush
- Cheap fabric softener sheets
- Cheap whitening toothpaste
- A couple of cheap sponges
Also bring a broom.
Sprinkle your tub, sink and faucets with baking soda. Poor about half a cup of vinegar into your toilet. Clean your mirror with a mix of vinegar and water (I keep it mixed up in a cheap spray bottle) and a paper towel.
Scrub your sink (with the baking soda in it) with your sponge, making sure to wipe down the faucets as well. Wipe down your counter top. Rinse the sink with water and dry with paper towel.
Scrub your tub (with the baking soda in it) with your sponge, faucets included. If you have tile in your shower, use the whitening toothpaste in between the tiles (if you have dirt there) with the toothbrush. Wipe down all your tiles with vinegar and water.
If your shower head is dirty, you can clean it but placing it in a bowl of vinegar for a few minutes.
Using your toilet brush, give your toilet a good scrub. The acid in the vinegar works to get rid of that icky stuff that gets in the bowl. Use a wet rag to wipe down the seat, the lid, and the back of the toilet.
If you have any marks or scuffs on the wall I have two words--magic eraser. They'll take off any kind of mark you can think of. Give your wall a quick wipe down with a wet rag if needed.
Now you can go ahead and sweep/mop if needed.
Here's a trick my mother taught me and it's the best thing ever. Put a fabric softener sheet in the toilet paper roll. It works as a subtle but great air-freshener!
And there you have it. A sparkly clean bathroom! I got myself into the habit of doing a quick wipe-down of the tub after every use. This helps to avoid buildup.
Now, I try to use as many natural, household items as I can while I'm cleaning but you can use whatever products you prefer.
"I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star in somebody else's sky"