The Bathrooms – Day 2 – 7 Days to a Cleaner Home

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series 7 Days to a Cleaner Home
7 Days to a Cleaner Home - Day 2 the Bathrooms

This is part 2 of the series 7 Days to a Cleaner Home This series details how I get my whole house in company order in the space of 7 days. 

The bathroom is notoriously one of the least favorite rooms in the whole house to clean.

This is due to the fact that it gets grimy quickly.  And well the nature of the grime.

So today we’ll just start right off, get the ick out of the way, and give the bathroom a nice deep cleaning. Yes, this is still part of the whole get that home clean in 7 days thing. And you may have more than 1 bathroom to clean but nevertheless, I’m going to give you my tips to clean those bathrooms lickety-split. Focused and unencumbered (I’m talking about those small fry here) I can deep clean three bathrooms in about an hour (or so).

No drawers or cupboards will be decluttered but the bathroom will be clean.

It’s a nice convenient idea to put together a cleaning kit specified for the particular room you are cleaning. Here is another idea for putting together a cleaning kit for your home.

Your 7 Days to a Clean Home Bathroom Cleaning Method

  • Clear all the stuff off the counters. Remove all towels and floor mats to be washed.
  • Take down the shower curtain and throw it in the washer or replace it. If you have a plastic shower curtain you can wash it with some towels as this will apply a bit of scrubbing power.
  • Now my cool knew added tidbit. Take a long handled duster<= Amazon link (oh please say you have one they are so great) and run it along the ceiling corners, over the light fixtures (the ones above the mirror), over the door jam and behind the door AND lovely of all lovelies run it along your baseboards!
  • Using a cloth sprayed with all-purpose cleaner quickly wipe door handles, light switchplates (carefully), and towel bars.
  • Spray or pour your toilet bowl cleaner in the toilet bowl.
  • Next up clean the tub and/or shower. So many ways to do this. I’ve even written about it here.  For the sake of this post and this 7 Day frenzy, I’ll let you know how I tackle that this is for my daughter’s tub/shower (which she actually now cleans herself) and our walk in shower with awful glass shower doors.
    1. I apply cleanser (of choice) to a sponge and, starting at the top, scrub top to bottom. Don’t look too closely we just want to clean for now.
    2. Okay, okay, since you twisted my arm you can also take a spray shower cleaner and go hog wild spraying it around the shower. Go clean the sink or something and then come back and scrub to bottom. Rinse and dry.
    3. Spray the fixtures with nonacid or window cleaner. Buff dry. This goes for the glass doors and all the rest of the shower when I’m working fast. Drying makes it look very nice.
    4. Repeat scrubbing drying process in the sink.
  • Whew! Put the garbage pail and anything on the floor in the hallway. Make sure you’ve tossed all the garbage on the counters in the can.
  • Remove items from the counter (I put them on the floor).
  • Now spray your mirror and sink fixtures with window cleaner and wipe dry.
  • Next, fill your sink with hot water and a dash of all-purpose disinfecting cleaner (we’re going after the toilet here.
  • Then I take 3 cleaning cloths and dip them in the sink solution and then squeeze out the excess. Use these cloths to wipe all over the toilet seat, rim, and base.
  • Got a little time? Dip a clean cloth in the sink solution and give your garbage pail a once over.
  • Finally, sweep (or wipe it up with a used dryer sheet to remove lint and hair) and now mop your floor (I use the solution still in the sink for this). I use a microfiber mop and also this one from Libman.

You’re done!

Turn out the lights and pat yourself on the back.

Tomorrow get ready for the kitchen…

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