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Not the Best Plan for Quick & Easy Bathroom Cleaning


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Many of us dread the deep bathroom cleaning process, but there are some tips to easily do it without missing the important bits. It is always nice to have a plan and some good organisational skills, which will save you both time and effort when cleaning the bathroom. The bathrooms need regular and efficient cleaning because of the large number of germs which can inhabit it due to the use of the toilet and for washing.

So, before you put those gloves on, make sure you have all the necessary cleaning products and tools you will need. This includes your preferred multi-cleaner or if you prefer a green cleaning solution – vinegar and water, a spray bottle, baking soda, a toilet cleaner, paper towels, microfiber cloth, a scrubber and an old toothbrush.

It is a good idea to first steam the bathroom to make removing the residue from the walls easier, so do the cleaning after you or someone else in the household has taken a hot shower or bath.

Open the bathroom windows to let the fresh air enter. Take off all of the soaps, bottles, cups and any other items you have on your shelves, on the sink and countertops and place them all in a wash basin or plastic storage box. This will allow easy and thorough cleaning of all surfaces. If you have a shower curtain or window curtains take them off as well in order to wash them.

After that, you are ready to spray all walls with your cleaning solution (vinegar and water, or if you prefer – a ready-made cleaning product). You can also spray and dust the toilet with baking soda, or use your cleaning solution on it as well. Let the solution do its job for a few minutes. In the meantime start cleaning the items from the countertops and other surfaces with the microfiber cloth and paper towels.

In a few minutes let the scrubbing begin. Wipe the walls from top to bottom. Use a microfiber cloth for the shelves and countertops. You can efficiently wipe the mirrors and windows with paper towels.
The shower and toilet are best cleaned with a scrubber. Use the old toothbrush for the grouts.

If your shower head is removable, you can soak it in a vinegar solution overnight to make cleaning it easier.

The toilet should be cleaned with your preferred toilet cleaner, and it is easier to use the old toothbrush for those nooks and other crannies which are hard to reach. If there are any stains or mineral deposits you can use pumice. Finally, polish it off with a microfiber cloth.

Leave the cleaning of the sink for the end, because it is highly likely you will be using it quite a lot during the washing of the rest of the bathroom. Spray it with your cleaning solution and sprinkle it with baking soda. For a better effect, leave it like that for a couple of hours and wash it after that. Use the toothbrush for the narrow opening of the faucet.

In the meantime, if you are done with the washing of the shower curtain and other curtains, you can hang them back up. Arrange all the cleaned items back on the shelves and countertops and you are done!

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I'm a wife, a mother and a housewife. I've learned a lot of tricks that help me deal with the household in the fastest way. And I'm going to share them with you.