It’s nearly here – the season where people will actually be in your home. They might even be staying over for a few nights. For many, that means a serious bathroom cleaning session, and just the thought of the added elbow grease and hassle is enough to drive most people crazy before they ever set foot in the bathroom. Surely there’s a way to get it clean without the added hassle?
Actually, there are a few ways to get your bathroom cleaner. Unfortunately, they may mean one last scrub fest before you start keeping it cleaner every day. Here are a few tips to make the scrub fest just a bit easier, though.
Choose the right cleaner. Not every product on the shelf is going to help you clean every surface in the bathroom. Moreover, not every product was made for a tough, deep cleaning. Do a bit of research and come up with the right product for every surface. After all, a flimsy disinfecting wipe isn’t going to fight the soap scum on your tub.
Invest in a new scrub brush. When was the last time you replaced your scrub brush? The sooner you replace it, the sooner you can start some serious scrubbing. Go ahead and splurge on the scrubber you really want. It will make your job easier.
If you have serious buildup, spray your cleaner on the walls of the shower, then turn the shower on at full heat for a few minutes. The cleaner combined with the power of the steam from the shower should help you clean your walls in a snap. This can even work with a tough soap scum buildup.
If you can ventilate your bathroom well, and you have a gross grout problem, consider using straight bleach. It will help kill the mold and microorganism overflow, but the key is to make sure you’re well ventilated before you use it.
Now – Never Clean Again
Once your bathroom is shiny and clean, the key to never cleaning it again is simply keeping it clean. It’s easier than you think, too. Start with your own time in the bathroom every morning or evening. After you step out of the shower, take a bit of time to clean it up some. Wipe it down with a clean towel. It will help prevent soap scum and hard water buildup. In the morning, when you finish brushing your teeth, grab a washcloth. Wet it down with a bit of water, and wipe down the mirror and the sink area. Dry it immediately with the other half of the washcloth or another dry washcloth. Don’t forget about the toilet! Each morning before you leave for work, just take your scrub brush beside the toilet, and give it a quick scrub. No chemicals required.
An incessantly clean bathroom is a truly beautiful thing. Not only will you appreciate the lack of the back breaking scrubbing, but your guests will also appreciate the level of clean when they step in this holiday season.