Spring has sprung again and it’s time to give your bathroom, together with the rest of your house, a thorough spring clean. The benefits of spring cleaning are sometimes more than you realise as you also walk into the new season with a refreshed mindset.
Why not start in the room that often needs the most thorough cleaning – your bathroom? You can probably get your bathroom clean in just a few hours if you use the right methods. So read on for some tips on how to blitz your bathroom and make it shine with the best spring cleaning tips and methods.
1. Clearing Out
It’s amazing how quickly a bathroom can become cluttered. Whether it’s old toiletries that you’re no longer using or half-empty bottles of shampoo, it can be all too easy to let things build up. Use the start of spring (and all other seasons for that matter) to clear out your bathroom. Throw away anything that you don’t need and put old products in a box to be donated. Taking a few minutes to declutter your bathroom can make a big difference in the way it looks and feels. Now you have one less thing to do on your bathroom spring-cleaning checklist.
2. Towels, Mats, And Shower Curtains
Nobody likes dealing with laundry, but it’s a necessary evil. When it comes to towels, mats, and shower curtains, there are a few extra steps you need to take to keep them clean and bacteria-free. Separate them into washing categories. Towels can be washed with your regular laundry, but mats and shower curtains may need to be washed separately.
Finally, make sure they’re completely dry before you put them back in the bathroom. damp towels are a breeding ground for bacteria, so it’s important to hang them up or put them in the dryer as soon as possible. By following these simple steps, you can keep your towels, mats, and shower curtains clean and fresh to head into the springtime.
3. Wipe Down Mirrors And Surfaces
Mirrors and other bathroom surfaces can easily become dirty. Fingerprints, soap scum, and water spots can all make mirrors look messy. With the sun shining in more during springtime, you’ll want the rays to bounce off a clean mirror instead of one flooded with fingerprints.
Mirrors should be cleaned with a soft, lint-free cloth. To remove fingerprints, use a vinegar solution. For soap scum, use a commercial cleaner or a mixture of baking soda and water. Water spots can be removed with a lemon juice solution. Spring cleaning mirrors and other bathroom surfaces will help to keep them looking their best.
4. Clean The Walls And Wall Fixtures
Most people don’t think about cleaning their bathroom walls very often, but it’s actually something that should be done on a regular basis. Walls can easily become stained with soap scum, mildew, and other dirt and grime. If left uncleaned, these stains can become increasingly difficult to remove. There are a few different ways to clean bathroom walls, depending on the type of material they’re made of. Choose the best method of spring cleaning based on your type of wall, and don’t forget to tend to the fixtures and hanging pictures/paintings.
5. Clean The Shower And Bath
Cleaning a shower and bath can be a bit of a pain, but it’s important to keep these areas clean in order to prevent mould and mildew from growing. Here are a few tips for spring cleaning your shower and bath:
- Use soap and water to clean the shower or bathtub. You can also use a tile cleaner or shower cleaner for tougher jobs.
- Be sure to clean the showerhead and taps. This will help prevent mineral buildup and keep them looking shiny and new.
- Take the time to clean the grout between tiles. This can be done with a toothbrush and some tile cleaner.
- If you have glass shower doors, be sure to clean them as well. Soap scum can build up quickly on glass, so it’s important to keep up with the cleaning.
6. Scrub The Toilets
Let’s face it, nobody likes scrubbing their toilet. It’s a dirty job, and it’s one that we usually leave to the professionals. However, there are times when we have to take matters into our own hands and give our toilet a good scrub. While you’re spring cleaning the rest of your bathroom, give your toilet a thorough clean.
The first step is to gather your supplies. You’ll need a toilet brush, some toilet cleaner, and a lot of elbow grease. Once you’ve got everything you need, it’s time to get started. Begin by spraying the toilet cleaner around the bowl. Then, use the toilet brush to scrub away any dirt or grime. Be sure to pay special attention to the underside of the rim, as this is where most of the gunk tends to accumulate. Keep scrubbing until the entire bowl is sparkling clean. Then, flush the toilet and stand back to admire your handiwork.
7. Finish Off With The Floor
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a clean bathroom floor. The tiles are shining, the grout is sparkling, and you can see your reflection on the floor. But how do you get your bathroom floor to look that clean? Start by sweeping or vacuuming the floor to remove any surface dirt or debris. Then, mop it using hot water and a quality floor cleaner. Be sure to pay attention to any areas that seem extra dirty or greasy. Once you’ve mopped the floor, let it air dry or use a towel to dry it off. For an extra shiny finish, buff the floor with a soft cloth. With a little time and effort, you can have a bathroom floor that looks as good as new when heading into spring.
Use this bathroom spring cleaning checklist and these best methods to restore a sense of cleanliness and bring the shine to your entire bathroom. A clean bathroom will pair perfectly with the warmer weather and sunshine breaking through your windows.
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