A bathroom is often taken for granted and not appreciated for all that it offers us. Not only is it a place where we do our daily ‘business’ but it is also the place where we shower, wash and for many females, do our hair and makeup. With so many things to do in one room, it is sure to get dirty quicker than any other room.
Unfortunately, as much as we would like to have a clean bathroom, no one enjoys the chore of actually having to clean it. This article aims to make the undesirable art of bathroom cleaning a little easier, quicker and thus enjoyable.
Luckily enough, bathroom surfaces are made of materials which are easily cleanable, meaning that not too much effort, pressure or scrubbing is needed. In many cases, warm water and a product of some sort are enough to do the job.
Commercial product inventors are making our job even easier by providing leave on sprays etc. meaning that you could potentially clean your bathroom without the use of a sponge! Who would have thought? …
Bathroom counter tops are exposed to everything from makeup to toothpaste. Lucky enough, most counter tops are made of durable material, making them super easy to clean. Home remedies, often involving baking soda are great for cleaning counters. If you do plan on using a commercial product, check that it is suitable for use on your surfaces, and always perform a patch test.
Nothing is less attractive than looking into a mirror covered in toothpaste spatter! Bathroom mirrors should be regularly cleaned, ensuring that the frame is also given a good wipe down. Specialist mirror/window cleaners are available although a simple mix of vinegar and water will work wonders on your mirror.
Bathtubs should be rinsed after every bath to avoid the build up of bacteria etc. When it comes to cleaning bathtubs, make sure that you know whether you have a traditional porcelain bathtub or a newer plastic one. Products should then be used accordingly. Ensure that you clean around the taps and remove any rust, limescale and other marks e.g. hair dye stains.
If you have a standing shower, you need to ensure that it is rinsed on a daily basis to avoid the growth of mildew. You also need to keep the door slightly open to allow circulation. If you find that mildew has grown, use a mildew removing product, which can be found widely in shops.
Shower curtains and bath mats are always ignored and forgotten. Remember, these need to be cleaned as well. These should be regularly sprayed with disinfectant or a cleaner similar to that effect. Once in a while, it is wise to wash them in the washing machine. Yes, that’s right – the washing machine. In order to make sure that they do not tear, include a couple of towels in the wash.
Toilets should be cleaned on a regular basis. Use an appropriate product and a toilet brush. Keeping toilet blocks in the tank or hanging one in the toilet basin will keep your toilet fresh, but also clean.
Drains should be cleaned regularly. Soda crystals are most effective at making sure that anything in your drains gets dissolved.
When cleaning a bathroom, it is most important to remember to clean EVERYTHING. Bacteria can accumulate anywhere and anywhere. However, with the right remedies/products and tools, it doesn’t have to be a daunting task.