Spring is here! I love my house being clean and organized and always get bit by the spring cleaning bug. I am constantly trying new ways to organize until I find just the right one where my house doesn’t look cluttered. This is the time to go room by room and really clean it and you always start with the room you want to do the least…..the bathroom.
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So what does it mean to deep clean the bathroom. To me, it’s cleaning every surface of the bathroom AND organizing the cabinets. First I start with taking everything out of the room (if possible) or at least taking it out in sections. Put those things away that are in the bathroom, but need to be moved like those towels on the floor. Then gather your supplies.
These are the cleaning supplies I constantly use and you can see most are multi-surface. I don’t want a billion products sitting everywhere. Feel free to substitute your all natural cleaning products in instead! I am just weird and I like to make extra sure those germs and bacteria are dead and gone. Haha I have heard good things about The Honest Company and even Melaleuca (LOVE their chapstick and Melaleuca oil – I swear you can use it for everything!). These are the products I use and trust after many years of trying different brands!
- Scrubbing Bubbles – I love using this in my shower and getting the gunk out of my sink. It makes cleaning super easy. You just shake, spray on, wipe, then rinse and you’re done! I swear it makes my life simple.
- Pine-Sol – This is my go to for floor cleaner. I can also use it to wipe down cabinets and walls and only make one bucket of soap and water. Obviously I start with the cabinets and walls before I mop the floor, but I have never had this take paint off the wall or anything. I love the scent too….so clean and fresh.
- Lysol toilet bowl cleaner – Okay I go between Clorox and Lysol. Whichever is on sale I grab!
- Windex Multisurface – This is the best. I use this for counters, glass, cleaning up spills of the floor, etc. Like I said before, multisurface is the way to go!
- Disinfecting Wipes – Like the toilet bowl cleaner I just grab whichever is on sale! No brand preference, they all pretty much have the same ingredients.
- Swiffer pads – I love using these to dust. It picks the dust up and it sticks to it! No using a cloth and half the dust falling onto the newly cleaned counter or anything. You can use reusable cloths too, but I swear the dust never sticks. If you know of one that works wonders, let me know!!
- Paper towel – of course. No explanation needed.
Get to cleaning! I always clean from top to bottom and from back of the room to front which helps me get this room as clean as humanly possible. Begin by throwing a load of laundry in of towels, any mats, and the shower curtain (yes it can get dirty). Throw away that inner plastic shower curtain and replace it too. A few dollars will get you a nice clean one ready to use. Next is dusting. Dust the light fixtures, tops of the mirrors, light switches, top of baseboards, top of the door frame, windowsills, and then dust some more. Don’t forget that if you have a ledge in your shower dust up there! Next clean your mirrors and windows. I then went to my shower. Just spray on my Scrubbing Bubbles and wipe it down. Squeaky clean. If your drain needs unclogged, make sure to do this prior to cleaning the shower/tub. It can get kind of gross.
Onto my counters and then the dreaded toilet. Make sure to let that toilet bowl cleaner sit for a while. Then grab your Scrubbing Bubbles, or cleaner of choice, and clean every surface of that thing. Lift the lids, clean the tank, the space between the tank and toilet lid, the sides of it, the nooks and crannies by those screws attaching it to the floor. EVERYTHING. You may feel gross after doing this, but afterwards you can just feel your bathroom radiate being clean. Next I make up my batch of Pine-Sol and water then wipe down the inside and outside of the cabinets, walls, the door (both sides), and the baseboards. White doors and husbands do not mix. I swear my husband’s hands are clean, but the guy leaves fingerprints on everything. It’s just something I will never understand.
Now go in and organize those cabinets and drawers. Throw away any of those partial bottles that have a little left because you don’t want to waste it. Just throw it away. You know it has been sitting there for a month or two.
Lastly is the floors. Grab your mop and scrub them down. The mop pictured above is MY FAVORITE. We have tried a bunch, but I hate those ones you have to wring out with your hands. I swear none of them work anywhere close to this baby. Best cleaning tool of my life and you can get it here.
Step back and enjoy the view. Feel the clean. Oh then repeat on your other bathrooms….