Whether it’s been a few days or a few months since your bathroom got cleaned, you need a clear checklist to follow to clean it properly. When you set a step-by-step plan for thoroughly cleaning the space, you give yourself a way to break down a large task into more manageable chunks — so you’re less likely to be overwhelmed and more likely to get the job done. Plus, a checklist helps you make sure nothing falls through the cracks and your bathroom gets clean. To help you tackle a bathroom-cleaning job, here’s a checklist to follow:
In most bathrooms, the shower and the tub are the biggest and dirtiest components to clean. By starting with this area, you can knock out the hardest project upfront. Start by removing any hair from the drain. Then, thoroughly scrub all surfaces from top to bottom with a circular motion, and wipe everything with a damp cloth. Finally, polish any handles, fixtures or shower doors.
Spray a light mist of glass cleaner on the mirror, wipe it with a clean cloth, and buff the glass to have no streaks.
Clear the sink and counter completely. Then, use dishwashing liquid or all-purpose cleaner on the sink, scrubbing and rinsing with a damp cloth. Last, buff the faucet and fixtures with a clean cloth, and return the products to their places.
Scrub the inside and outside of the toilet. Spray disinfectant inside the bowl, and let it sit. After 20 minutes, use a toilet brush to remove stains.
Clear everything from the floor, sweep or vacuum it and, when you want to deep-clean it, scrub the floor thoroughly. Get a bucket filled with soap and water, and use a sponge to scrub the floor from one side of the room to the other.
Take out the trash, spray the inside and outside of the trashcan, and replace the bag.
Wash and dry your towels, and replace with clean ones.
Take everything out of the vanity and/or medicine cabinet, wipe the shelves and drawers, and return everything to its storage spaces. Likewise, polish the knobs or pulls.
9. Paper products:
When you’re done cleaning the bathroom, double-check your paper supply and restock toilet paper to equip the room. There’s no magic formula to cleaning a bathroom, and re-arranging some of the tasks listed above may work best for you. Whatever order you complete the tasks, make sure you check off each one to get your bathroom fully clean.