Home Improvement

How to Clean a Bathroom

One of the most comfortable and relaxing places in the house should be the bathroom. It is after all called the comfort room. How can anyone be comfortable if it is messy, crowded, stinky, and moldy? Let’s get to work and show you how to clean that bathroom.

People usually spend more time trying to keep their living rooms or receiving rooms tidy because these are usually the first places that a guest would ever see. However, the state of the bathroom speaks of the character of the homeowner. A cluttered bathroom usually indicates that the owner is a disorganized person. A stinky and moldy bathroom screams lack of hygiene and a totally gross personality. A neat and fresh-smelling bathroom shows that the owner is serious about home cleaning and healthy living.

Bathroom cleaning might be the last thing anyone would ever want to do but considering that it is where private daily routines are done, it is critical that this room is maintained orderly and fresh all the time. Here are some quick cleaning tips to keep your bathroom clutter-free and squeaky clean.

The key to get started is a house cleaning checklist. Know what you need to do and what tools you may require before you start. This way, once you start cleaning, everything is handy. It is also important to have specific place for everything. Toiletries like soap, shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc must be placed in an area where you can access them easily but would not clutter your room.

A soft brush and a wash cloth are two important tools to keep. Never use a hard bristle brush on the surfaces of your bathroom and fixtures as this will scratch the finish and may cause permanent ugly marks. The use of strong detergents, bleaching formulas and other strong chemicals must be kept to a minimum and only if necessary. The harsh ingredients of these chemicals may actually cause fading and/or ugly yellow marks which you do not realize until some years down the road. Use alternative home-made solutions instead.

One of the oldest cleaning tips for windows and mirrors is to use white vinegar mixed with rubbing alcohol. It is known to be very effective in removing stains and water marks. After spraying this on the surfaces, wipe with a crumpled old newspaper and you will have clear and clean mirrors and windows.

To clean soap build up on sinks and toilet bowls, pour one cup of baking soda then one cup of white vinegar. Leave for 30 minutes to an hour then flush with water. Do this every 3-6 months to keep that hideous debris away. This should also solve the deposits on the water drains of the sink, bath tub, and toilets.

Mildew is one of the worst nightmares in house cleaning. Keep your bathroom walls mildew-free by wiping them with dry towels after you use your bathroom. Mix a half and half mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water and spray it on your bathroom ceiling and walls at least once in 3 months. Hydrogen Peroxide is an effective bleaching solution that does not have the destructive effects of other bleaching solutions.

Do not neglect your bathroom. The home cleaning tips above will help you keep it fresh and free of dirt. After all, the bathroom is the first room you probably visit when you wake up in the morning and the last room you go to before sleeping in your bedroom at night. These tips on how to clean your bathroom will most certainly keep it fresh smelling and easy to manage.