Apr 15, 2024

The Ultimate Bathroom Deep Cleaning Guide - 10 Must-Know Tips

The Ultimate Bathroom Deep Cleaning Guide - 10 Must-Know Tips

It might just be the most dreaded space in the home to clean - the bathroooooom *cue horror movie soundtrack*. Just kidding, cleaning the bathroom isn’t all that bad IF you have a good plan in place to tackle it. Here are 10 must-know tips for your next bathroom cleaning endeavour.

1. Declutter first

This is the #1 golden rule for cleaning any space. Take stock of your bathroom belongings so you can trash any used up toothpaste tubes, donate any appliances you no longer use, or even regift those hand creams and bath bombs you were given 3 birthdays ago (seriously, it’s time).

2. Clean from the top down

Another staple rule for cleaning and tidying, cleaning from the top down ensures dust, grime, and cobwebs from the roof don’t end up on an already clean floor, leading to double the cleaning effort.

3. Ventilation is key

Whenever you’re using cleaning products, it’s always a good idea to open windows and doors and turn on exhaust fans for proper ventilation. Even if you’re not using harsh chemicals, this is still a good idea.

4. Focus on fixtures

Bathroom features like taps, showerheads and door handles are often missed in the cleaning process. Make sure you clean them with microfibre cleaning cloths for that extra shine.

5. Kill mould at the roots

There’s nothing worse than mould in the bathroom. A quality mould remover, won’t just get rid of mould on the surface, but it will destroy mould at its roots, stopping it from returning. Before cleaning mould though, be sure to address any excess moisture, water damage, or other causes for mould appearing.

6. Wash shower curtains, towels and bath mats

Yep, they’re part of the bathroom, too! You can also take the opportunity to wash kitchen hand towels and other cleaning cloths at the same time.

7. Use specialised cleaning products

This can make all the difference between a clean that’s ‘meh’ and a clean that truly shines. For example, using a specialised shower glass cleaner or mould killer instead of DIY remedies or catch-all cleaning products can lengthen the time between cleans, and provide a better clean with less effort needed.

8. Freshen up your drains

This is a must. If your drains are filled with mildew, hair, grime, and other gross stuff, they’re a breeding ground for bugs, bacteria and odours. Find an environmentally friendly way to clean your drains and run with it.

9. Don’t just clean, protect as well

Bathroom surfaces are super inclined to gather grime, hard water stains, mould, and other mess. To extend the time between cleans with an added layer of surface protection, treat your tile and grout, bathtub and toilet, and glass surfaces with a hydrophobic nanocoat barrier post-clean.

10. Maintain regular cleaning

Pick up some quality bathroom cleaning supplies like a multi-purpose cleaner, bathroom squeegee, and drill scourer brush to make your life easier when it comes to maintaining your clean bathroom. Don’t be afraid to set a recurring date in your calendar as a reminder so you can plan around your cleaning schedule.

Bathroom cleaning might sound like a super annoying chore but it simply has to be done, and we hope you can use these tips to make the process a little easier.