How to Clean a Bathroom Fast and Efficiently - Full Guide

How to Clean a Bathroom Fast and Efficiently – Full Guide

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Since you rely on the bathroom to keep your body clean, it is reasonable to assume that it ought to be the space in your home that is the cleanest. Because of the water, steam, and extra filth, your room has a high risk of becoming a breeding ground for germs, fungi, and unpleasant smells. Because of this, rural residence reflects on how to clean your bathroom thoroughly from top to bottom. 

Ways to Make Your Bathroom Smell Good All the Time

When the time comes when you need to give your whole bathroom. Whether it's a powder room or a master bath, follow these tips and methods on cleaning a bathroom to have it ready for use and make it smell good.

1. Completely scrub the floor surfaces.

A genuine and thorough cleaning of your bathroom floors can't be achieved just by vacuuming them. To do it, you will need to use a mop. Use a professional floor disinfectant and apply copious amounts of it, or prepare your own bleach solution by adding one tablespoon of bleach to one quart of water. Either way, this will accomplish the desired result.

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After that, adjust the temperature of your shower to high and either turn off the vent or shut the window. As soon as the steam enters the room, switch off the shower and seal the door to the bathroom. After allowing the steam to remain for twenty minutes, you should then clean the floor. When you are finished, ensure that the door is left open so that the room may air dry.

2. Clear and clean the surfaces.

If you want to give a bathroom a thorough cleaning, you will need to pay some tender loving care to every surface in the room, even those you probably don't give much thought to frequently. Be sure to give every surface, including the floor of your shower, a thorough cleaning with a disinfectant spray, wipes, or distilled white vinegar. You don't need to worry about the toilet just now since you'll get to it in a little while. 

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But you should definitely clean and sterilize the vanity (including the doors of the cabinetry), as well as the sinks, handles on the faucet and door knobs, and even the pull on your window. This relates to the overriding guideline of thoroughly cleaning a bathroom, which is that you need to sterilize whatever you touch, walk on, or sit on. It must be sanitized if you touch, step on it, step on it, or sit on it.

3. Vacuum all surfaces

Whether you have short or long hair, there is a good chance that a significant amount of it will wind up on your bathroom floor at some point. The same may be said about the dust that is floating around in the air around us. As a result of this, it is essential to vacuum the area before beginning the scrubbing process. Doing so gives you a clean slate on which to work. 

Start by using the hose attachment on your vacuum cleaner to clean the whole floor, get into the corners, under and around the toilet, and below the vanity. You should also vacuum the floor of the shower as well as the countertops in the bathroom. After you have completed the task, give the head of the suction attachment a quick wash-off, and then put the vacuum away.

4. Get rid of all the junk.

Why is the counter in the bathroom piled high with stuff? The first thing you'll want to do is clear away any debris and other obstacles preventing you from doing a thorough cleaning. When it comes to cleaning your bath mat, be sure to follow the instructions on the tag.

Most bath mats may be washed in the washing machine on the cold setting and then hung out to dry. While you are about it, you should also wash any used hand towels or bath towels that you may have. If you have a window, crack it open while you're getting things ready. When you pull out the cleaning tools, you'll want to make sure there is a lot of air circulation. You may use the fan instead of a window in the bathroom if there isn't one available to you.

5. Clean the toilet

It's time to clean out the commode! To begin, focus on the bowl itself, and then use a toilet cleanser together with a scrub brush to completely clean the surface. After you have completed this step, wait at least 15 minutes before flushing the toilet so that the solution has sufficient time to take effect and become fully ingested.

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Ian Mutuli

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Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.

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