I don’t mind cleaning. I like having a clean home and I know little magic cleaning fairies aren’t going to come into our home while we’re sleeping and make it sparkle. So it falls on us to sweep and scrub and all those other tasks that just seem like you don’t do anything until you skip them and really don’t do anything. Like wiping the counter. No one notices if you wipe the kitchen counter and it sure seems like it doesn’t make a difference, but skip wiping it for two days and see just how gross it becomes.
So you have to clean, and you have to clean the bathrooms. That’s a task that no one wants to spend too much time on because it’s kind of gross. I remember when I moved into my first apartment, my grandma asked me who was going to clean my toilets. Because surely it was something I had never done before. “I’ll hire someone,” I told her. I had my first, real full-time job and full-time income and thought I was a baller. She laughed and told everyone that I was going to hire someone to scrub my toilets. She was right. The toilet leaning fell on me, just as I’m sure it falls on you.
No worries. I’m a pro now. I figured I would share my secrets with you so you can power clean your bathroom.
Power Clean Your Bathroom In Only 10 Minutes
- Pour in the toilet bowl cleaner. Shut the bowl.
- Use a cleaning wipe (or spray on a paper towel) to wipe down the basin of the toilet and the top of the lid.
- Remove everything from the counter/sink (anything below the mirror)
- Clean the mirror.
- Use a cleaning wipe (or spray on a paper towel) to wipe down the counter.
- Wash the sink.
- Wipe the hardware.
- Put back everything on the counter/sink.
Minutes 5 and 6:
- Quick scrub the tub.*
- Wipe the hardware.
Minutes 7 and 8:
- Sweep the bathroom floor.
- Vacuum up any dust.
- Open the toilet.
- Use a cleaning wipe (or spray on a paper towel) to wipe down the toilet bowl’s seat (both sides), the base, and the inside of the lid.
- Use a toilet brush to scrub the inside of the toilet.
- Use a cleaning wipe (or spray on a paper towel) to wipe down the inside of the bowl (cleaning any areas where water flows).
*This is mostly the method I use in our guest bathroom because that shower only gets used when we have guests. Before and after they come, I give it a full cleaning. In between, though, I just give it a quick weekly two minute job.
Done in ten minutes. Seriously. It took me longer to type this post than it takes me to clean the bathrooms.
If you maintain them and do this every week (I do it every Monday), you won’t have to worry about a deep clean that takes forever.
This method works pretty well in our master bathroom as well, although we have a separate tub and shower in there. So I wipe down the tub (which we don’t use regularly) during my weekly clean and we clean the shower and curtain separately.
What quick cleaning tips do you have?