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Deep Clean for Spring: The Bathroom

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Deep Clean for Spring: The Bathroom

In order to spring clean your bathroom efficiently and completely you need to go about it in a systematic manner. Having a plan and keeping all the cleaners and brushes your require close at hand will ensure that this chore is completed as fast as possible. This will ensure that all areas of the bathroom are cleaned completely and the place is germ free and sparkling. A clean bathroom will help you start the day right and relax and unwind at the end of a tiring day as well.

  1. 1.Scrub the Grout

    One of the places where dirt and grime accumulates quickly in a bathroom is the grout. While tiles are more easily cleaned, cleaning the grout requires additional effort. You might need to employ a lot of elbow grease to ensure that the grout is clean. You can use a toothbrush and some detergent to clean the grout around the tiles.

  2. 2.Shower Door Cleaner

    The door of the shower can become dirty because of the constant damp. This needs to be cleaned using a special shower door cleaner that does not leave streaks on the glass. Start cleaning the shower door from the top and work your way to the bottom and wipe away the damp using a dry cloth to eliminate the streaks.

  3. 3.Shining Your Faucet

    When spring cleaning your bathroom, you need to ensure that the faucets are shining as well. You should first scrub the faucet with a soap that can be used on metal and then wipe it dry before applying polish to ensure that it is shining. It is a lot easier to do this before the grime begins to build because then you will have to apply some serious elbow grease which can be rough on your arms and risky because you may slip smashing your hand into the sink, edge of the sink, or part of the sink.

  5. 4.Organize the Counter

    The counter in a bathroom becomes cluttered very soon because of the variety of brushes, lotions, and soaps that are required. Take the time to first sort through all the items on the counter and discard any products that are past their use by date. Cosmetics, lotions, and soaps should all be checked for this. Additionally, examine all the brushes and replace damaged ones. Next, use baskets, holders, and other containers to ensure that all the things on the counter are corralled neatly.

  6. 5.Deep Clean the Toilet

    Spray the toilet with the toilet cleaner taking care to ensure that the cleaner is applied under the rim and other areas. Let it sit for at least ten minutes before you use a brush to dislodge stubborn dirt. Wipe down the toilet seat and cover as well as the tank. Use a detergent to clean the lever or button of the toilet tank as well.

  7. 6.Clean the Corners (behind the toilet too)

    Next, focus your attention on the corners and the area behind the toilet. Use plenty of detergent to cover all the hard to reach areas and let it soak for a few minutes. This will make it easier for you to dislodge the accumulated dirt when you tackle it with a brush. When scrubbing the corners with a brush being at the top and work your way to the bottom. Wash the area behind the toilet as well as the outside of the toilet.

  8. 7.Clean the Medicine Cabinet

    Once the outside surfaces of the bathroom are clean, you need to tackle the medicine cabinet. It is best to empty this cabinet, toss all expired medicines, make a list of what needs to be replaced, for instance, allergy medication to tackle signs of hay fever, sun screen, and so on, and then clean the cabinet on the inside.

    Use a mild detergent solution and a sponge to wipe the inside of the cabinet. Once it is free of all dirt, wipe it dry before restocking the cabinet.

  10. 8.Check for Mold

    Now you need to check all areas of the bathroom for signs of mold. Mold can quickly spread and cause a lot of damage unless it is removed as soon as it appears. If you find the presence of mold you need to undertake mold remediation to destroy even the spores. Mold can also be detrimental for your health, even your pets!

  11. 9.Dust the Lights

    Next, you need to turn your attention to the lights. They need to be dusted to make sure that the bathroom gets adequate lighting at all times.

  12. 10.Cleaning the Mirror

    One of the most important fixtures in a bathroom is the mirror. However, the damp and heat in a bathroom can soon make it dirty. Use a leather chamois or felt cloth to clean the mirror. This will prevent the appearance of streaks and scratches on the mirror.

    When cleaning the bathroom, it is essential to remember to use a top down approach so that dirt does not spread to cleaned areas. Another way to reduce your work load, especially heavy scrubbing, is to let the soaps and detergents you use to some of the work for you. By letting them soak for a few minutes, you will find that it is easier to dislodge stubborn and ingrained dirt.

Even though the bathroom is a small area, it holds a variety of fixtures in different materials. As such you will need different soaps and cleaners meant for the various areas and surfaces that need to be cleaned. By making a list of all the cleaners you will require and keeping them handy as you enter the bathroom to clean it, you will be able to minimize the time required to obtain a sparkling clean bathroom.

The health and hygiene of your family depends to a large extent on a clean and welcoming bathroom. Taking the time to spring clean your bathroom will ensure that you and your family find it a pleasant place to unwind after a long day or the ideal place to get charged for a day at work or school. Working systematically to clean the bathroom will ensure that the task is accomplished a lot more quickly and efficiently.

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