A spring cleaning checklist for the bathroom can make what is usually a yucky chore just that bit more bearable. Having a weekly bathroom cleaning routine ensures that the space is kept fresh and tidy, but once in a while it’s best to tackle a deep clean.
The bathroom may be the smallest room in your home, but for the majority of us it’s the least favourite room to clean. So, when it comes to spring cleaning the bathroom make sure to use this handy checklist to make the task less daunting.
Spring cleaning bathroom essentials
- A bag or box for clutter
- Rubbish bag
- Step-ladders and a long handled duster
- Cleaning cloths
- Baking soda
- All-purpose cleaner and glass cleaner
- Bucket of hot, soapy water
- Rubber gloves
- Brush and dust pan
Start off by getting rid of everything that you don’t need to keep in the bathroom, and throw any toiletries away that haven’t been used in ages, they’re probably past their best anyway. Put dirty clothes and towels in the laundry basket.
Clear out the bathroom, including removing everything from the vanity unit or cabinet, as well as toiletries around the bath and in the shower enclosure, plus don’t forget to put the bath mat in the laundry basket.
When emptying the cupboards and drawers, put anything that you don’t want to keep into the rubbish bag, and any items that belong elsewhere into the clutter bag. Once you’ve emptied everything, clean inside the drawers and cupboards with a cloth dipped in hot, soapy water before putting the contents back in neatly.
Next, clean the fans and vents. Use a step ladder to carefully remove the vent covers, then wash them in warm soapy water and dry clean before fitting the cover and wiping down the fan blades. Once you have completed this, you can dust the rest of the bathroom. Use the long handled cleaning tool to dust the ceiling, light fittings, top of window frames, corners, walls and any shelves, as well as the top of the door frame.
Clean other bathroom surfaces with a dry cloth to wipe away dust, hair and grime from the vanity unit, taps, top of the toilet cistern and around the base, and the bath surround. Also, remove the shower curtain and clean in the washing machine.
Now you’re ready to tackle the soap scum in the bath, sink and shower enclosure. Simply spray the surfaces and leave to soak for a couple of minutes, then use a cloth that’s been dipped in hot water and wipe clean. Use the bathroom cleaner to clean the outside of the toilet and seat too. Clean any wood fixtures with hot, soapy water and a cloth.
Use a glass cleaner to clean the shower door and bath screen.
You may also need to clean the grout, this guide explains how.
To clean the toilet, first flush, and then sprinkle baking soda in the bowl. Give the bowl a good scrub and then pour in half a cup of white vinegar, when the foaming subsides follow with a disinfecting spray, let it sit for a while and then flush.
Give the floor a good sweep, or use the attachment on your vacuum cleaner to really get up all the dirt and dust. Then, mop the floor using white vinegar and hot water, then leave to dry.
Complete your spring cleaning by flushing the toilet and putting out clean fresh towels and bath mat. Remember to polish accessories, the mirror and wipe away any water marks from the taps and shower. Finally, make sure everything looks neat and tidy and relax!