If you want to make sure your bathroom looks sparkling clean, it’s not just about wiping down surfaces every now and then. To make your bathroom truly sparkle, there are a few cleaning tips and tricks that will revolutionise your cleaning game and make your bathroom shine. Read on for a comprehensive guide on how to make your bathroom look like a professional cleaner has been at work.

Prepping Your Bathroom

Before you start your cleaning session, it’s important to make sure that your bathroom is ready for a deep clean:

  1. Gather Supplies: You’ll need to make sure you have all the essential supplies for a deep clean. These include all-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, scrubbing brushes, microfiber cloths, rags, and rubber gloves.

  2. Prepare Your Space: Make sure that any clutter is cleared away and all surfaces are free from any debris. This can not only speed up the cleaning process, but also make sure that mess isn’t moved around and spread while you’re attempting to clean. The more organised the space, the better.

  3. Start at the Top: The best way to ensure that you don’t miss any spots is to begin at the top of the room and work your way down. This way, any particles or dust that are knocked away will land on surfaces that have not yet been cleaned.

Now that you have your bathroom prepped, it’s time to start cleaning.

Bathroom Sink

The bathroom sink is an area of the bathroom where dirt, grime and bacteria can accumulate quickly if not cleaned regularly. Here are a few easy steps to conquer the grime build up in your bathroom sink:

  1. Remove everything from the sink: Start by removing any items that cover the sink like liquid soap dispensers and sponges. This will ensure that you have clean corners to clean along with the sink itself.

  2. Shine the Faucet and Handles: Since faucets are made of metal, they are prone to getting discoloured over time. To eliminate any discolouration, start by cleaning it with a microfiber cloth or an old toothbrush and some all-purpose cleaner. Then use a polishing cloth to give it a nice finished shine.

  3. Clean Around the Sink: Use a rag and all-purpose cleaner to clean and disinfect the countertops, faucet and handles, knobs and walls around the sink.

  4. Polish the Sink: Polishing the sink will give it a brand new look. Once you’ve wiped around the sink, spray the sink with a glass cleaner and use a microfiber cloth to wipe it down.

Bathtub

If your bathtub has seen better days and is looking a bit worse for wear, fear not – here’s how to get it looking sparkling clean and gleaming:

  1. Remove any Scum: Using a sponge and all-purpose cleaner, scrub away any dirt, grime and stains. Make sure to use a microfiber cloth to get into those tough corners and edges.

  2. Clean the Faucet and Handles: Once you’ve made sure to remove all the dirt and grime, clean the faucet and handles with a cloth and all-purpose cleaner.

  3. Scrub the Drains: Use a toilet brush and all-purpose cleaner to scrub the bathtub’s drains. Scrubbing the drains regularly is also a great way to help avoid clogs.

  4. Polish the Bathtub: Once your tub is clean, you can use a polishing cloth and some glass cleaner to give it a clean and glossy finish.

Tiles

Tiles can become discoloured easily and need regular cleaning to keep them looking their best. Here’s how to get your tiles sparkling again:

  1. Clean and Scrub: Start by using a scrubbing brush and all-purpose cleaner to get rid of any grunge and grime that may be stuck in the grout or along the edges of the tiles.

  2. Move on to Disinfect: After that, use an all-purpose cleaner to disinfect all the surfaces. Make sure to get into those hard-to-reach corners and cracks.

  3. Polish: Use a microfiber cloth and some glass cleaner to give your tiles a really good polish.

  4. Don’t Forget the Floor: Finish up by mopping the floor. Make sure to use hot water and a good quality, all-purpose cleaner with disinfectant to get a sparkling and hygienic result.

Doors and Windows

Doors and windows can easily become dirty and may need a bit of extra TLC. Use these simple steps to make sure yours look as good as new again:

  1. Remove any Dirt: Using a dry cloth, wipe away any dirt, dust and debris from the door and window frames.

  2. Disinfect: Spray the frames with an all-purpose cleaner and scrub clean with a scrubbing brush.

  3. Polish: Use a microfiber cloth and glass cleaner to get a nice, polished look.

  4. Clean the Window Panes: Follow up with a window cleaner to get rid of any streaks and water spots. If your windows are particularly dirty, use a stronger cleaner like vinegar or ammonia.

Mirror

Make sure your mirror has no smudges or streaks with these easy steps:

  1. Remove any Dust: Start by dusting off the mirror and surrounding surfaces with a dry rag.

  2. Disinfect the Surroundings: Use an all-purpose cleaner and a microfiber cloth to wipe down the mirror’s frame and any surrounding surfaces like windowsills or cabinets.

  3. Clean with Vinegar: Now it’s time to tackle the mirror. Combine 1/2 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol and 1/4 cup of water in a spray bottle and use it to liberally spray down the mirror.

  4. Polish: Use a microfiber cloth and a glass cleaner to give the mirror a glossy finish.

Exhaust Fans

Exhaust fans are great at trapping dirt and dust and so they can easily become clogged if they aren’t cleaned regularly. Here’s how to get them clean:

  1. Turn Off the Power: Before you start, make sure to turn off the power to the fan.

  2. Clean the Mesh Grille: Using a soft brush and a vacuum, carefully brush away all the dirt and dust that has built up on the mesh grille. Be gentle to avoid any damaging the grille.

  3. Disinfect: Using all-purpose cleaner and a cloth, wipe down the exterior and the top of the fan.

  4. Polish: Give the fan a once-over with some glass cleaner and a cloth to make sure that it looks its best.

  5. Clean the Blades: Once the exterior has been taken care of, you can use a damp cloth and a brush to clean the blades. If you find that the blades are particularly dirty, use an old toothbrush and some soap.

As you can see, cleaning your bathroom like a pro needn’t be a daunting task. Simply following these steps and using the correct products will have your bathroom looking spick and span in no time. Not only that, but taking the time to clean your bathroom the right way will help ensure that the area is kept hygienic and free from bacteria. So now go forth and make sure your bathroom looks brand new!