Bathroom cleaning is a chore that we all like to put off from time to time. We tend to use our bathrooms the most first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening. At these times of day we’re usually either tired or in a hurry, so it’s not hard to see why the bathroom can get messy quicker than other rooms in the home.
One good way to cut down on the time spent on the dreaded bathroom deep clean is to get into good habits.
Try to clean a little bit on a regular basis, and always aim to keep a respectable level of cleanliness in your bathroom. Here are four easy areas which you can tackle in minutes that will give you a cleaner bathroom and help to avoid a major chore.
Clean the sink daily
The bathroom sink has to deal with dust, toothpaste, hair and makeup on a daily basis. If left uncleaned, all these things will accumulate and make the sink pretty grotty.
A clean sink can make the rest of the bathroom look cleaner than it is, so it’s a good idea to prioritise the sink daily.
The key here is wiping down the sink after each use. Rinse toothpaste or makeup away with water, then wipe the surface with a microfibre cloth.
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Organise around the sink for a cleaner bathroom
Do you have a million items cluttered around your bathroom sink? Try to store some of these products elsewhere, and only keep the essentials visible around the sink. Fewer products means it takes less time to clean around the sink, and there are less places for dust and dirt to build up.
A great way to motivate yourself to keep this area organised is by having a tray or basket where you place items like mouthwash and moisturisers. When every item has a home, it’s less likely to be discarded untidily beside the sink.
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Squeegee the shower
In a perfect world, a shower would be self-cleaning. In reality, the build-up of hard water stains and soap scum makes cleaning the shower one of the most dreaded bathroom chores.
To avoid a grubby look, it’s important not to leave soap residue on the tiles or shower door. A good option is to keep a bottle of shower cleaner and a squeegee on-hand, so you can clean down the shower after each use. This may seem like a hassle, but it’s much easier while everything is already wet and only takes a minute.
Deep clean for 15 minutes every week
Dedicate fifteen minutes to your bathroom deep clean every week. If you can keep on top of the areas we’ve already discussed, a deep clean shouldn’t take any longer. Set a timer, and get the job done as quickly and painlessly as possible.
One way to make your weekly bathroom deep cleaning even easier is to install showerwall panels. These are an alternative to traditional tiles and provide a waterproof and durable surface that is easy to clean and maintain. Unlike tiles, which can become discoloured and cracked over time, shower wall panels are made of a single sheet of material, creating a seamless and modern look. You will spend less time scrubbing grout and more time enjoying a sparkling clean bathroom.
Bathroom ventilation can also keep the place smelling good. If you have a window in your bathroom, open it regularly. This will help to keep the room smelling fresh, and reduce humidity which can cause mould to develop. You can also make the bathroom a relaxing space and fill it with fresh scents and subtle light by burning some beautiful scented candles.
Stick to these methods, and you’ll find it’s much easier to keep your bathroom clean. With a little bit of daily effort and a deep clean once a week, you’ll be able to enjoy a cleaner bathroom every day.
Do you have a tried and trusted way of keeping the bathroom clean without lots of effort?