Turn to this checklist the next time you need to refresh and sanitize your tiles, sink, and more.
Since you rely on your bathroom to keep your body clean, it's fair to say that it should be the cleanest room in your house. Due to water, steam, and added grime, your space can easily become home to bacteria, fungus, and unwanted odours.
1 - Regularity:
To prevent mildew and other buildup, it's best to deep clean your space at least every one to two weeks, depending on how often you wipe down your shower, sweep the floor, or disinfect taps. With that being said, toilets, sinks, and other high-traffic areas should be cleaned weekly. In an effort to lighten the load (you have laundry and grocery shopping to do, after all), there are little things you can do on a daily basis to make for a cleaner space.
2 - Remove any dampness immediately:
Keep the sink and countertops dry, and wipe down the toilet seat and tap handles every two to three days. When the time comes that you need to give your entire bathroom — whether it's a powder room or master bath — a big refresh.
2 - Tile Grout:
Keep grout from becoming dingy and yellow by giving it a good scrub weekly. When you notice grout haze (if you know, you know), follow this tried-and-tested guide:• Mix 3/4 cup household chlorine bleach with 1 gallon water. Or for a ready-made option, try CLR Fresh Scent Bath and Kitchen Cleaner.• Wearing rubber gloves, use a stiff brush to apply the formula to one small area at a time. Be careful not to let the liquid splatter on you or surrounding surfaces.• Let sit for several minutes, then scrub and rinse.
3 - Sink: Not only is your bathroom sink one of the first places to show gunk and grime — think: hair strands and toothpaste buildup — but it also harbors tons of germs. Here's the best way to clean your bathroom sink:
• Spray a disinfectant bathroom cleaner, like Clorox or Lysol, all around the bathroom sink and wipe with a cloth or sponge.
• Spray or wipe faucet handles with a disinfectant spray or wipe, allowing them to remain wet for the required time on the package to kill germs.