Bathroom Cleaning Checklist: How to Properly Clean a Bathroom

Does your bathroom need some shine put back into it? Cleaning a bathroom is one of the most arduous of household chores, and many people try to put it off. However, with just a few hints and tips, it does not need to be that bad. Below, we have prepared a helpful guide. Read on to find our must know bathroom cleaning checklist.


The bathroom is one of the hardest areas in the house to clean. This is due to the fact that it has both wet and dry areas. With the combination of old soap, lotions, and excess hair added into the mix, the job starts to get pretty gruesome.

Before you begin, prepare the area. Remove any items from surfaces, such as objects on shelving or around the bathtub. Next, roll up any floor coverings like rugs and mats.

If you keep a clothing basket in your bathroom, take this to the washing machine. Fill it up and set it to work, so it will be done when you are finished with the clean.

Start With the Shower

Of all the bathroom tasks, the shower is the hardest to clean. Limescale, clogged drains, and bathroom walls are not a pleasant task. Luckily, you can get a head start by applying cleaner early.

Begin by spraying down the walls and tub with your chosen household bathroom cleaner. If you want to use a natural product, household vinegar with hot water is an environmentally friendly method and should work just as well as chemical products. Leave the solution on the walls and tub without wiping off.

Next, you can start unclogging the drains. If you are using a chemical solution, you may want to pour it down the plughole now. Again, leave it without washing away.

Finally, spray any taps and fittings with limescale remover. If you have really heavy pitting, then fill a small bag or gathering of thick paper with remover. Tie it around the edge of the tap and secure it with an elastic band so that the solution is trapped around the edge of the fitting.

Once you have done this, move onto the next step. Each of them needs to be left for around ten minutes, so you can do other jobs in the meantime.

Toilet and Faucet

Just like the shower, the toilet and faucet need time to work with their cleaners. Start by following the shower steps on any faucet fitting and walls behind. Then put any cleaning fluid, like bleach, down the toilet and move onto the next step.

Wipe The Mirror

When cleaning your mirror, the aim is to get it clean without any streaks. Start by removing any stubborn stains from toothpaste or hair spray. This can be done with household cleaning alcohol applied to an old toothbrush.

Next, get into the corner of the mirror with the same toothbrush. Dry the mirror with a cloth, and wipe away any excess dirt or dust.

The next task is to clean the mirror itself. This is best done using household vinegar. Many people prefer to apply it using a low-grade paper, such as newspaper.

You will find that doing it this way does not leave fibers and textile dust that you may get from cloth. The vinegar also cleans while giving an even finish.

Cleaning Your Bathroom Cabinets and Doors

Cleaning your bathroom cabinets and doors is a slightly less demanding task than the others. Take a dry cloth and wipe any dust from cabinets, doors, and shelving if you have any stains on them, water down some of the alcohol and apply to the surface, scrubbing gently with the cloth.

Once you have done this, begin to arrange items inside the cabinets. Group them by product types, such as first aid, medications, hair and body gels, and such forth. Remove any out of date products and medication and place them in the trash.

Return to the Shower

By now, your shower solutions should have begun to work. Take a soft-bristled brush, and start to scrub the tiles. Once you are happy with the result, rinse off with clean water.

Move onto the fittings and untie the limescale solution. Scrub with the brush until the fittings are shiny and look good as new. Rinse them down with clean water.

You now have the unenviable task of unclogging the drain. Hopefully, your previous rinsing on the tiles and fittings will have washed some of the solutions away. Put the taps on to add some more water to cleanse the pipes.

Next, you have to get dirty by removing hair from the plughole. You can do this with your hands or use a bent piece of wire. The build-up of soap and grime may leave it smelling quite bad, so be prepared.

Return to the Toilet and Faucet

Next, scrub the inside and outside of the toilet bowl. Rinse with cold water and flush when finished to check all solutions have been removed and the bowl is clean. After this, move to the faucet and follow the steps provided in the shower cleaning section.

Mop the Floor

One excellent technique when mopping a floor is to use two buckets. Prepare one with your floor cleaner and water and another with clean water. This will be used for rinsing the mop, so you are not simply applying dirty water to the floor.

Work from the farthest corner, backward toward the door. Start with the soap or cleaner solution and mop in a figure of eight motion. Dip the mop in the clean water, ring it out then go over the same section.

Bathroom Cleaning Checklist

Once you have mopped, wait for the floor to dry before returning to the bathroom and replacing the items you took out. If you have used up any solutions or tools, add them to your shopping list. Make sure you follow this bathroom cleaning checklist regularly, and each time it will get easier to do.

If you find your schedule is too tight to even attempt cleaning your bathroom, then call in the professionals. Vantage point cleaning has an expert team who can leave your house looking fresh and tidy in no time. Click here for a quote, and let us put the shine back in your bathroom.

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