A Short Guide on How to Maintain Your Bathroom Clean

by Greg on October 3, 2018

bathroom cleaning

The bathroom is probably everyone’s least favorite part of the household to clean. Nonetheless, it has to be done since this is also one of the dirtiest parts of your home. After all, this is the place where we clean ourselves so it needs to be clean as well in order to do a good job.

But maintaining your bathroom clean doesn’t have to be a bother. There are some neat tricks that will help you to do the cleaning efficiently and fast. Take a look at this short guide and you will view cleaning your bathroom as something different from now on.

1. Toilet

Washing your toilet is not as scary as it sounds and it really doesn’t take much time. Pour one cup of baking soda into the bowl, and let it sit for a few minutes. In case you believe that is not enough, use the bleach or products design for cleaning the toilet bowl.

Use the brush to clean the bowl and then flush. To clean the brush, fix it between the bowl and a seat, pour bleach over it and then rinse with hot water. Wash the cover and seats with white vinegar and wipe with damp cloth, and remember to always keep the cover down when flushing.

2. Sink

Use baking soda for the drain in your sink and then rinse it with a rich amount of hot water. Use the floss for the narrow parts of the faucet to remove the limescale and bacteria. When it comes to the faucet, use the store products intended for it to avoid any damages.

In the end, wash the sink with white vinegar and baking soda paste by scrubbing it in and leaving it there for several minutes. In the end, rinse the sink and use the cloth to remove excess water from all sides. Use the antibacterial wipes once a day to maintain your sink clean and bacteria-free.

3. Shower

Cleaning the shower will take some patience but it will pay off in the end. To remove limescale deposits from the showerhead, pour white vinegar in the plastic bag and submerge the nozzle overnight to soak. In the meantime, wash the shower curtains in the machine with some detergent and old towels to serve as scrubbers.

If you have the shower doors, make a paste from white vinegar and baking soda and apply it on the glass to stay for an hour. Then scrub it with a microfiber cloth, rinse and dry with a new microfiber cloth. For the tub, apply your regular bathroom cleaner, leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse.

4. Washing Machine

Some people keep their washing machines in the bathrooms, so they may fall under the cleaning as well. If you don’t maintain it regularly, you will be shopping for washing machine parts in the end, like the heater due to the limescale pile ups. But cleaning the washing machine is fairly easy and all you will need is white vinegar and baking soda.

Pour half a cup of baking soda and one bottle of white vinegar into the washer’s drum. Use the highest temperature and the longest cycle, and turn the machine on. While it’s working, wipe the exterior with vinegar and when the machine has finished its cycle, it will be clean inside and out.

5. Tiles

If you notice that the grout on your tile walls is turning black, that is an alarm to wash them thoroughly. Use products with bleach intended for bathroom cleaning since it will destroy all the bacteria immediately. Make sure that you are not directly exposed to the fumes and that room is well ventilated since bleach is toxic.

6. Ventilation fan

To clean the ventilation fan, you first have to flip the circuit breaker and cut the power. Remove the cover and give it a nice soak in the warm water with some dish soap. Vacuum the piled up dirt from the fan blades and then wipe them with a damp microfiber cloth.

Use a paintbrush to dust of the motor and other narrow parts, and leave it all to dry. Once you are sure the fan is dry, return the cover back on. Do this every six months and you will not only make your environment healthier, but your ventilation fan will last longer.


When you maintain your bathroom clean, you also preserve your health. Designate one day a week for bathroom cleaning and it will quickly become part of the routine. All you need is some white vinegar, baking soda, microfiber cloths, and a good mood.


Patrick Adams

Patrick Adams is a freelance writer and rock-blues fan. When he is not writing about home improvement, he loves to play chess, watch basketball, and play his guitar. More than anything, he loves to spend his time in his garage, repairing appliances and creating stuff from wood.

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