Three tips to make bathroom clean-up simple!
Let’s get right down to it! Cleaning the bathroom is not a fun chore. In fact, I hate it and I’m the only one who does it in our family. However, I also hate it when the bathroom is dirty.
Even if you have cleaning help, I find that the bathroom needs to be cleaned in between their visits. The bathroom just doesn’t take long to get gross!
If I could change the world, everyone would be required to sit down when they use the toilet! I’m just saying!
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Tips #1 – Keep Things Handy
Keep Cleaning Supplies Handy
One of the things that deterred me the most was getting the supplies I needed from the laundry room, where I stored them, to the bathrooms. Since I typically only use 3 items, it makes more sense to have them tucked away right in the bathroom so I don’t really have any excuses.
This compact caddy from Walmart ($3) is very similar to mine. It can fit everything that I need and neatly store it under the sink or cabinet in the bathrooms. To me this is key!
I’ve timed it and it actually only takes me about 15 minutes from start to finish to have the bathroom sparkle.
When everything is handy, I don’t put it off.
Tip #2 – Cleaning Supplies
Have the Proper Cleaning Supplies
There are 2 basic cleaning products that I use in the bathroom
Toilet Bowl Cleaner – We have really awful water and it’s full of iron so I use a pretty strong chemical. I justify this because it’s the only thing that cleans my toilets and I use environmentally friendly products for the rest of my house. I use Zep Toilet Bowl Cleaner.
All-Purpose Cleaner – I make my own all-purpose cleaner for my mirrors, fixtures, and countertops.
I have an article “Have a Clean Home with Homemade Cleaning Products” where you can get my recipes for homemade cleaning products.
Click on the photos above for the links
Other Necessary Supplies
Micro-Fiber Glass Cloths – I love Microfiber Cloths. I use them for mirrors, countertops, fixtures, decorative glass, and lighting.
Heavy-Duty Rubber Gloves – These are amazing because they are heavy-duty and chemical resistant. They also cover up my arms really well.
Sponges – I prefer the natural sponges made of plant materials.
Cleaning Rags – The cleaning rags that I use are the old tea towels from the kitchen that get stained and I no longer want in my kitchen. I rip them in half so that I know that they are cleaning rags. From there they get used to cleaning things outside and then when they’ve seen their last use, they get tossed. Basically, we use them to death.
Cordless Vacuum – I’ve always had one downstairs for quick pick-up of messes but I recently got one for the second floor. I can run this through the bathroom before I wash the tile and again, having it upstairs makes life easier. I put it in a corner of our room where there is a plug and our armoire hides it.
Tip #3 – Create a Routine
Create a Routine
Choose a day that works for you but I find that MONDAY works best for me. Everyone is home on the weekends; sometimes we have company and the bathrooms get a workout. MONDAY is the best day for me to quickly give the bathroom a good cleaning. Then it seems to stay pretty tidy for another week.
The bonus to having all of your supplies close by is that if you are having company or someone stops by, you can step into the bathroom and quickly give your bathroom a little once over with the multi-surface spray.
Bonus Tip #4
I have toilet seats that pop off and yes, I take them off every time I clean so that nothing is left behind. Double bonus, they also are soft close lids. No more slamming down on the porcelain. You can thank me later!
Soft Close Removable Toilet Seat
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I think the key to doing those nasty cleaning jobs is to have the right supplies and have them close by. Then schedule a time to get it done. It’s working for me and now my bathrooms stay clean.
I hope these 3 tips to make bathroom clean-up simple will be helpful. You can apply this to much of the cleaning that you do in your home. Have all of your kitchen supplies under the kitchen sink. Keep all the laundry supplies handy in the laundry room. If this inspires you to get more organized, you might enjoy some of my organizational posts.
We renovated our laundry room last year. Putting my cleaning supplies where I use them freed up space for me to make my laundry room more functional.
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