Sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers, and countertops need to be cleaned regularly because they can easily get dirty due to regular use. If you clean your bathroom vanity often, you’ll not only avoid stains but also any unnecessary build-up of dirt. In most homes, countertops are made using durable materials that are also easy to clean like ceramic.
Cleaning Your Toilet, Sink, Bathtub, Shower, and Floor
Cleaning your bathroom should be a fun and fulfilling experience. We’ll tell you how to clean different fixtures in your bathroom using different strategies:
Cleaning the toilet
Put on a pair of gloves then get a toilet brush, a toilet cleaner, a sponge, and some disinfectant spray.
- Flush the toilet to moisten it inside the bowl
- Apply the cleaner which may either be liquid or powder-based, to the edges of the bowl. Leave the cleaner for some time so that it can remove all the stains
- Start scrubbing the toilet bowl using the brush
- Flush the toilet and if you’re not satisfied with the result, repeat the scrubbing process
- Use the sponge to apply the disinfectant all around the toilet
Cleaning the sink
Sinks are often the easiest part of the bathroom to clean. You need a cloth, a cleaner, and vinegar
- If there’s anything inside the sink, remove it first then fill the sink with warm water
- Leave the water to sit before emptying the sink. This helps to loosen the dirt
- Empty the sink and then apply the cleaning agent including the vinegar
- Start scrubbing the basin and rinse it down
- If there is an odor, apply some baking powder
Cleaning the bathtub and floor
- Remove anything in your way before getting started
- Scrub the tub, countertops, and the bathroom floor using vinegar and the cleaning agent. Continue scrubbing until it’s clean to your satisfaction
- Rinse the surfaces and dry them
- If the drainage is clogged, you can use a combination of vinegar and baking soda to unclog it.
Additional Cleaning Tips
- Install a perforated plastic mat on the floor right under the sink
- Throw out any expired or empty bottles in the cabinet
- Don’t forget to empty and disinfect your bathroom bin
- Don’t clean the surfaces using scouring powders
- Use lemon juice and/or vinegar to de-stain surfaces
- Protect your surfaces from scratches and stains
How To Protect Your Surfaces From Scratches And Stains
Although most of the bathroom surfaces are tough and durable, they tend to get damaged if they’re scrubbed using abrasive materials. To avoid scratches do not use scouring pads to clean your surfaces. You also shouldn’t use a scouring detergent to clean your surfaces as these can easily damage the surfaces.
Instead of using pads made with wire or metal, clean the inside of the sink with a soft and non-abrasive sponge.