A clean bathroom is always a statement.
There are times when the bathrooms need to be cleaned in a hurry.
Whether it be for lack of time or last minutes guests, there are ways to get this task done in a jiffy.
Here are 25 ways to clean your bathroom fast.
1. Remove All Items From Their Usual Spot
It is best to do this for the entire bathroom instead of as you go. Remove all products from the surfaces and take out your mats and carpeting.
Removing Items will allow you to give the room a wipe down quickly and the opportunity to place everything neatly. This is a quick way to clean as there is nothing in your way, which means nothing is interrupting the cleaning process.
2. Dust and Sweep
Another way to make your bathroom clean again is to dust and sweep. Use your duster to clean away dust and cobwebs on your lights, fixtures vents, and even static decor.
Once you’ve reached up high and gotten ever thing above, then you’re all set to sweep and vacuum the floors and rugs. Pay attention to the corners as dust will accumulate there and help the place to look dirty.
3. Apply Cleaner to Shower and Bathtub
Apply all-purpose cleaner to your shower, bathtub, and toilet. If you have a lot of build-ups, apply an acid-based cleaner. Pay attention to your shower track, shower door, or curtain.
Let it soak and rinse clean with fresh water. This will enable your bathroom to look cleaner and feel refreshing and light. This is one way to clean if you’re expecting some stay over guests but have no time to clean the entire room.
4. Tackle Other Surfaces
Wipe all your surfaces. Spray your choice of cleaner onto a cleaning device like a cloth or sponge and wipe down all your surfaces.
Pay attention to sinks, shelves, baseboards, doors, blinds, and windowsills. I sometimes choose to work in sections from the top of the room to the bottom and from left to right.
5. Clean the Floor
Make one cleaning solution for the floor before you begin cleaning. This will enable you to have the floor cleaner on hand for use. One quick way I clean the floor is by pouring disinfectant onto the floor and wiping it with a mop.
Then I rinse the mop clean and wipe the floor with fresh water. This method is quicker and does not require buffing. Especially if you use Murphy’s Oil Soap.
6. Hit the Shower and Bathtub
Cleaning the shower and the bathtub will make the bathroom smell fresher and be much cleaner. If you’re in a hurry, it’s one of the best ways to give your bathroom a pick me up.
This even can be done while you take a shower. During your shower, as you lather and rinse yourself, give your tub a lather as well. Then rinse the tup before you rinse your self.
7. Baking Soda Cleaning
Use baking soda to give your bathroom an overhaul. Baking soda can be used to clean your sink and shower, and it can be used to shine your faucets and clean down the bathroom walls.
Also, baking soda can be used to clean mirrors and shower doors. Simply add it to the water you’re using to clean or apply it directly to the surface and wash it clean.
8. Clean the Vanity Area
When we have areas in the bathroom that we consistently use every day, it may cause the entire room to look dirty. If you take a small amount of time to clean up the vanity area, it will make all the difference.
Wipe down the sink, faucets, and countertops with your favorite cleaning solution. Simply scrub or wipe clean and with a damp cloth, wipe down all the loose dust on cabinets, shelves, and decor.
9. Clean the Toilet
Cleaning the toilet often can give your bathroom the lift you require. If there is no hard build-up, it will be easy to clean and freshen with an all-purpose cleaner.
However, if there is a build-up, you will need a more aggressive and specific cleaner. One such cleaner and be a solution of hot vinegar and baking soda, left to soak, will lift all the build-up.
This will give you a fresher bathroom over-all. It will also help you to be deep clean a lot quicker as there will be much less to do.
10. Mop the Floor
Dip your mop into the bucket of your choice of floor cleaner, wring out the excess and swivel over the bathroom floor. Focus for a moment on any stubborn dirt marks and get your tiles back to their original glory.
Traditional mopping will lead you to a process of wipe with cleaner, wipe with fresh water then allow to dry. Once it’s dry, you can replace your rugs. This is a quick way to clean the bathroom as you will skip the sweeping and focus on lifting all the dirt at once.
11. The Baking Soda and Vacuum Trick
Baking soda is naturally absorbent, and this means that it can absorb odors while you do other things. Sprinkle baking soda on the rugs and linen in your bathroom liberally.
Allow it to sit, and it will absorb all your bathroom odors quickly. Allow 30 minutes to an hour to lapse and go in with a vacuum.
Vacuum the rugs and linen that you previously sprinkled to leave them fresh and clean. Also, leave your bathroom fresh and smelling clean.
12. Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner
Usually, when cleaning, we dust, clean, and disinfect, then leave fragrances through an aerosol or sitting freshener. These are separate steps that can be time-consuming. A quicker way would be to make an all-purpose cleaner that will do everything above in 1 step.
This recipe includes 1 cup of vinegar, which removes stains and odors, 1/2 cup of baking soda which deodorizes, and one teaspoon of anti-microbial essential oils such as lavender and lemon which adds pleasing scents the way an aerosol would. Use this to surface clean and even clean mirrors in your bathroom.
13. Simple Soft Scrub
Industrial soft scrubs can contain potent and harmful chemical ingredients. Homemade soft scrub can do the job and be less harmful to those in the home.
Simply get the surface wet and apply baking soda until all the areas you want to get are covered. Then spray vinegar evenly over the surface.
The foaming action is and an indication that the vinegar and baking soda are working together to dissolve mineral deposits and soap scum. Once it stops foaming, rinse clean, and all the scum will go with it.
14. Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Many toilet cleaners are also harmful to the home environment as they threaten to expose pets and children to toxic chemicals in the toilet water.
A quick and harmless way to clean the toilet is by using a natural toilet cleaner with a mixture of Castile soap and baking soda. Pour in 1/3 cup of liquid Castile soap, 2 cups of water and two tablespoons of baking soda into a spray bottle.
Allow the foaming to subside and add a few drops of tea tree oil. Shake well and apply this to the toilet bowl. Let the cleaner sit for a few minutes then scrub with your toilet brush.
15. Dust with Dryer Sheets
16. Gather Up Any Trash
17. Apply Cleanser to the Dirtiest Areas and Let Sit
18. Wipe Down Other Surfaces
19. Shake out the Bath Mat
20. Rinse the Dirtiest Areas
21. Keep Pre-Moistened Cleansing Wipes Next to Sink
22. Have Your Cleaning Supplies Ready
23. Create a Bathroom Cleaning Schedule
24. Clean Out the Shower and Tub After You Use It
25. Put Things Away as You Use Them
Bonus: Use Gillet shaving cream to make your faucets look shiny and glistening.
Spray it on the faucet liberally and spread it thinly with a clean dry cloth. Rub it on the surface until it becomes clean and shiny. Do not rub it off completely, leave it to protect the surface from hard water stains for a while.
You may use the same Gillette shaving cream to get your mirrors spotless! Just apply liberally, spread it all over and rub it all off with a dry cloth or paper towel.
- Remove All Items From Their Usual Spot
- Dust and Sweep your Bathroom
- Apply Cleaner to Shower and Bathtub
- Tackle Other Surfaces
- Clean the Floor
- Clean the Shower and Bathtub
- Use Baking Soda to Clean your Bathroom
- Clean the Vanity Area
- Clean the Toilet
- Mop the Floor
- Use The Baking Soda and Vacuum Trick
- Make a Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner
- Make a Simple Homemade Soft Scrub
- Use Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner
- Dust with Dryer Sheets
- Gather Up Any Trash
- Apply Cleanser to the Dirtiest Areas and Let Sit
- Wipe Down Other Surfaces
- Shake out the Bath Mat
- Rinse the Dirtiest Areas
- Keep Pre-Moistened Cleansing Wipes Next to Sink
- Have Your Cleaning Supplies Ready
- Create a Bathroom Cleaning Schedule
- Clean Out the Shower and Tub After You Use It
- Put Things Away as You Use Them