How to Do A Thorough Bathroom Cleaning With A Checklist

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How To Clean Your Bathroom in 7 Easy steps

Bathroom cleaning is one of those household chores that no one likes to do. My kids’ bathroom was insanely messy and I was constantly putting it off for another day. It’s been over a month since I cleaned their bathroom thoroughly. Kids are kids, and they don’t bother asking for the cleaning, either. 

I realized that if you put off bathroom cleaning for a long time, it gets difficult to clean. However, breaking down any chore into parts makes life easier for all of us. 

Hence, I am going to share the steps I took to clean my kiddos’ bathroom to a sparkling clean state. These tips and tricks would work for any bathroom, whether it’s a small powder room/half bathroom, or your master bathroom. 

#1 Clear The Clutter From The Counter Tops

This is a very important step to start with. It can cut your cleaning timing in half. Take anything sitting on your counter top and put them where they belong. The clearer the counter top, the cleaner the bathroom looks. Also, pick up whatever unrelated items are sitting on the floors or in the bathtub. 

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It was extremely messy.

#2 Tidy Up The Drawers And Under The Sink Cabinets

While you are putting the things away, tidy up all the drawers and under the sink cabinets. Place things wherever they belong. It’s also the best way to de-clutter. 

#3 Countertops, Sink, Faucet And Mirror Cleaning

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Step three in the bathroom cleaning is to clean your bathroom counter tops and sink. I used homemade cleaner or Clorox for the tough stains. Use Q-tips to clean the grout in the tiles of your counter tops. You can also use baking soda with lemon to get rid of any mildew or grossness in the grout. 

#4 Clean Your Toilet 

The next step is cleaning your toilet. The toilet should be thoroughly cleaned every week. You should put Lysol in it and let it sit for 20 minutes. You can wipe off the rest of the toilet while waiting for Lysol to get to work for thorough stain removal. I keep all my cleaning supplies in each bathroom in a DIY cleaning Caddy

I know it’s super embarrassing, but I was exhausted with homeschooling and an extra load of work as life has changed for all of us in these days.

#5 Clean Your Bathtub 

Sprinkle baking soda and spray vinegar over the bathtub and let it sit there for 15 minutes. For tough stains, use Clorox. Spray the bathtub generously and start scrubbing after five minutes.

I tend to be minimalist when it comes to cleaning supplies to get less exposure to chemicals

#6 Clean Your Doors, Walls And Baseboards

Cleaning doors and baseboards and walls are important to get rid of any grime and germs. It also makes your bathroom look extra clean.

I only recommend cleaning doors and baseboards every other week as it’s a lot of work, and being the busy mom that you are, you don’t have that much time to spare.

# 7 Clean The Floors 

Floor cleaning should be done thoroughly every week. There are different types of floor cleaning products that are available in the market. Use the relevant product if you want your flooring to last long. We have laminate flooring in one of the bathrooms so we use regular floor cleaner with some plain water.

I use a spray bottle and filled it with some warm water and few drops of Dawn soap and one 1/2 cups of floor cleaner to mixed together. It leaves our flooring spotless.

The Best Organic Bathroom Cleaner For All Your Needs  

Here is a recipe for you to try:

I used to use vinegar for cleaning everything, but not anymore as I have learned that using vinegar can lead some serious damage on many things, so I quit using it as part of our regular cleaning routine.

Vinegar is not good for your:

  • Counter tops, as the acidity of it can ruin the shine of your marble, and granite counter tops leaving them dull looking.
  • Appliances, as it has almost ruined my fridge.
  • Flooring, as it could look awfully lifeless and colorless after using vinegar.

Simple water with a few drops of dawn can totally do the job!!!

The Best Bathroom Cleaning Checklist You Will Ever Need

Here is the checklist I use to keep up with our bathrooms as these can be the only place where you can get relaxed after a long day by taking a long bath or shower before you head to bed. Therefore, keeping it clean is a must-do necessity of life.

You can download this checklist below to make you life easy!

bathroom cleaning checklist Free

How Often Should You Deep Clean Your Bathroom?

It depends on how many bathrooms you have in your home and how many family members use them. In larger cities, such as Portland (as we live here), most of the older homes only have one bathroom. If that’s the case, then you should clean it every day and deep clean it every week.

Otherwise, clean every week and deep clean it every other week. I think this is a reasonable routine to follow.

Click on the picture below to read the other related posts with more easy tips and tricks!

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diy cleaning caddy

I hope these tips would make a difference in your life as implementing them for sure have made my life easy!!!

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15 thoughts on “How to Do A Thorough Bathroom Cleaning With A Checklist”

  1. Love this post, Bushra! The bathroom is one place that can get very dirty and messy, very quickly. So always worth having a thorough clean every now and again! Thank you for the checklist, too! xxx

  2. This is a great checklist! I love how you included how often you should deep clean your bathroom. I use vinegar for cleaning, too. I usually put some essential oils in it so it’s not such an overpowering scent. But to me it smells clean.

  3. Awesome tips, Bushra! I need to do a deep cleaning on my kids bathroom. It is always amazing how quickly it starts to look like a pigsty in there 🙂 I like using vinegar for my mirrors. It wipes up nicely without streaks, especially when using microfiber cloths.

  4. Awesome tips, Bushra! ♥ You’re right, cleaning the bathroom is not a job that most people enjoy. (sigh) I know that I don’t! It’s a great feeling when it’s done though, isn’t it? Few things feel as refreshing as walking into a crisp, clean bathroom to unwind for the evening. Maybe with a bath soak? 😉

    I love your tip of using some dish soap and water, nothing else. Isn’t it amazing what just a little soap and water can accomplish? You could even add some essential oils for a little extra scent boost.

    Thanks for sharing dear Bushra. ♥

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