Bathroom Cleaning 101: What you Need, What to Use and How to Use It

Clean the shower and tub. (Here’s a handy list of tub and shower cleaning related articles)

And back to the sink vanity and mirror. Again with the left to right, top to bottom thing.

Spray and wipe the mirror and then, use paper towels or rags to finish cleaning the sink and surrounding area. While you’re at it give the cabinet -if you have one- a good cleaning. Q-Tips definitely come in handy for this portion of your bathroom cleaning adventure. Here’s how to clean those tight little cabinet corners.

Don’t forget behind the faucet and the holes designed to keep your sink from overflowing as those areas can get pretty funky.

Is your sink not draining properly? It may be time to clear out the trap, which is a pretty easy project and should take less than ten minutes.

And here we are, it’s time to clean the toilet.

And for that horrible area behind the bolts that attach the seat, I’ve got another suggestion:

Now grab one of your rags, preferably NOT the one used on the toilet. Spray it with a little of your all purpose cleaner or dilute white vinegar and wipe the grime off of the toe boards / molding. Grab your mop and give the floor a good going over, paying particular attention to the area around the toilet, ESPECIALLY if you have boys or men in the house.

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Tips to keep your bathroom squeaky clean!

Replace all of your bathroom towels rugs/mats after the floor is completely dry and call it a day.

Regular maintenance will prevent this chore from needing this level of intensity in the future.

I need a nap.

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  1. Roberta on February 24, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    As a person with 17 dogs, more or less, in my home at one time (!), I have learned to only use stainless steel dog food and water bowls; they wash up quickly (I’m the dishwasher) and easily, plus there’s less chance for them to be mistaken for a toy.

  2. MichaelCarnell on September 20, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I thought bathrooms were self-cleaning. Like ovens and dog bowls.

    • HeatherSolos on September 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      MichaelCarnell dog bowls huh? My dog’s bowl gets naaaasty.

      • Bobbi on October 9, 2012 at 2:51 pm

        Dog bowls should be cleaned daily. They can get sick from dirty things, just like humans!

      • Bobbi on October 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm

        I bought several dog bowls from the 99 cent store. I change them daily. I just wipe them out and put into the dishwasher. I use them for my dogs water, also for his food.

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