The bathroom is one of the most important rooms of the house. It’s where we get clean in the shower, relieve ourselves, do our hair, and put on our makeup. It is a vital part of our every-day-life, and yet so many of us dread cleaning it. Sure, it’s stinky and gross, but it is probably the most important space that needs to be kept sanitized and clean. The good news is that there are tips and tricks to make the process a lot easier. Here are some great hacks to keeping your bathroom sparkling clean.
50. Make a Cleaning Checklist Before You Start
The bathroom is one of the smallest rooms in the house, so in theory, it should be easy to do. But if this is your first time doing a deep clean top-to-bottom, you still might be at a loss as to where to start. It may be a good idea to start with a checklist. Once you have the list in front of you, it becomes easier to imagine a game plan. Some people keep all of their cleaning supplies in the bathroom, so it’s easy to grab. But you may not be so lucky, and need to store everything elsewhere. Once you have the list ready, you can carry in all of the necessary cleaning supplies in one trip without having to walk back and forth throughout the house.
While you are creating your checklist, make a plan to clean the room that makes sense. For example, leave the floors until last, because they will be slippery. In the beginning, you may need that checklist to remind yourself about the order of operations. And maybe it’s wrong, and you figured out something better. That’s okay. This is all a learning process, and you’re going to figure it out. Once you have a good rhythm going, you’ll have it memorized. For example, in my house, we remove everything from the floors, clean the sink, tub, and toilet. Then we mop the floor. While the floor is drying, we take the hamper to the laundry and get the towels clean. Meanwhile, the floor is air drying. By the time we’re done cleaning other parts of the house, the floor is dry, and it’s time to put everything back into the bathroom.