Even if you spend a lot of time and energy on making sure your home is spotless, bathrooms are notoriously hard to keep clean. They can get pretty grungy in between a regularly scheduled weekly cleaning, and when you start to accumulate dirt and dust in between your tile floors or in your shower, it can become difficult to get everything looking fresh and sparkling again, no matter how much elbow grease you put into it. That’s why it’s helpful to make sure you keep your cleanings regular with The Maid Crew. It’s not about remembering to clean your shower every so often or trying to keep things dust free with a quick once-over. If you really want to stop the spread of germs in your bathroom, you need to take serious action and make sure you’re not creating a breeding ground for mold and other unpleasant issues to spread. If you want to keep your bathroom spotless, here are a few easy steps to take that will take the grunt work out of cleaning once and for all.
1. Clear Everything Out
You can’t expect to get a deep clean if you leave everything in place. Even though it might feel tempting to keep everything as is, the only way you’re going to get an actual spotless, dust-free clean is if you first take the time to move everything out of there that can be moved. That means taking out any rugs and mats and shaking them out, if not throwing them in the wash entirely. Remove everything resting on the sink surface and take away anything that might be clogging up the corners of your room, such as toilet plungers or scrub brushes. It might not seem like it, but keeping instruments like these just sitting around in your bathroom or shower can seriously increase the bacteria spread and create a perfect atmosphere for mold and mildew to form. You have to be especially careful of this in your shower. Check the bottom of your shower curtains for any signs of mold or dirt. Usually you’ll be able to throw these in the wash, but if not, you can always clean them by hand and hang them out to dry. Leaving these items to sit in the moist, humid environment of the shower can lead to a grungy, unclean atmosphere.
2. Dust and Vacuum
Before you even attempt to wipe everything down with cleaner, you have to do not just a thorough dusting job, but be sure to follow it up with your vacuum, preferably with a smaller attachment that can easily get into crooks and crannies. One common mistake homeowners make is to dust without following up with a vacuum, which only leads to a spreading of dust everywhere. It can be especially tricky to get rid of dust when you’re dealing with a sticky atmosphere or tiles that tend to grab and trap whatever dirt they come into contact with. Be sure you’re thorough with your vacuuming, and don’t forget to spend a bit of extra time scrubbing between the cracks to make sure you’re not just moving dirt around.
3. Spray Everything Down
Now that you’ve obliterated the dust, you can actually start cleaning in earnest. Spray down all the dirtier areas like your sink, around your toilet, and your shower floor. Let the spray sit awhile and really soak in. You don’t have to wait too long, only five minutes or so, for things to get going. If you’re using a powder cleaner, make sure you actually spread it around rather than just dumping it in one spot. This will help you clean those hard-to-reach places without breaking your back.
4. Stick to Natural Cleaners
While you might be tempted to hit your bathroom with the serious chemical cleaners that make everything smell like bleach, don’t go too crazy. First, it’s helpful to remember that certain chemicals don’t mix, and could create a lethal combination, such as ammonia and bleach. Also, while bleach is helpful for crushing toxic mold and dirt, it’s best used in moderation. If you want to effectively clean your shower without resorting to a lot of chemical use, try using a homemade mixture of baking soda, vinegar, and citrus. You’ll be able to bust dirt buildup without aggravating your senses.
5. Use the Best Tools
Last but not least, you’ll need to use the right tools for the job. Throw out your dirty sponges and steel wool and opt for a gentle microfiber cloth and scrub brush for areas like your corner tiles and your shower floor. Remember, you don’t need to use too much force when you’re using a powerful cleaner and a good abrasive tool.