This post is sponsored by TubShroom but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I absolutely hate cleaning my bathroom… it’s kind of a pet peeve for me. The only thing I hate more is a dirty bathroom… and I’m not talking about messy but actually dirty. So I’ve started using a quick routine to clean everything top to bottom.
With 20 minutes and a bit of detergent you’ll be moving on to the next step! Which is hopefully nowhere near the bathroom. Roll up your sleeves and let’s get to it!
Step 1: Spray the Tub and Toilet with Disinfectant
Alright y’all there’s definitely a time and place to work smarter… not harder. Which means the very first thing you should do when you walk into your bathroom is spray the toilet and inside of the shower so that while you’re cleaning the rest of the bathroom the spray can be doing it’s thing!
I like to use a cleaner that foams so that it really clings to the surface and eats away at the grime.
Scrub the inside of the toilet with your toilet brush to remove all of the nasty grime and then leave the toilet brush in-between the bowl and seat to drip dry.
Step 2: Clean the Surfaces
Now it’s time to do a little bit of scrubbing… spray the toilet, sink, faucet(s), and countertop with your preferred cleaner/disinfectant. Wipe off the sink and counter with a damp cloth making sure to hit the grime around the faucet area and the back of the toilet.
Step 3: Clean the Drain
As a girl with so. much. hair. the very first step to cleaning my drain is to remove my TubShroom and clean all of the hair out of my drain. I use to try to stand back and brush my hair over the floor so that it would be easily swept up but it. never. works. and I end up with hair down the drain.
Which meant keeping buckets of drain cleaner at the ready.
This little TubShroom is the perfect solution since it collects the hair and stops it from going down the sink. I loved the sink version (SinkShroom?) so much I got one for the tub too!
Once you’ve cleaned out the TubShroom I always like to clean the drain itself so that we get ahead of any clogs that are forming. It’s an easy enough solution: just pour 1/2 a cup of baking soda down the drain and then 1/2 a cup of vinegar. Cover with a wet cloth for about five minutes then uncover and flush the drain with hot water.
Now that I have the TubShroom I only flush out the drain about once a month… I’m telling you this thing is a life saver! I loved it so much I got one for my Mama too.
Step 4: Clean the Tub/Shower
Now that your disinfectant foam has had a minute or two to sit it’s time to clean the shower! While a wet washcloth works just fine I like to hit the tub with a special concoction: a dish-want loaded with a cleaning mixture. Simply add 1 part Dawn Dishsoap to 1 part vinegar in a dish-wand, seal it tight and it’s ready to go.
Run the water in the shower to get it lightly coated, and scrub away to your heart’s content. The mixture cuts right through the soap scum, leaving a squeaky-clean feel! Plus I love how the vinegar helps to neutralize the odors in the bathroom too. It’s a one-two hit to the old tub.
Once I’ve scrubbed e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g I remove the TubShroom in the shower and clean the drain there too… squeaky clean y’all!
If you’re deep cleaning your bathroom place a bag of vinegar around the shower head and secure it with a rubber band… leave it for an hour and then scrub the shower head to remove all the dirt and grime. Squeaky clean!
Step 5: Clean the Mirror
We are so close to done y’all! Grab your favorite glass cleaner and spend a few minutes wiping down the mirror. Try grabbing a bit of newspaper to wipe the mirror down instead of paper towels… surprisingly they leave mirror streak free and b-e-a-utiful!
Step 6: Sweep and Mop!
Now that all of our surfaces are clean it’s time to move on to the last step… sweeping and mopping the floor! Make sure to sweep all of the corners and to finish all the steps before mopping since you’ll want to vacate the bathroom for a while while the floor dries.
So replace the toilet brush and remove the bag of vinegar from the shower head. Put the TubShroom (and the SinkShroom!) back in place and put away all of your cleaning products.
Mop the floor and you’re done! Now it’s time to party!
All in all this little exercise should take about 15 minutes a week and leave the place squeaky clean.