How to Achieve a Sparkling Clean Bathroom
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What are your top tips and hacks for cleaning a bathroom? Here is what 7 thought leaders have to say.

Clean Regularly with Bleach

Clean it thoroughly and clean it often. Frequency is more important than deep cleaning. So, if you tend to put off cleaning the bathroom because of lack of time, remember that cleaning a little is better than not cleaning at all.

Otherwise, if you’re intimidated by the millions of cleaning products, just use bleach. Bleach kills everything, but make sure to hide your towels, rugs, and curtains; it stains like you wouldn’t believe.

Rick Berres, Owner, Honey-Doer

Organize Supplies and Use Vinegar

Cleaning bathroom tiles with a red cloth and spray bottle in Yonkers NYMake sure to keep all your bathroom cleaning supplies easily accessible. This will save you time and effort when it comes to cleaning your bathroom. Store them in a designated caddy or organizer so that they are within reach whenever you need them.

The toilet is often considered the dirtiest area of the bathroom, so it’s best to tackle it first. Use a toilet brush and cleaner to thoroughly scrub the inside of the bowl, and don’t forget to clean under the rim as well. Wipe down the exterior of the toilet with a disinfectant spray.

If you prefer using natural products for cleaning, try mixing equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. This solution can be used to clean mirrors, countertops, and other surfaces in the bathroom. You can also use baking soda to scrub tough stains and soap scum.

To effectively clean the shower, start by removing any hair or debris from the drain. Then, spray a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar onto the walls and floor of the shower. Let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing with a sponge or brush. Rinse thoroughly with water afterward.

Brett Iwanowicz, Owner, Brett Buys Roc Houses

Use Baking Soda and Vinegar

Effective bathroom cleaning starts with using a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to tackle tough stains and soap scum. For sparkling mirrors and glass, a solution of water and vinegar works wonders.

Don’t forget to regularly clean grout lines with a toothbrush and a paste of baking soda and water. Finally, keeping a squeegee in the shower helps prevent water spots and mold buildup, maintaining a cleaner bathroom longer with minimal effort.

Alex Taylor, Head of Marketing, CrownTV

Opt for Multi-Purpose Cleaners

Cleaning a bathroom countertop with a green cloth in White PlainsInstead of using different cleaning products for every surface, opt for a multi-purpose cleaner that can handle most bathroom surfaces. This will save you time and effort, as well as reduce clutter in your cleaning supplies. Multi-purpose cleaners are designed to tackle a variety of surfaces, such as countertops, sinks, shower tiles, and even mirrors, making the cleaning process more streamlined and efficient.

Look for cleaners that are specifically formulated for bathroom use and are effective against common bathroom grime like soap scum, mildew, and germs. Additionally, choosing eco-friendly options can help minimize the impact on the environment while keeping your bathroom sparkling clean.

Jonathan Carcone, Principal, 4 Brothers Buy Houses

Start High, Work Down, Let Sit

When it comes to cleaning a bathroom, using a multi-purpose cleaner can be extremely helpful. This type of cleaner is designed to tackle various surfaces and materials, making it the perfect solution for cleaning different areas of your bathroom. You can use it on countertops, sinks, shower doors, and even the toilet bowl. Plus, having just one cleaner on hand saves you time and money.

A helpful hack for cleaning your bathroom is to start from the top and work your way down. This means beginning with the highest surfaces such as shelves, cabinets, and mirrors, and then moving onto lower surfaces like countertops, sinks, and toilets. By starting at the top, any dust or debris that falls down will be cleaned up as you work your way down.

For tougher stains and grime, it’s important to let your cleaning products sit for a few minutes before scrubbing. This allows the product to penetrate the surface and break down any dirt or bacteria, making it easier to clean. You can use this extra time to clean other areas of the bathroom while the product does its work.

Baxter Fricks, Founder and CEO, Cardinal House Buyers

Tackle Surfaces and Scrub Toilets

One of the first things to tackle when cleaning a bathroom is the surfaces. This means countertops, sinks, bathtubs, and toilets. Use a multi-purpose cleaner or a mixture of water and white vinegar to wipe down these surfaces. For tougher stains or build-up, use a scrub brush or sponge and some baking soda for a natural and effective solution.

The toilet is often considered to be the dirtiest part of a bathroom, so it’s important to give it some extra attention. Use a toilet brush and cleaner to scrub the inside of the bowl, and wipe down the exterior with disinfecting wipes or spray. Be sure to also clean the handle, seat, and lid to remove any germs.

Cleaning the shower or tub may seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools, it can be done quickly. Use a specialized cleaner for removing soap scum and grime, or create your own solution by combining equal parts vinegar and dish soap. For tough grout stains, use a toothbrush or small brush to scrub it clean.

Keith Sant, Founder and CEO, Sell My Mobile Home Park

Prep Supplies and Clean Strategically

Cleaning a toilet with a spray bottle and pink cloth in ScarsdaleGather all your cleaning supplies before you start. Having everything at hand—from disinfectants and scrubbing brushes to microfiber cloths and gloves—saves time and keeps you focused. I always start with the least dirty areas and move towards the dirtiest, usually the toilet. This way, you avoid spreading germs around.

For the mirrors and glass surfaces, a simple mixture of vinegar and water works wonders. Spray it on, let it sit for a minute, and then wipe it off with a microfiber cloth for a streak-free shine. For stubborn soap scum on shower doors, a paste made from baking soda and water can be very effective. Apply it, let it sit for about 10 minutes, and then scrub with a non-abrasive sponge.

When tackling the toilet, don’t just clean the bowl. Make sure to disinfect the handle, seat, and base. A pumice stone can be a lifesaver for removing tough stains without scratching the porcelain. Lastly, don’t forget the floors. Sweep or vacuum first to remove hair and dust, then mop with a disinfectant solution, making sure to get into all the corners and behind the toilet in the bathroom.

A Sparkling Clean Bathroom with Muffetta House Cleaning

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Gabrielle Yap, Senior Editor, Carnivore Style

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