Bathrooms are often one of the most challenging rooms in the house to clean. Many people need to figure out what to do first.
It can make cleaning the bathroom a breeze. However, each bathroom is unique, so knowing where to begin for efficient cleaning can take time.
Alicia Sokolowski is an eco-cleaning expert and co-CEO at AspenClean (opens in new window) and has guided where to start and how to do it without harsh chemicals.
Cleaning the tub and the shower is the best place to begin. Cleaning the bathroom sink is also a good idea. Alicia recommends that you also clean your showerhead. Do you think that a clean shower is synonymous with a clean bathroom? The only things you use in the shower are soap and hot water. Shower tubs and curtains can get very dirty. It is more filthy than you might think.
Alicia Sokolowski explains that vinegar and water, or baking soda and salt, can clean soap scum from sinks, baths, and showers. If you don’t find these solutions work well for the difficult-to-clean areas of your home, you can mix baking soda with vinegar to create a paste. The paste should be applied to more demanding areas. Allow the vinegar to work its magic by removing the scum.
Showers and sinks don’t require as many harsh cleaning chemicals as toilets or bathroom floors. This allows you to use potent cleaners while you work and prevents cross-contamination.
Alicia suggests that you clean your shower curtain while cleaning sinks and showers. A shower curtain can easily collect soap scum and mildew over time. It would help if you regularly clean your curtain with a bathroom sprayer because damp environments are prime breeding grounds for bacteria.
“Most shower curtains can be washed in the washing machine like a towel or blanket. She says that it is normal to clean the curtains every three months. You can reach places previously hidden by the curtain if you pull it down before you begin cleaning. To prevent mold, let the railing dry thoroughly after washing.
After you’ve completed the bathroom, including the cabinet fronts, vanities, and baseboards, it’s time to tackle the bathroom floor last. Bathroom moisture can cause grout problems, regardless of whether it is tile or wax-free. Alicia states that cleaning grout with bleach and floors with epoxy is tempting, but all you really need is a microfiber cloth.
A quarter cup of scouring flour and a bucket of water.
Mix the scouring powder in a bowl. Then, use the microfiber cloth to cover the floor. Add lemon juice or lavender essential oil to make the floor smell fresh.
If you have challenging areas, such as mold or grout, this natural alternative is to mix just over a quarter of scouring powder and four tablespoons of water. The paste is ready to use on an old toothbrush. These tools can be used to remove the most stubborn stains.
“For soap scum buildup, you can use vinegar and water, baking soda and water, or vinegar and water. Mixing vinegar and baking soda to create a paste is an option if those methods are too complicated. The paste should be applied to challenging areas. Allow the paste to rest for at least a few minutes so that the acidity of the vinegar can break down the scum.