I know today’s post topic isn’t altogether glamorous…but hey! This is real life and it sure is important! 😉
One of the things I’ve really had to master once I started living on my own (and now, living with my husband) was a housekeeping and cleaning schedule. Much of cleaning a house has to do with building up habits of cleanliness.
I make sure to clean the bathroom at least once a week, typically on weekends, though I especially like it when I can get to it the night before trash day (making clean-up so much more instant and timely!).
Recently I shared how to conquer your kitchen in 15 minutes or less. Today I’m sharing my tips for conquering your bathroom in just 10 minutes! I’ve worked it out so that it’s a specific order of tasks that allows me to be the most efficient. I hope it helps you as you work out your own cleaning schedule!
When I prep to clean the bathroom, I always grab a small plastic grocery bag and hang it on the door handle. That way, I’ve got a nearby trash bag where I can pop the dirty paper towels.
How to Clean Your Bathroom in 10 Minutes:
Start with toilet bowl cleaner. It’s the best bet to start with anything that needs to soak.
Then while that sits, spray foaming bathroom cleaner (or sprinkle Comet) in the sink and tub. Although now days I’m really liking a foaming cleaner I found, Comet is so cheap and it works quite well (especially to create those sparkling faucet heads and handles).
Clean the mirror and any bathroom counters or shelves. I look for soap scum underneath the soap bottle, too.
Spray and wipe off all toilet surfaces. Then, scrub and flush the toilet.
Now, clean the bathroom sink and the tub. Don’t forget the faucet heads and handles!
Wipe down the bathroom floor. My favorite thing ever (that really works well in this current rental house) is a Swiffer Sweeper, with wet cloths. After I clean the floor, I always capture whatever dirt or dust bunnies are left with a paper towel.
Finally, replace the bathroom hand towel with a fresh towel.
You’re all done! I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into my cleaning routine, whether it actually helped you out or was just interesting. Adult life is fun, isn’t it? 😉 I love reading and hearing about others’ routines – what are some of your cleaning routines?
PS – if you enjoy posts like these, you may also like How to Conquer Your Kitchen In 15 Minutes or my Guest Room Readiness Checklist. (And you can also click the subcategory “Clean + Organize” above.)