How To Make My Bathroom Cleaning Checklist Work For You!

I’m one of those sad people who enjoy cleaning bathrooms, I think it’s one of the few jobs that makes a huge difference, for not too much effort! Knowing how to clean bathrooms quickly will hugely speed up your cleaning time. I’m sharing my bathroom cleaning checklist and a few bathroom cleaning hacks to make the job a whole lot easier and save you tons of time!

You will need

  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • Flat-headed microfibre mop
  • Spray bottle with homemade soap scum remover
  • Disinfectant
  • Green scrubby or toilet brush
  • Glass cleaning cloths
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Bin bag.
  • Non-scratch scrubby

One of the most important things to say about bathroom cleaning is that a little a day goes a very long way!

Every day I have a daily bathroom cleaning routine, I wipe the sink, window ledge, and toilet over, and every few days, I will clean the shower doors to prevent soap scum buildup.

I have two very messy kids, so it’s imperative for me to keep on top of things in my house, but you may find that you prefer to leave the bathroom cleaning schedule to just once a week. I find if I follow a house cleaning routine and do a little every day, then the weekly bathroom clean-up only takes about 10 minutes.

If you’re struggling to keep your home clean, follow my amazingly simple housework routine and weekly cleaning list by starting here!

How to clean your bathroom

  1. Remove everything from the bathroom.

    This makes bathroom cleaning super quick and encourages you not to keep too much clutter in the bathroom. After cleaning the bathroom, only return the necessary items, try to have nothing left out on window sills or countertops, and use storage to make bathroom cleaning quick and easy!

  2. Vacuum the whole area first

    vacuum the whole area first before you use any water or cleaning products. This will remove dust and hair and will enormously speed up your cleaning time!

  3. Clean all the mirrors.

    Clean all mirrors. It’s ok to spot clean mirrors. Try only to use a tiny bit of glass cleaner. This helps to prevent smears and also speeds up your cleaning time. Remember, if you are cleaning a mirrored cabinet, wipe the top!

  4. Clean the windows and window frames.

    Clean windows and window frames.

  5. Open the window

    Open the windows to change the air and ventilate the area while cleaning. Opening a window allows the air to flow freely and helps to prevent mold and mildew from building up.

  6. Disinfect the light switches and handles.

    I prefer to use a disinfectant spray for these areas to get into all the nooks and crannies, such as screw heads, etc.

  7. Clean the tiles and grout.

    I use a sonic brush to clean the grout in the shower, and I use a flat mop to clean the tiles. I then dry them with a dry microfibre mop head. This makes the whole job much quicker and helps you reach right up to the ceiling without dragging out the steps! You can buy a special tile cleaner, but I use dish soap, disinfectant, or glass cleaner for high-gloss tiles.

  8. Cull empty bottles and toilet rolls

    Because nobody else can find the bathroom bin!
    Throw away any empty shampoo and shower gel bottles. It’s easy to let empty bottles build up in the shower. I find it better to limit the number of bottles we use.

  9. Clean the shower doors.

    Clean shower doors starting inside. The inside of the shower doors are the dirtiest, so if you start there, it’s easier to see the smears when cleaning the outside. I prefer to use a glass cleaner on the screens, but I also like to clean them with my homemade soap scrum remover as it just rinses away without scrubbing.

    soap scum remover

  10. Clean the shower fixtures.

    Clean shower fixtures and base. I like to use a cream cleanser to clean the shower base as it loosens up all the soap scum build-up.

  11. Clean the bath

    Spray some soap scum remover over the bath and let it start to work while you clean the toilet, then clean and rinse the bath

  12. Clean the toilet

    Clean the toilet, remembering to clean the back and the bottom of the toilet. To find out how to clean a toilet properly, read this post.

  13. Clean the sink

    Clean the sink; don’t forget the underneath of the sink and the sink pedestal. Clean toothbrush holders and soap dispensers, attention to detail is a must in a bathroom to avoid soap scum buildup.

  14. Change the towels

    Make sure you have a clean, fluffy guest towel out at all times. You may need to change the towel daily if you have little kids, as it won’t stay clean for long!

  15. Empty the bin

    Empty the bin, wipe the inside with soapy water, and spray with disinfectant. Dry the bin, then replace the bin bag.

  16. Fill the toilet roll holder

    Fill the loo roll holder with spare loo rolls

  17. Mop the floor

    I use a flat-headed mop with disinfectant and a drop of dish soap for detergent to mop the floors. When you use a flat mop, you can change the mop head after 30 feet and wash the mop head when you’ve finished to avoid cross-contamination.

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