ABC’s of Clean: How to Clean Your Bathroom

Bathroom cleaning can be overwhelming and time-consuming. To help, we've developed a guide of products, suggestions, schedules- basically everything you need to tackle this not-so-fun chore like a pro.

How to clean a bathroom

It’s common belief that when it comes to harboring germs, your toilet tops the chart for having the most. In reality, there are several areas that deserve equal attention. The floor, knobs, shower curtain, and sorry but your toothbrush should be disinfected just as often as the toilet. Bathroom germs are of course impossible to avoid. Getting in the routine of cleaning regularly, however, is at least an easy way to prevent them from reaching potentially dangerous levels and from spreading throughout your home.

Some Tips Before We Get Started

Here are a few simple ways to improve your cleaning habits and avoid transmitting the germs into yourself and the rest of your home:

  • Clean up regularly. Keeping consistent makes the chore go faster and helps to prevent germ buildup, lowering your risk of illness. The floors, walls, handles and shower need a weekly wipe. The sink and toilet should be cleaned daily. A deep, thorough scrubbing should be performed on the entire room at least once a month.
  • Prevent condensation and moisture. Excess moisture caused by steam is an ideal environment for mold and mildew to develop. Make sure the room is well ventilated and your shower floor, curtain, and bath mats are washed often.
  • Pay particular attention to the toilet bowl.  Your toilet is a cesspool for germs, fungi, and other nasty stuff you don’t want in your house. Scrub it with a disinfectant at least once a week. Most important, make sure the lid is always down before flushing! Not doing so allows the mic roscopic eruption that occurs with every flush to escape and land on the surfaces around your toilet. Ew. 
  • Wash your hands.  Washing your hands properly before exiting the restroom is key to stopping germs from spreading. 20-30 seconds of vigorous washing with warm soapy water does the trick.

Follow these simple rules and you and your family will be safe from the invasion of bathroom germs. Below is our guide to giving your bathroom a speedy-deep clean.

How to Speed-Clean Your Bathroom

1. Gather the supplies.

To start, make sure you have everything you need:

2. Apply deep cleaners. Start by applying your all-purpose cleaner of choice on the surfaces of your bath, sink, and shower. Let it soak while you tackle other areas of the room. If you have washing machine safe bath mats, go ahead and toss them in your washer. Tip: For maximum service life, use Scrub Daddy products with gentle detergents. We love Green Works multi-surface cleaner- it's naturally derived from plants & minerals!

3. Take on the toilet bowl. Pour cleanser around the bowl and give it a good scrub. We recommend Mrs. Meyer’s lavender toilet bowl cleaner for this but a vinegar-soda paste is a good alternative. Tip: The HDX Toilet Bowl Brush and Holder is a budget friendly, easy-to-clean brush.

4. Finish the bath and shower. Use the FlexTexture® side of your Eraser Daddy to scrub the surfaces that have been soaking. This combo works really well to remove soap scum from tile, fixtures and shower enclosures. Flip and use the water-activated PowErase® side to brighten white grout lines and caulk. Turn on the shower and rinse everything down.

5. Move to the walls and mirrors. Grab your Scrub Mommy and glass cleaner for the mirrors. Remove any sticky hair spray residue or toothpaste with her scratch-free FlexTexture side. Then flip to achieve a dry, squeaky clean finish with her soft ResoFoam side. Clean up walls, switch plates and baseboard with your lightly dampened Eraser Daddy. Dry all surfaces with your Scrub Mommy or paper towel.

6. Clean up the floors. Vacuum the floor. Finish by going over it a second time with a wet mop. Pay special attention to the areas dust likes to collect, like in corners. Replace the rugs and mats.

7. Enjoy a job well done. Congratulations, you’ve cleaned your bathroom! It wasn’t that hard, was it?

WARNING:Avoid accidental damage or personal injury! Do not use Eraser Daddy on your body or skin, which will cause abrasions. Keep out of reach of children and pets to prevent ingestion. Always test a small inconspicuous area first as PowErase side can damage some surfaces. Not for use on soft plastics, non-stick coatings, finished or unfinished wood, automobile finishes, stainless steel, copper or leather. Do not use with chlorine bleach or household cleaners. After using on a surface that may contact food, rinse that surface thoroughly to remove any residue.