First, clear the floor of all items, such as baskets, towels, toilet plungers, etc. Second, sweep up any dust that collected on the floor, especially in the corners. Third, use a vacuum to remove any remaining debris. Fourth, mix warm water and an all-purpose cleaner in a bucket, and mop the floor.
A Few Things to Remember While Cleaning Your Bathroom
Dusting first, paying particular attention to the toilet and baseboards, but also running your duster over light fixtures, counters, and even the edges of the bathtub will make your work easier.
Clean the Most Difficult Room First
Because cleaning the bathroom is so time and labor intensive, it's a good idea to make it the first room you clean. Afterwards, all your other chores will seem easier. Additionally, if you save the bathroom for last, you may be so tired when you get to it that you abandon the task.
Clean the Inside of the Toilet Bowl
Begin cleaning the bowl from the top down. Always begin scrubbing under the rim first. Look under the rim to get all the stains and grime scrubbed away. Next, scrub the bowl with the toilet brush, including the drain hole opening at the bottom of the toilet bowl.
Wet the tank and bowl exteriors with water. Dip a slightly abrasive scrubber or medium-bristled scrub brush in the solution and begin cleaning the tank and exteriors. Use separate cleaning tools for this. Rinse the cleaning tools and re-dip as and when needed.
When doing your thorough cleaning, dust the room before vacuuming so you can vacuum up the particles that float into the air as you work and settle on the floor.
The first stage uses the dry cloth, which picks up dust, dirt and pet hair from the floor. The second stage uses the wet cloth, which cleans dirt and grime. Either cloth can be used with the Swiffer Sweeper, but the system works best when the dry cloth is used, followed by the wet cloth.
Try this: Swish a cup of vinegar around in the toilet bowl using a toilet brush, then add a cup of baking soda, followed by an additional cup of vinegar. Let the fizzing solution sit for 10 minutes. Use a toilet brush to scrub stains. Let mixture sit for a few more minutes and then flush.
A good way to clean bathroom tiles is with vinegar. Simply create a 50:50 diluted solution with white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray directly onto the surface. It can be used to clean soap scum from any surface including glass and tiles. All you have to do is buff it dry to avoid any streaks.
To clean your bathroom wall tiles, mix ½ cup of baking soda, ½ cup of lemon juice into ½ bucket of warm water. Mix it well and use a sponge to scrub this solution over your wall tiles. Once you have scrubbed the entire surface, allow it to settle for 5 minutes. Then, use a clean sponge dampened in water and wipe clean.
Once a week at least.
Tetro says your bathroom is the ultimate bacteria host; E. coli can be found within six feet of the toilet and in the sink. To keep it at bay, disinfect the toilet and sink at least once weekly, and the bathtub every two weeks — more if you shower often.
Ultimately, traditional mops are still the best option for deep cleaning. You can put more pressure on the head, and you can use any cleaning solution (rather than the Swiffer-only options) and as much of it as you need.
I was impressed at how well the Swiffer WetJet managed to trap dirt and scrub off those old stains, even just using the standard cleaning pad. I was impressed at how well the Swiffer WetJet managed to trap dirt and scrub off those old stains, even just using the standard cleaning pad.
For each task, start at the highest point in the room (if dusting, this might mean high shelves), and move from left to right across the room. This way, you don't miss anything, and you won't accidentally knock dust onto already-cleaned lower shelves.
Clean before you mop.
You should always sweep, dust mop or vacuum to remove large pieces of debris and stray hair.
Apply cola to the tiles which are dirty, let it sit for a few minutes and wipe it off. Voila! You will get super clean tiles in no time.
Pour a cup of baking soda into a small bowl and add enough white vinegar to make a paste. Once the mixture stops fizzing, use a sponge to apply it to your shower and tub, then let it set for about 15 minutes. Wipe the surfaces down with a non-scratch sponge, rinse thoroughly with water, and then dry.
Diluted with water to about 5 percent acidity, distilled white vinegar is hailed as a natural, nontoxic cleaning marvel, killing some household bacteria, dissolving hard-water deposits, and cutting through grime at a fraction of the cost of brand-name cleaning products.
For stubborn shower stains, soap scum and grime, mix one cup of warm water, two cups of white vinegar and one teaspoon of a vegetable-based dishwashing soap in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on the shower walls, let it work for 15 minutes and use a sponge to scrub off scum and grime.