Let’s face, bathrooms can get downright gross. Add some kids into the mix and lookout. Hello, germs and bacteria! The last thing you want to do is scrub down the bathroom from floor to ceiling on a daily basis. Who has time for that?! I sure don’t. I’m all about cleaning (it’s easily one of my favorite stress relievers), but the one area of the home that I despise cleaning is … you guessed it … the bathrooms. And, we have four of them. So, how does one keep a bathroom clean longer?
10 Tricks to Keep a Bathroom Clean Longer
The simpler the better, right? Here are 10 tricks to help you keep a bathroom clean longer.
1.) Use a squeegee.
Now, I know, it might seem like a pain to use a squeegee every day. Trust me when I say that a squeegee makes a world of a difference. Invest in a good squeegee (this squeegee is my favorite) and keep it in your shower. When you’re done showering, simply run the squeegee downward across your glass shower door. In just a few seconds, you’ll have a glass door that is spot-free. Plus, it’s kind of fun to use a squeegee.
2.) Spray the shower.
Keep a shower cleaning spray in the shower. When you’re done showering, simply spray the walls of the shower with the spray and be on your way without having to wipe down anything.
3.) Keep cleaning products in the bathroom.
I love keeping cleaning products right in the bathroom. That way, when I’m done getting ready, I can quickly grab a counter wipe and wipe down the countertop and spray down the mirror with window cleaner. I love to tackle gross chores before they become big chores. I have the countertop wipes under the sink. In our linen closet in the bathroom, I have a bin labeled “Cleaning Products” in which I keep window cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, and shower spray.
4.) Use products that make cleaning easy.
As mentioned before, I like to use disinfectant wipes instead of spray so that I can quickly grab the wipe, use it, and toss it. I don’t have to rely on paper towel to get the job done. As for cleaning the toilet, I’m big into the toilet wands. I find cleaning toilets disgusting (to be quite honest). The wands make the chore more enjoyable. I keep a wand next to our toilets. When the toilet needs to be cleaned, I grab a wand and within seconds the toilet is scrubbed clean without me having to touch anything yucky. Here’s my favorite toilet cleaning tool.
5.) Hang up towels.
If you leave towels on the floor in a pile, then your towels are going to stink and never dry fully. Make sure your bathroom has a few towels bars or hooks so that you can hang your towel to dry after using it.
6.) Pick up clothes.
Before you leave the bathroom, gather up the clothes on the floor and toss them into a hamper. That way, your bathroom floor isn’t covered in dirty clothes and towels. My husband keeps his hamper in our master bedroom closet that is connected to our bathroom. After he is done getting ready, he tosses his clothes into the hamper and leaves the bathroom. As for me, I keep a hamper in our laundry room. Before I leave the bathroom every morning, I grab the clothes (my kids’ clothes and my clothes, as well as the towels) and toss them in our laundry room hamper. Having hampers readily available to house clothes is key in keeping not only the bathroom clean, but they also help to keep the laundry organized.
7.) Turn on the exhaust fan.
As soon as you enter the bathroom, turn on the fan. Make sure the last thing you do in the bathroom is turn off the fan. By having the fan on in the bathroom, the air will be kept fresher longer.
8.) Open a window.
If you have window in your bathroom, open the window every once in a while to air out the room. There’s nothing like some fresh air to liven up a space and make it feel clean.
9.) Vacuum the floor.
When you’re vacuuming the other rooms in your home, quickly go through the bathroom with the vacuum cleaner. The floor has a tendency to collect all sorts of dust, dog hair, etc.
10.) Pick a day.
Lastly, pick a day and give your bathroom a good scrubbing at least once a week to help maintain a super clean bathroom. I like to tackle our bathroom during a weekend morning when I know that I have a bit more time to give it a good cleaning.
What’s your favorite trick for keeping a bathroom clean?
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It looks great! So much fresher. I think if it was me, the one upgrade I would do would be to add a pedastal sink. It would keep the vintage charm while hiding the pipes and upgrading the faucet and knobs.