When it comes to keeping your home tidy, there are plenty of areas to consider. While we may focus on dusting, vacuuming, or keeping the kitchen counters clean, what about the bathrooms? Bathroom cleaning is one of those tasks most of us abhor, if the truth be told. And that might be why we’re not always as dedicated to it as we should be. Are there areas you’re missing? Ways you could be better at keeping your wash closets clean? Most likely, yes.
Everyday Bathroom Cleaning: The Essentials
As you walk into your bathroom, think about what you interact with every day. You’re likely using the sink and toilet multiple times yourself, not to mention other members of the family. And most everyone takes a daily shower. While you probably don’t need to clean all of these areas daily, the one that collects the most clutter and grime is the countertop. Take one or two minutes each morning to put away razors, hair dryers, and curling irons. Keep the makeup and aftershave out of sight. And wipe down the counters.
While you’re at it, check the toilet for a wipe down as needed. And if you have a glass shower enclosure, it’s good to get into the habit of using a squeegee on it after every shower. Especially in Phoenix, where we have very hard water, keeping the glass clean means less time scrubbing later when you’re doing a complete bathroom cleaning.
What About the Toilet?
Wiping down the seat and lid of the toilet is one thing, but what about the bowl and underside of the seat? If your family is in the habit of putting the seat down after using it, Mom won’t ever see the bottom of the seat—until she’s cleaning it. And then she may be in for a surprise—especially if you have little boys and young men in the house!
The toilet needs to be cleaned weekly. Period. And it should be cleaned well. Clean the inside of the bowl, but don’t stop there. You’ll want to wipe down and sanitize the seat, lid, tank, and base. All of those areas can become little science experiments without the proper attention. We can almost guarantee that the majority of households don’t touch the base of the toilet. Take a look in your wash closet or that of a friend. All of us seem to be lacking when it comes to bathroom cleaning.
Remember the Floor
You may not even think about the floor when it comes to your regular bathroom cleaning, but a lot can collect there. Think about the dead skin cells and all of the hair that comes out when you’re brushing. What about those dirty Q-tips that fell and got kicked under the sink? Or just next to the garbage? You know they’re there.
Vacuum or sweep the bathroom floor regularly (once or twice a week, depending on your usage and family). Then be sure to mop as well.
Showers and Tubs
Unless you’re big into tub baths, it can be easy to overlook the dirt at the bottom of the tub or shower. But with that much water in there—all the time—it can create ideal conditions for growing mold. And mold leads to a host of health issues for your family.
It may not be the greatest job in the bathroom (even worse than the toilet, in some cases), but the tub and shower need to be cleaned regularly. And you’ll need to put in some serious elbow grease. Keeping your tub and shower clean will help to avoid any mold issues, make you feel cleaner when you bathe, and help you be ready for that spontaneous bubble bath.
Stop Worrying About Bathroom Cleaning and Hire Carnation!
There’s a lot to consider when you are cleaning up after your family, especially when it comes to cleaning the bathrooms. Smart people don’t worry about this task themselves; they hire it out. Not only do you have better things to do, but think about how much you make in an hour. If you can make more than it costs to hire a house cleaner, you’re actually losing money doing it yourself!
Leave your bathroom cleaning—along with the rest of your house—to the pros at Carnation Home Cleaning. We’ll ensure that you have a glowing bathroom, and you won’t have to deal with the yuck factor.
Contact us for a free estimate.