Creating a Sparkles Bathroom

As you know, bathrooms can harbor lots of dirt and germs. Because of that, a thorough cleaning is a must. A spic and span bathroom that is also clutter-free will be an oasis in your home. Here are some tips to create a sparkles bathroom….

Getting your sparkles bathroom

First, double-check that everything that does not belong in the bathroom is returned to its home. Get the dirty towels and washcloths to the laundry and take down the shower curtain and liner for washing or replacement.

Start the job by dusting the walls and wiping them down where necessary. If you seem to have a problem with mildew on the walls in your bathroom, try spraying it with a 5 to 1 water/bleach mixture and scrubbing it lightly. Repeat until the mildew is gone. Test the bleach mixture on a hidden spot first; making sure it won’t harm your wall covering.

Remove the window treatments, if there are any, and clean them or have them cleaned. Wash the windows both outside and in, scrubbing and rinsing the screens, as well. Keep the windows open to let out the fumes from any cleaning products and to freshen the room.

Pour toilet bowl cleaner or bleach into the toilet and let it sit while you clean other parts of the room. If you have mildew in the tub or shower, spray it down with the bleach solution or a mildew removal product and let that sit as well.

Clean your mirrors and shine the bathroom sink fixtures. Wash any soap dishes, toothbrush holders, and containers that usually sit on the sink area out, or wipe them down. Scrub out the sink and dry thoroughly when you are done to prevent water spots.

Many people clean their toilets several times per week. However, it’s still a good idea to give it a big once-over for spring. Make sure you use a brush to get under the rim well. Wipe off the top and back and scrub the area around the floor, as this often gets ignored in an everyday bathroom cleanup.

Start cleaning the tub or shower from the top and work down. Pay attention to the edges and corners, as mold and mildew can hide in these areas. Remove any mats or slip pads to make sure that they aren’t harboring mildew and replace it if necessary. Scrub out the tub area and remember to polish the faucet and handles, as well. Wipe the tub dry when you are done.

Finally, it is time to do the floor. If you have carpeting in your bathroom, vacuum well and steam clean, if needed. For hard floors, remove any area rugs and clean them, then sweep or vacuum up any loose dirt. Mop or clean the floor with a product that is safe for that particular type of floor covering. Pay close attention to corners and edges, where germs, mold, and mildew might develop.

To get a sparkles bathroom, once the floor has dried, replace the rugs and re-hang the curtains. Put a toilet bowl disc in the tank, light a scented candle, and your beautifully clean bathroom is ready to enjoy!