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Time Saving Hacks for Bathroom Cleaning

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Bathrooms are one of the most used rooms in any household – or at least they should be!!

But let’s get a show of hands for who LOVES cleaning their bathroom?

No, not who loves the finished effect of a lovely clean bathroom. 

Who actually loves going through the process week in, week out!

Exactly! But, fear not.

For here’s a post on time saving bathroom cleaning hacks. 

Read on to find out more…

Tips and Tricks For Cleaning Your Bathroom FAST!

Add White Vinegar to Your Toilet Tank

This is the ULTIMATE prevention is better than cure cleaning hack! 

Fill a jar with white wine vinegar, put a few holes in the lid and place the jar inside the water tank of your toilet. 

Doing this will keep your toilet clean for weeks, literally obliterating the need to clean in daily. 

This tip is from our 10 Genius Time Saving Cleaning Hacks post which is proving rather popular with Mums Make Lists fellow readers. 

A Daily Wipe

Do this micro cleaning routine daily to help keep bathroom grime at bay. It’s quite unbelievable how much a two minute daily wipe cuts down the time you spend overall cleaning your bathroom. 

Yes, that’s it! I told you it was a micro routine!

A Weekly Fast Clean

This is a slightly deeper clean that you can do weekly and should take you a max of 15 minutes. 

You’ll need a set of microfibre cloths to hand. I can’t tell you how much microfibre cloths speed up the cleaning process. I have a large stack of them in our laundry room, with a couple to hand in each bathroom and the kitchen. 

I have both the regular cloths and the Glass and Polish cloths, which are perfect for mirrors and windows (the clue is in the name I guess!). 

  • Spritz shower with shower cleaner, rinse with shower and wipe with microfibre cloth. 
  • Spritz all other surfaces (apart from mirrors and toilet) with bathroom cleaner and do a quick power wipe. 
  • Spritz external parts of toilet and wipe with toilet roll
  • Pop toilet cleaner in bowl and give a super powered clean with the toilet brush 
  • Vacuum floor and give it a quick mop
  • Spritz mirrors and windows with glass cleaner and wipe with microfibre cloth
  • Empty the bin and line it with a biodegradable liner, so that you can simply lift out the rubbish / trash each week, rather than have to move the bin
  • Use olive oil to shine chrome – faucets / taps, plug holes. It literally takes seconds and brings them up SUPER shiny**

**This last hack is taken from our popular 6 Natural Bathroom Cleaning Hacks post, take a peak to gen up on some other great hacks for using natural products to keep your bathroom chemical free and super clean. 

Dishwash Your Bathroom Pots

The toothbrush holder, the soap dish… bathroom pots and jars can get super grimy .

They are also super fiddly to clean. 

So once a week gather them up and pop them in the dishwasher. 

They’ll come out sparkly clean and hygienic with minimal effort. 

Let it Breathe! 

Make sure to open the bathroom window after a shower or bath, even in the depths of winter.

The more air a bathroom gets, the less likely it is to get fuggy and start growing mould. 

Not got a window? Try and leave the extractor fan on for an extended period, if this means leaving the door ajar, don’t sweat it, that will let the air circulate in the bathroom as well. 

Make it Smell Sweeter

I LOVE this simple hack. 

It isn’t necessarily a time saver in itself, but bathrooms that smell fresh at all times feel SO MUCH cleaner than those that don’t. 

So, here’s what you do….

When you change the toilet roll, add a few drops of essential oil to the inside of the cardboard toilet roll itself. 

How easy is that! 

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Thursday 29th of January 2015

Great tips. Living with two males the bathrooms can become a nightmare quickly especially the loo. I just need to stay on top of it every day or so instead of spending 30 minutes scrubbing once a week.

found this on Treasure Box Tuesday


Thursday 29th of January 2015

They have really made a difference to us Audrey - the bathroom basin was our biggest culprit, it always seemed to have toothpaste and soap squidqes and mucky marks all over it the day after a big clean and look a complete gungy mess. A super quick clean everyday (ish) has been much more effective


Wednesday 28th of January 2015

Okay you guys are the best!


Thursday 29th of January 2015

So glad you like Lara - definitely another one of those "why the heck did no one ever tell me this before" tricks that massively cut down cleaning effort.

Tanya A. Westover

Wednesday 8th of January 2014

These tips are really great. I used to do the cleaning every month and almost the whole day went for it. But for last three months I am trying to do it every week or sometimes twice a week. As I am working I often don't get time for the daily process, but I do make sure I do it on a weekly basis. While cleaning make sure you organize the things in your bath, avoid crowding the bath with cabinets and all that might end up in problems in cleaning. Make the storage spaces simple like open cabinets, shower caddies etc. Recently, I've bought a toilet caddy for our guest-room and I found it very useful and manageable. These things give your bath a classy look, as well as it allows you to avoid the use of cabinets. The more open space you have, the more easily to clean.

Monday 23rd of September 2013

Thanks for the great tips. What kind of microfiber cloth do you use? If I can save time cleaning the shower I will definitely try it!

Nicole @

Alice Emma Thompson

Tuesday 24th of September 2013

On the shower I've got a bit of a random selection accumulated over the years - doesn't seem to make a difference. I do like the e-cloth stainless steel ones for taps and the glass and window one for mirrors as they seem to work better.

Sinea Pies

Sunday 22nd of September 2013

Thanks for the great tips....and for the link list of related posts. What a neat idea! I may be copying you (different topic but same great idea). I really love it!

New follower, fan, etc here. Would love it if you'd stop by my blog this week for Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.Blessings,Sinea Ducks ‘n a Row