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This is an easy spring cleaning checklist that will help you spring clean your bathroom quickly and easily.
Easy bathroom spring cleaning checklist
This bathroom spring cleaning checklist is part of my Easy one day spring cleaning checklists series, the ultimate set of checklists for deep cleaning your home in no more than one day.
The bathroom is one of the big hitters when it comes to housework chores.
This checklist takes you through everything you need to do to spring clean your bathroom.
Spring cleaning bathroom checklist
Descale taps and chrome fittings
Scale from hard water on taps and fittings looks horrid but worse it damages the taps and makes it much more likely that you will have leaks and need to replace them.
Limescale is also much harder to clean the longer you leave it.
I find the best way to descale is to use white wine vinegar, any essential brand will do, it doesn’t have to be top grade!
Simply dip a reusable bamboo towel in the vinegar and wipe all the surfaces.
Use a toothbrush for tricky nooks and crannies.
Note: Leave the shower head until later, there’s a checkpoint on the best way to descale a shower head further down the checklist.
Scrub down bath and shower
Give the bath and the shower a really good spray with your preferred bathroom cleaning product and use a microfibre sponge to rub the product into the bath and shower. Then LEAVE it, for half an hour or so, to really do its work.
Use an old toothbrush to get into any nooks and crannies, then rinse the whole lot off.
Clean and repair grouting
Grouting isn’t just there to make your bathroom tiles look pretty, it’s also there as a barrier to stop the walls and floors from getting a soaking.
I use baking soda and a toothbrush to clean grouting. Baking soda is a wonder for this kind of cleaning.
Mix up in a bowl a solution of baking soda and hot water – don’t use boiling water, it will scald you – and then dip the brush in and scrub away.
Deep clean the toilet
Not the loveliest of jobs, but it is an essential one and it can be made more pleasant by using natural products rather than chemicals.
I tend to go with a baking soda and white wine vinegar solution, which is much kinder to the planet than using bleach.
Mix a couple of tablespoons of baking soda with a cup of white wine vinegar and then pour it into the toilet bowl.
Put the mixture into the bowl and let it fizz up and sit for a few minutes – 15 minutes is about right.
Give the bowl a scrub with the toilet brush and flush.
Want a way to keep the toilet clean for weeks at a time in between deep cleans?
A hack that involves so little effort, once it’s set up, that it is laughable.
You’ll find it in our 10 Genius Time Saving Cleaning Hacks post.
Sanitise toilet brush
Ok, this is my least favourite job. But it has to be done. I would also say that it is worth changing your brush every couple of years.. just because!
So, first up, I spritz the brush holder with white wine vinegar to give it a clean.
Then I fill the holder with vinegar to soak the brush overnight.
A top tip to keep the toilet brush smelling fresh and hygienic is to pop a couple of drops of essential oil, such as lavender, into a small amount of water and pour into the brush holder.
Change this solution every month.
Clean out drains and U-bends
Luckily there are some easy ways to clean out without gallons of chemicals.
My preferred way is using a mixture of baking soda and vinegar.
I go for around 200g of baking soda and a bottle of white wine vinegar, which is usually around 500ml.
Then add a cup of boiling water to the mixture.
Next, boil a full kettle and pour the boiling water carefully down the plughole.
Follow by pouring the baking soda and vinegar mixture down the plughole.
Leave it for 30 minutes to work its magic, then flush through with water from the tap or shower.
This is another tip from our 6 Natural Bathroom Cleaning Hacks post, do take a peak for more easy to use, natural cleaning hacks.
Descale shower head
Now this super brilliant cleaning hack for descaling the shower head saves a whole bunch of time AND it is eco-friendly.
It involves using vinegar, one of my favourite green cleaning products.
What you do….
Fill a small sandwich bag with white wine vinegar and place your shower head in it.
Tie the bag on and make sure the whole of the shower head you want clean is in the solution.
For best results, leave the bag on overnight and in the morning you should have a nice, clean shower head.
This tip is from our 10 Genius Time Saving Cleaning Hacks post.
This is a simple one.. once you’ve removed the rubbish in its biodegradable liner.
So, give the bins a real scrub, outside and inside.
Then, as a final flourish, you can spritz them with essential oil inside, so they stay fresh smelling and and antiseptic.
Clear out toiletries and make-up
It’s a mucky job, but someone has to do it.
It never ceases to amaze me how many products I manage to hoard over the course of a year.
Go through everything! Be brutal!
If you haven’t used it in a year.. chuck it out.
If it’s out of date… chuck it out.
Give everything that’s left a wipe over and then organise it back in your bathroom storage.
Which brings me onto the next task…
Go on! Bite the bullet and do it.
Think about HOW you use your bathroom, which products you use most regularly and which you use less.
Then organise the bathroom so that it is as easy to access what you need, when you need it.
Wash and sterilise bath toys
Got kids who love their bath toys?
They maybe bath toys, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need a wash.
The quickest way to wash plastic bath toys is to shove them in the dishwasher.
Yes, that’s right. Talk about a time saver.
Don’t forget to clean out whatever it is you store the toys in as well.
Now there’s cleaning the bathroom floor and there’s CLEANING the bathroom floor.
Once a year, give your bathroom floor a real treat and give it a real scrub.
Get behind the cupboards, radiators and the toilet.
Get into the corners and work on any real marks.
If you can, let the floor dry for as long as possible after washing, without anyone walking on it.
Then go over with a sealing treatment that will prevent it from getting marked.
Wash bath mats
Pop the wash mats into the washing machine on your way to your next cleaning zone… !
So, that’s it for the bathroom.
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