When you think about cleaning the bathroom, you're immediately bound to feel disgusted and grossed out. Cleaning the bathroom tops everyone's list of most hated chores. Yes, cleaning the toilet is disgusting, but even other parts of the bathroom that need to get cleaned can pose a real challenge. From slippery and slimy bathroom floors and walls to grungy glass doors and dirty grout, cleaning the bathroom requires a lot of hard work.
But having a clean bathroom is worth the work — because everything from your shower curtain to your toothbrush handle can be, and likely is, rife with bacteria. As such, it’s important to know how to deep clean a bathroom so it doesn’t just look clean but is also rid of all that potentially harmful bacteria.
The good news? Your bathroom cleaning situation at home doesn’t have to be the distasteful task we often make it out to be. Having a plan, and following our deep cleaning guide below will transform your bathroom from gross to spotless in no time.
Remove all clutter
First of all, remove all clutter and anything else that’s standing in the way of a deep clean. Start off with your bath mat and follow the directions on the tag to clean it. Using a Lola® Anti-microbial Clean N' Wipe™ Cloth, gently wipe down bathroom items that you often handle, such as your shampoo and conditioner bottles and toothbrush handle. As you clean them, move them out of the room and set them down somewhere else that they can dry.
Wipe down surfaces
Scrub down all bathroom surfaces. Scrub and sanitize your vanity cabinets, as well as sinks, faucet handles, door knobs, and even the pull on your window. The main rule of deep cleaning a bathroom, of course, is that if you touch it, step on it, or sit on it, you’re going to want to sanitize it.
Clean the shower
Apply a cleaning solution to the mildewed areas of your shower walls and floor, and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Then use a Lola® Large Scrub Brush and a bit of elbow grease to scrub the mildew off. Up next, clean the shower curtains. Together with your bath towels, most shower curtains and liners can be tossed in the washing machine. If you notice some mold or mildew, boost your laundry detergent with some baking soda or vinegar. For shower doors and walls, the Lola® All Purpose Scrubber is equipped to remove lingering water from when you rinsed them.
Clean the toilet
Now, it's time to clean the so-called bathroom throne! Start with the bowl itself and use toilet cleaner and the Lola® Toilet Bowl Brush with Curved Head to thoroughly clean the toilet surfaces. Do not flush the toilet for at least 10 minutes after doing this so that the solution has time to really settle in. Next, sanitize the exterior of your toilet, most especially the flusher and the spot where you grab the seat to lift it, with a disinfectant spray. Then, wipe them off with the Wowables® Reusable & Biodegradable Paper Towels. Lastly, use Lola® Anti-microbial Clean N' Wipe™ Cloth to wipe down the lid, seat, and hinges at the back of the toilet seat.
Deep clean the floors
To truly deep clean your bathroom floors, you’ll need to mop. Together with your favorite floor or multi-purpose cleaner, use The Revolution™ Microfiber Spin Mop to polish your bathroom floor. Keep the door open when you’re done to allow the room to air dry.
A good deep clean is valuable for peace of mind and a healthy body. Just follow the steps above, and you'll be free to really really enjoy your space knowing that it’s as germ-free as it can be.