I recently wrote a post where I gave you some tips on making bathroom cleaning a breeze! Well, I wanted to expand on that a little, and share with you the bathroom cleaning habits that I use on a daily basis in order to keep my master bathroom spic and span! These are all simple things you can do too, but they can really make a difference!
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Here we go!
1. Keep a Squeegee in the Shower
If you have a glass shower door you need to get yourself a squeegee. We keep one in our shower and we squeegee the door every time we get out of the shower.
It keeps your door looking new and is especially helpful when you live in a place with such hard water like Texas! I also make sure and wipe all the chrome accessories with my towel before getting out to avoid any water stains. It only takes a couple of minutes and it makes a world of a difference!
2. Give Your Sink a Quick Rinse and Wipe Every Morning and Night After Using It
One thing I hate is toothpaste and hair all over the sink! The habit of quickly rinsing and wiping down our sink daily is one that definitely took practice, but once we started doing it, and saw the difference, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
It’s such a simple task to do and it will make your bathroom cleaning day a lot easier if the sinks are maintained daily.
I keep a pack of multi-purpose wipes handy so I can wipe off any toothpaste or soap spots.
3. Throw Your Bath Mats in the Washer at Least Once Every Couple of Weeks
It’s amazing how yucky the bath mats start looking after only a week or so. I wash my mats once every couple weeks and they come out looking like new!
It makes the bathroom look so spiffy every time I place the freshly washed mats out.
4. Take out the Trash Often
I make it a habit to empty the trash in our bathroom constantly. It just makes the bathroom look cleaner when the trash isn’t overflowing.
To make it easier, I put 5 or 6 trash bags inside the trash can before lining it with the new trash bag. This makes the clean up quick. I just take out the dirty trash bag and immediately line the can with a new one! I usually do this every couple days, first thing in the morning, before heading downstairs, that way it doesn’t take an extra trip just to empty the trash!
5. Use Baskets Under the Sink and in Drawers
If you’ve read any of my other posts, then you know I love baskets! They’re not only pretty, but they make organizing so much easier.
I like to keep several baskets in my drawers, and under my sink to avoid counter clutter. No matter how much you’ve cleaned your bathroom, if your counter is cluttered, it won’t look clean.
6. Use a Tray to Control Counter Clutter
I keep a tray on my counter with our most used items. I switch out my lotions constantly but try to keep only a few things out in the open.
Keeping a clear counter makes the bathroom look organized and clean!
7. Use Liquid Soap Instead of a Bar Soap and Soap Dish
This is an easy one for me. I hate bar soap. I hate the thought of germs on the used bar of soap and I hate the way the dish can never look nice and clean. So, I always keep a stash of liquid hand soap for all our bathrooms.
I always try to get colors that match the bathroom decor, so that I can have it sitting on the counter, and still like the way it looks.
Funny fact though, I still buy bar soap! Except I don’t use it for washing our hands. Instead, I buy the fancy, yummy smelling bars, and place them in the baskets holding my hand towels. It makes the towels and the bathroom smell nice!
8. Keep a Basket With Hand Towels “Handy”
When I buy my bathroom towels, I like to buy enough hand towels to be able to switch them out constantly. Nothing like a dirty hand towel to ruin the look of your pretty bathroom.
I keep a basket on one of the shelves in my bathroom furniture, filled with our hand towels. When one of them starts looking dingy, I switch it out.
9. Clean the Toilet Regularly
This may seem like a nuisance, but if you do it the easy way, it’ll be a piece of cake.
I use 3 things regularly that help me keep the toilet clean, with minimal effort and yuckiness.
First, I use a Clorox toilet wand. I cannot stand toilet brushes! They are too gross! These scrubbers are disposable, so you clean the toilet in no time, and then throw away the yuck!
Next, I use Lysol Click Gels. One of these babies will last a week. Your toilet will smell fresh, and it will clean itself every time you flush.
Finally, we use Clorox tablets in the tank. These will help you avoid that ugly ring of grossness that forms in your toilet!
10. Don’t Throw Things on the Floor
I know sometimes we’re in a rush and it seems easier to just throw our clothes or towels on the floor, but does it really take that much longer to put them in the hamper or hang the towel on the rack?
If you keep your hamper accessible, it will be easier to get into the habit of putting your clothes into the basket instead of on the floor. So keep it close by, and avoid a pileup on your floors!
Well, there you have it. My 10 daily bathroom cleaning habits that help me keep my master bathroom looking great.
Bonus: One Final Cleaning Tip
Clean as you go! This doesn’t apply only to your bathroom of course. This is something I do all day! When I cook, when I’m getting ready, etc!
So try it, clean as you go, it’ll keep your messes from getting out of hand!
What Bathroom Cleaning Habits Do You Use?
What are your daily habits for keeping your bathroom clean? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!