Having a relaxing bath to end the day or easing into the morning with a steam shower can turn your bathroom into a small oasis in your home.
Five tips for maintaining a clean bathroom
However the bathroom can also be the room that builds up the most dust, grime, and mildew if we are not careful. Although thorough mopping and scrubbing will need to be done at least monthly, there are small daily habits that can help keep your bathroom clean. Here are five tips for achieving a spotless bathroom and maintaining the spa-like atmosphere.
- Tidy Up the Clutter
One of the easiest things that can get away from us in the bathroom is clutter. Hair ties, combs and brushes, and personal care products can quickly build up into a mess if we aren’t careful. However, tidying your bathroom and making sure everything is put away before you leave doesn’t take much longer than five minutes if you do it every day. Organize your cabinets and place everything directly back where it goes. It can be easy to drop items on the counter, but putting them away adds very little time to your morning routine and will save you ample time in the long run. Plus, having clear countertops and organized drawers will help keep your entire bathroom organized and make it easier to wipe off counters and deep clean when it comes time.
- Take the Trash Out Regularly
Garbage pile up can not only cause a smelly odor, but it can also make the room look more cluttered. Instead of waiting until your trash can is overflowing, taking your trash out more regularly can help with bathroom tidiness. Additionally, hiding your bath trash can under the sink can also be a great way to free up space. However, be careful that nothing falls out and gets left behind, because it may cause a potent smell that you are unable to track down.
You should also always keep a liner in your garbage bin. This will make it easier to take it out more often and will keep the bin from getting gross. Reusing plastic grocery sacks as your trash can liner is an easy and inexpensive way to keep your trash at bay.
- Wipe Down the Countertops Daily
Another quick chore to add to your daily routine is wiping down the bathroom countertops and vanity. Toothpaste, soap, and hairspray are just a few examples of the things that can leave your sink and bathroom surfaces with a layer of grime. When this builds up over time, it will take much longer to clean than if you wipe it down every day. Using disinfecting wipes or an all-purpose cleaner will keep the bathroom surfaces free of mildew, grime, and germs. Doing this every day will keep your bathroom spotless and save time when it comes to spring deep cleaning.
- Use a Daily Shower Cleaner
Showers are what we use to wash ourselves, so it doesn’t make sense to have them be dirty. Spraying a daily shower cleaner on all surfaces of the shower will help prevent mildew and rust build-up. There are plenty of daily shower cleaners out there to choose from, and if your shower has natural stones, you will want to make sure you are using one that is not damaging to the tile.
In addition to using a daily shower cleaner, a great way to keep natural stone shower tiles clean is to dry them after you shower. This may sound silly, but leaving the natural stone wet can lead to mildew and mold. Wiping the tile down with a microfiber cloth or using a squeegee will help remove moisture and decrease the humidity in the bathroom after you shower.
If your shower has a glass door, you should also squeegee this surface after every shower. This will help you avoid water stains and keep the glass door shiny and clean.
- Wash Towels Frequently
Dirty towels can quickly start to stink. Not to mention they are a breeding nest for germs as they are typically warm and moist after you’re done drying yourself. Changing out your towels every few times you shower will keep any unwanted smells and germs at bay. Using fresh towels will also help you feel cleaner and more relaxed post-bath or shower. Remember to always hang up towels, too. Towels will dry fast, and the bathroom will look more organized. Another helpful tip is putting towels into the dryer for a few minutes a day to keep them dry and warm for your next use.