As we move indoors after the warm weather disappears, it’s important to make sure your whole home is clean and healthy for your family. Why not start with one of the most-used rooms in the house? Don’t feel intimidated by a deep-cleaning of your bathroom. We have a breakdown of how to get the cleanest bathroom ever!
Ceiling and Walls
Work from the top down – that way you’re not sprinkling dirt and dust on your freshly cleaned countertops. Start with the dirty ceiling fans, as they don’t remove humidity efficiently and spread dust everywhere when they run. Use your vacuum cleaner’s dust attachment, and then give it a wipe down with the All-Purpose Cleaner.
Ceilings and walls collect a disgustingly amazing amount of dust, even in your bathroom! Give yours a good cleaning with an extension duster or a plain old lint-free rag with the All-Purpose Cleaner. While you’re up there, don’t forget to clean your light fixtures!
Scour away toilet stains by turning the water off at the wall and then flushing to empty the bowl. Use a pumice stone to scour away stains at the rim and around the waterline, and then suds it up with the Toilet Bowl Cleaner. Turn the water back on and flush.
Tackle hidden bacteria around the seat. If you’re potty training children, or just have a messy family, it’s a good idea to completely remove the toilet seat every couple of months to give the bowl rim a thorough cleaning. You’ll be amazed – and disgusted – at how much nastiness can build up around the seat bolts.
Shower and Tub
Clean your shower head to remove mold as well as calcium and mineral deposits by filling a plastic bag with straight white vinegar and attach it to your head with a rubber band. Let it sit overnight, and then remove the bag and scrub with an old toothbrush, then run the water to dislodge and loosened gunk.
Eliminate stubborn mold and mildew with the the Shower & Bath Cleaner. Spray generously around the tub or shower stall, let sit for 30 to 60 seconds, and then scrub with a nonabrasive sponge. For daily cleaning, spritz the Shower & Bath Cleaner after every shower or bath.
Wash plastic shower curtains in the washing machine with a hand towel or two to act as scrubbers. Launder on ‘warm’ with the Laundry Soda and hang to dry.
Is your tub stained? Remove any discolouring with a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Dab it on the spot and wait at least one hour, and then wipe away.
Prevent future mold and mildew by running the fan for at least 15 minutes after every bath and shower.
Sink and Faucets
You don’t need harsh products to tackle mineral buildup! Just stick a lemon wedge in the faucet tap overnight, remove the next morning, and wipe the buildup away. You can also use the method we mentioned earlier, with a bag of vinegar.
Keep your drains flowing properly by removing soap scum and other types of buildup. Once a month, remove and wash the plug with hot, soapy water. Sprinkle baking soda into the drain and wait 5 minutes before pouring 2 cups of very hot white vinegar. The mixture will foam and bubble while scouring away residues in the drain.
Finish by giving the sink and faucets a wipe down with the All-Purpose Cleaner for a naturally disinfected clean.
Remove debris first by sweeping or vacuuming. Don’t forget to clean the baseboards too, as they collect a lot of lint and dust.
Mops don’t really do a good job cleaning around the base or behind the toilet, so do this small area by hand. If you’re potty training boys, you might want to use an old scrub brush around the base of the toilet. When that’s all clean, switch to your regular mop.