February 6, 2012
Clean + Organized – Bathrooms
•get all supplies in order (all-purpose cleaner, window cleaner, toilet brush, microfiber window cloth and 4 cotton cleaning rags (one for each bathroom) and a microfiber cleaning cloth for bathtubs and showers. New to the world of microfiber cleaning cloths? Check out the cleaning supply aisle at any big box store. Little known fact: the automotive section also carries microfiber cloths for even cheaper.
•go into first bathroom and spray mirror with window cleaner – wipe clean with microfiber window cloth (this might not seem like a necessary cleaning tool, but seriously it is amazing – streak free windows and mirrors every.single.time.)
•clean toilet with toilet brush and spray down sink, toilet and tub/shower with disinfectant
•I leave one rag in the bathroom – I don’t wipe down the bathroom right away – I let the cleaner sit for a few minutes to completely clean and disinfect
•move on to the next bathroom and repeat (mirror, toilet, spray down everything)
•once I’ve done this in all the bathrooms, I go back to bathroom #1 and quickly wipe down everything – I wipe the toilet last (I use a new cotton rag in each bathroom to avoid any cross-contamination)
•I like to use a microfiber cleaning cloth or Mr. Clean sponge for my bathtubs and showers – it gets rid of any soap scum and any water marks with a quick wipe
Notice that I didn’t mention floors – I wash all the bathroom floors on Thursdays when I wash the floors in the whole house.
How do you wash your microfiber cloths afterwards? Washing machine? Any special detergent to kill the nasty bathroom germs?
I’m curious how you clean microfiber cloths too. I’ve started using one to dust my dryer and it gets full of lint. It doesn’t seem like the lint will come off easily.
Clean Mama Says
I wash the microfiber cloths (by themselves) on the disinfect cycle in my washer – I have a little bucket on top of the washer just for the yucky cloths. I use Shaklee’s Clean Laundry – no softener with the rags. I’ve never had the lint problem – but my rags are a couple years old.
I wash them in hot water with the rest of the kitchen towels and other cleaning rags. I use also the Shaklee detergent but no softener on them.
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I have been following you since January and can’t believe how implementing your plan into my home has made such a difference for me. I never would have thought to clean the bathrooms as you described, and I can attest to the fact that it works and I too, can clean 4 bathrooms in 20 minutes. Thank you so much for taking the time to share, I am loving having a cleaner, more organized home (with a lot less stress :o)
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I am so bad when it comes to cleaning my bathroom. I absolutely hate it! Setting a day during the week to clean it is a great idea and motivator. I’m going to try cleaning it every Monday now!