November 18, 2013
Speed Clean Your Bathrooms
If you follow along with my cleaning routine, on Mondays you clean bathrooms right along with me in your home. Today I’m sharing a visual of how I clean ALL of my bathrooms in 15 minutes. I have 4 bathrooms and can attest to this being the absolute easiest and quickest way to get them all clean and disinfected in a hurry.
You’ll notice that I am not sweeping, vacuuming, or washing the floors. This is part of the time-saving magic of this approach. I vacuum all the floors on Wednesdays and wash all the floors on Thursday, so no need to wash them on Mondays. Also, I do a quick counter check daily to make sure the counters are not too bad. This also keeps them cleaner in between as well.
Since we’re simplifying the season, this is a a great way to simplify a little corner of your home. Please note: This is not pretend or fake cleaning or making your bathroom look clean when it isn’t, this is a simple way to thoroughly clean your bathrooms quickly. Try this today and you’ll have more time for other things that really matter. Ready?
Gather your supplies – this is what you’ll need:
- microfiber cloths (alternatively you can use paper towels, I prefer microfiber) – 1 for mirrors, one for each toilet, one for each sink, and a couple extras for tubs and showers
- glass and mirror cleaner
- disinfecting/bathroom cleaner
- toilet cleaner
- empty container for dirty cloths or paper towels
- caddy or container to carry supplies from room to room
Clear off your counters and sinks and get started.
Start with any mirrors – spray and wipe clean. I use a glass and mirror microfiber for lint and streak-free mirrors. Keep this cloth handy and reuse in each bathroom.
Next, move on to your sink, toilet, and tub or shower (if you don’t use a tub or shower regularly, you don’t need to clean it weekly) and quickly spray with your disinfecting cleaner. (I prefer non-toxic disinfecting cleaners – they work just as well and aren’t harmful to you or your family.)
Use your preferred toilet cleaner and brush and do a quick clean of your toilet.
Then REPEAT these steps in each bathroom. Once you’ve done that, go back to the first bathroom:
Wipe the sink, wipe the toilet, and wipe the tub or shower – take care to use a separate cloth or paper towel for the each toilet and sink to avoid cross-contamination.
Place dirty cloths in container and move on to wiping down the next bathroom and the next until you have wiped down each bathroom. And that’s it!
The simple step-by-step:
What do you think? Are you up for a little bathroom speed cleaning?