The more often you maintain your bathroom, the less effort you will need for this space to be tidy and fragrant. Basically, you will need approximately 45 minutes a week for this task. The crucial thing is to stick to an excellent schedule and follow the most practical order, which will save you precious time and much effort.
Always keep in mind that regular finishing small cleaning projects will make more complicated ones easier to finish. I will give you daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal to-do lists of bathroom cleaning checklist to make your organization much convenient and your activity more efficient. Let’s see.
Bathroom Cleaning Supplies
An excellent option is to buy a bucket for storing necessary bathroom cleaning supplies. That way, you will have all the supplies and tools in one place, which will help you to establish an efficient routine.
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- All-purpose bathroom cleaner
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Glass cleaner
- Disinfecting wipes
- Scrub brush
- Toilet brush
- Spray bottle
- Microfiber cloths
- Paper towels
- Vacuum cleaner
- Rubber gloves
Daily Bathroom Cleaning Checklist
1. Declutter countertops
After finishing your morning beauty routine, always put used cosmetics, toiletries, and hairbrushes in their place. Determine a spacious drawer or storage hacks for that purpose. You will be surprised at how much time you can save by the simple habit of putting things back in place after their use.
2. Hang up bathmats and damp towels
Never drop the wet towel on the floor after taking a shower. You only need to make one movement and consume one second of your time to hang it in the intended place right away.
As a result, you won’t need to cope with the pile of wet laundry once you start cleaning the bathroom. Also, keep your bathmats dry to avoid unwanted mold development.
3. Dry a shower door and walls
It is not too complicated to wipe down the shower cabin walls’ and door after taking a shower. That is an efficient way to prevent the occurrence of water spot and soap scum build-up. If you have a shower curtain, always open it to let it dry without mold development.
4. Wipe down fixtures
Don’t forget to wipe the sinks, faucets, and counters after using them, and clean water drips from the toilet seat and floor. That way, you will prevent the formation of limescale deposits and mold growth.
Weekly Bathroom Cleaning Checklist
5. Wipe down counters
Move empty toothpaste tubes, empty boxes and packaging of cosmetics, and other waste from the surface. Then clean it with the paste made of baking soda and water or soapy water. In the end, use a dry cloth and wipe off the remaining water.
6. Sanitize sink
Start with spraying the sink, faucets, and drains with a homemade water solution of vinegar or commercial cleaner. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes to break down dirt. Then clean the space around the faucet knobs and the faucet itself with microfiber cloths.
Clean the sink with a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar or use an all-purpose bathroom cleaner for that purpose. Rinse the surface with water and dry it with an old cloth to prevent the occurrence of water spots. Finish with pouring the mixture of baking soda and white vinegar down the drain.
7. Clean and polish mirrors
Once you clean the countertop and sink, it is time to polish mirrors in a circular motion. For that job, you can use white vinegar or some commercial glass spray with alcohol. Always finish with a microfiber cloth to make it shine, without ugly streaks and residue of dust.
8. Clean the shower and tub
You should clean your shower stall thoroughly at least once a week to remove soap scum and prevent mold development. Take care to pick out the right cleaner depending on the type of material for the cabin, including ceramic tiles, stone, or fiberglass.
If you have a tub, wash the soap and shampoo residue with white vinegar or an ammonia-based cleaner. Let it seat about 5 to 10 minutes and scrub the surface with a brush. Don’t forget to remove debris and hair from drains to prevent clogging.
9. Clean and disinfect toilet
The best solution for the toilet is some commercial toilet bowl cleaner. Pour it into the bowl, close the lid, and wait for at least 10 minutes to cleaner soaks deposits.
Clean exterior with a sponge or disinfectant wipes, but you should use a multi-purpose bathroom cleaner to remove stains. Scrub the interior of the bowl and flush it.
10. Wash towels and bath mats
Take care to wash all the towels, hand towels, washcloths, and bath mats at least once a week. Then, let them air-dry, especially bath mats, to prevent ruining the rubber backing.
11. Wipe light switches, and cabinet and door handles
It is unbelievable how dirty light switches can be. Clean them and the wall around with a microfiber cloth. Then wipe door and cabinet handles and disinfect them with a cleaner.
12. Empty the trash can
Empty your trash can regularly. The best option is to put trash bags inside and change them whenever filled up.
13. Vacuum and mop the floor
Once you clean every part of your bathroom, it is time to vacuum the hair, dust, and dirt from the bathroom floor. Then mop it with an appropriate cleaner, depending on the type of flooring you have installed.
For most of them, washing with soapy water is everything you need to do. However, you should use a water solution of bleach for the materials, such as ceramic tiles, linoleum, and vinyl.
Monthly Bathroom Cleaning Checklist
14. Wash shower liner and curtain
By cleaning and keeping your shower curtain dry, you will prevent mold development. Wash it in the washing machine once a month and wipe the rings and rod at the same time.
15. Clean a trash can
To prevent the growth of bacteria and mold, you should wash the trash bin with a scrub brush thoroughly at least once a month. Remove trash, and wash the bin with soap water. If needed, you should let it soak for 10 minutes before rinsing. Dry it with an old cloth or paper towels.
16. Wash shower mat and bathroom rug
At least once a month, you should do a bit of deep cleaning of these items since they are an ideal place for collecting hair and dust.
17. Dust the window sill and door jambs
Remove the dust from the hard to reach surfaces, such as window sills and door jambs. Keep in mind that these places can be sticky if you use grooming products regularly. Don’t forget to wash blinds if you have any.
18. Clean the ceiling lights
From time to time, you should remove ceiling lights, wash them, and eliminate dead insects. Replace burned-out bulbs before mounting these fixtures back.
19. Clean the drawers, medicine storage, and vanity cabinets
It can be a boring job, but you should clean all the drawers, medicine storage, and vanity cabinets at least once a month. Throw expired products and first aid supplies, and replace them with new ones. Then, clean beauty tools and makeup brushes, sort towels and linens, and wipe the dust.
20. Clean a shower-head
If you notice that the holes of the shower-head are clogged, unscrew it and remove soap scum and mineral deposits by cleaning it with white vinegar.
21. Clean drains
Most people forget to maintain drains until the problem with clogging appears. To avoid unpleasant situations, remove hair and build-up and clean out drains at least once a month. Use a wire hanger to unclog drains when necessary. It is recommended to clean them with a commercial gel clog remover every few months.
22. Quick inspection
Regularly take a look under the sink for small drips and leaks. Also, check hard to reach places to notice mold development on time.
Seasonal Bathroom Cleaning Checklist
23. Organize medicine cabinet
At least once in a few months, you should take some time to organize your medicine cabinet’s content. Toss drugs with expired dates and clean the cabinet with a microfiber cloth and soapy water. Then, arrange toiletries and safely dispose of necessary medications to keep them safe until you need them.
24. Wash the ventilation fan cover
At least once a season, it is time to remove the vent cover with a screwdriver and wash it thoroughly in the sink. Soak it for 10 to 15 minutes in hot soapy water to remove all the sticky dust with a scrub brush. Then, wipe it with a soft cloth. Mount it back as soon as it dries entirely. Then, vacuum and clean it with a microfiber duster if there is no possibility to remove it.
25. Seal surfaces
If you have shower surfaces and bathroom countertops made of marble or granite, you need to reseal them from time to time. Once in a season, you should do it with a commercial sealer.
Besides all cleaning listed, you should determine your own cleaning necessities and add them to your checklist. Keep in mind that having such a list can be an excellent way to remind your teenagers about their cleaning duties. Also, you can mark each child’s tasks with a marker of a different color. Well done!