Time Saving Bathroom Cleaning Tips
By Joy Jackson
The bathroom is often the most used
room in the house and because of this the hardest to clean and keep clean. By
incorporating a few time saving bathroom cleaning tips into your regular
routine, you can cut your cleaning time, save money on cleaning products and
enjoy a cleaner bathroom for longer periods of time.
When cleaning the bathroom, always start with the mirrors and shower doors. By
cleaning from top to bottom you will save steps. The dirt from the mirrors and
wall can sometimes fall to the floor. If done first, the dirt can then be
cleaned in one step when you sweep and mop the floors.
To clean the mirrors and shower doors, you do not need an expensive commercial
cleaner. The best cleaner and one that doesn't leave streaks, is a simple
solution of water, white vinegar and rubbing alcohol. Simply add water, 1/3 cup
of vinegar and 1⁄4 cup of rubbing alcohol to a spray bottle and shake
gently to mix. Spray on glass surfaces and wipe with a clean white paper towel.
To clean grime and soap scum off the tub and shower stall you will need to use a
two step process. First scrub the area with a white bristle brush to loosen
grime and score the area so that a cleaner can penetrate it more readily. Next,
spray or wipe on a concentrated orange-based commercial cleaning product. Allow
the product to set for thirty minutes and the grime and soap scum should rinse
After cleaning the tub and shower stall, coat the surfaces with an expensive car
wax. If you do this twice a year it will help to repel dirt and cut cleaning
time in half.
Another great time saving bathroom cleaning tip for your shower stall is to wipe
away all of the water after each use. This will keep the dirt and grime from
building up and make weekly cleaning a breeze.
After you have cleaned the big surfaces, it is time to clean the toilet and wipe
down the counters, sinks and faucets. White vinegar is an inexpensive and
effective cleaner for these jobs. Simply apply the white vinegar with a cloth
and allow it to set for a few minutes. Then rinse the solution and wipe down the
Other simple bathroom cleaning tips include the use of a bath rug outside the
shower to collect water and dirt, the cleaning of your plastic shower curtain by
tossing it in the washing machine with your dirty cleaning rags and the use of
toothpaste and a scrub brush to shine and clean your ornate metal faucets.
Joy Jackson is a full time mother of 4 children and Cleaning Tip Wizard. Her
website offers information, articles and resources so your time is better spent
than cleaning your house.