The bathroom is a space where we perform all our personal hygiene activities. The bathroom is one of the most heavily used areas in our homes. As such, it is also one of the dirtiest. Clean and disinfect your bathroom regularly to keep your family safe from germs, bacteria and molds with these bathroom cleaning commandments.
1 Thou Shall Wipe Surfaces
Wipe wet areas after each use whenever possible to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria in the bathroom. A squeegee is a great tool for easier drying.
2 Thou Shall Reject Humidity
Leave windows open to lower the bathroom’s humidity levels. This will aid in preventing the growth of mildew. Increased air circulation and light will help keep moisture levels down.
3 Thou Shall Put the Cover Down
Germs will remain in the toilet even after flushing, so keep the lid down whenever you flush to avoid further contaminating other surfaces in your bathroom. If your toilet is located near your sink or vanity, store toothbrushes and other bath essentials properly.
4 Thou Clean the Pipes
Keep your drains in good working order by pouring half a cup of baking soda, followed by half a cup of white vinegar. Allow the mixture to stand for a few minutes before rinsing with boiling water. This will help dissolve dirt, grime, and grease. The baking soda and vinegar mixture will foam up and release carbon dioxide, so be sure to avoid inhaling the fumes and keep windows open.
5 Thou Shall Clean Once a Week
You use your bathroom on a daily basis to clean yourself, it also means that you have to do a thorough cleaning of your bathroom once a week to keep it sanitized for use.
6 Thou Shall Change Shower Curtains
Daily exposure to water make plastic curtains and glass enclosures a target for mold and bacteria. Wash shower curtains regularly with your usual detergent and give it a good scrubbing before hanging out to dry in the sun.
7 Thou Shall Clean Your Cleaning Tools
Unless using disposables, your bathroom cleaning tools also need some TLC. Don’t forget to clean them after every use.