Your logic is, when you’re in the shower, it self cleans itself every time you use it, right? So why do you really have to clean your shower?
Well, as much as you may think it’s clean, over time your shower will have areas where it remains unclean, and the grime will build up over time. And then there’s the issue of your grout becoming greasy and nasty-looking. It’s a real job removing grease and grime from grout as well.
So, let’s get into five bathroom cleaning mistakes you should stop making. Then, we’ll provide you with some better ideas of how to keep your bathroom fresh, a clean shower, so it’s inviting for all who use it!
- Not Dusting First
The first of our bathroom cleaning tips is to make sure you dust first!
If you apply any cleaning solution, or just plain old soap and water to your bathroom without dusting, you’re in for a lot more effort than needed. Sweeping is important too.
So, before you do anything else, make sure you dust down all the walls and other aspects of your bathroom. Then, once it’s all settled on the floor, give the floor a thorough sweep. If you don’t do these two things, bathroom bacteria might end up hiding away in clusters of dust and dirt when you wet clean later.
- Using the Wrong Cleaning Products
High among all common bathroom cleaning mistakes is using the wrong cleaning products. It’s so tempting to reach for a strong all-purpose and think that will do the job justice.
Unfortunately, using an all-purpose cleaner won’t do you many favors. This type of cleaning is not going to be effective at cleaning every aspect of your bathroom. Instead, think of the individual parts of the bathroom, like the mirrors and the floor, and purchase accordingly.
- Having Limited Cleaning Tools
If you want a thorough and easy clean, then buy the right cleaning tools. It’s that simple. Also, using the same sponge everywhere except on your floor isn’t a great idea. You’ll just end up shifting bacteria from one area to another.
In addition, if you want to make your cleaning easier, try to simplify your bathroom. For instance, if you are getting new tiles, opt for easy grout. This will make your bathroom cleaning duties easier for years to come.
- Overlooking the Exhaust Fan
When searching for advice on how to clean a bathroom, many articles won’t mention the exhaust fan.
Apart from not cleaning the fan, you also shouldn’t forget to turn it on. Why? Because once you’ve cleaned your bathroom, it will have loads of chemical fumes.
So, straight away turn on the exhaust fan. Then leave the bathroom for twenty minutes or more, so all those fumes are gone.
- Not Cleaning Behind the Toilet
As much as we all hate to do this type of cleaning, there’s no point in cleaning the bathroom if you don’t clean behind the toilet.
Our advice is, get a tough long-handled brush first, and lather it with a strong cleaning product. Really get stuck in scrubbing it. Then, with a damp cloth, wipe away all the residue.
Keep a Clean Shower
Cleaning your shower is part and parcel of the bathroom cleaning process. You’ll notice having a clean shower, and it’s worth doing to gain that fresh feeling every morning and evening when you step into it.
We hope you find this post helpful? If so, please check out our blog for more handy tips.