Daily Bathroom Cleaning Routine: Your bathroom. It’s one of the first places you see in the morning and one of the last places you see before going to bed. You use it each day for little rituals and routines before you set out for your next whatever it is that you’re doing, and the important thing with your bathroom is you want it to feel fresh and clean so that you can feel fresh and clean. The challenge is how do you keep it clean on a daily basis given all the things that go on in there? And I know many of you have been asking me for a bathroom cleaning routine. So what I’m going to do is walk you through some very easy things you can do on a daily basis which will not only help it feel like a fresh, clean, and serene space but will also help make your weekly or bi-weekly or whatever frequency you choose to clean your bathroom routine a lot easier. Okay, let’s get to it. Each day after you take a shower, remember to squeegee your tiles, your tub, and your glass shower doors. This helps prevent soap scum, mildew, and hard water stains from building up on those surfaces. You can also use a daily shower spray but I think the results of a squeegee are a lot better. It is so easy to do and anybody in the family can do it.
You can use a disposable wipe or you can keep a spray bottle and microfiber cloth under your bathroom sink and each night before you go to bed you can just clean off any of those little toothpaste splatters on the mirror and you can also give your countertop and your sink a quick wipe down. You can shine those faucets. You can get rid of any of that hair or debris that’s living on your counter and then you can toss that disposable wipe or you can rinse off your cloth and hang it to dry. If you want the freshest toilet on the block, there’s something really simple you can do. Just take a couple tablespoons of baking soda. You can even keep a little box under your bathroom sink, sprinkle it in the toilet before you go to bed, let it just do its thing. And when you wake up in the morning give your toilet a quick flush or if you notice any rings building up, get your toilet bowl brush and give it like a second scrub, flush it, and move on with your day. Bathroom counter real estate is a real challenge. So my rule is to just keep face care and oral care products on there. Everything else can either go under the bathroom sink or in a small basket off to the side or on a shelf. You want to keep that counter looking nice and clean. The items that are on the counter, you can line those up quickly parallel and perpendicular or group them together or like our friend Nate Berkus would tell us to put it on a nice little tray and create a little bathroom vignette. Whatever you have to do to make that counter look good, you want to do it. Do a super speedy, quick, cursory tidy of the bathroom, pick up any clothes or anything that’s lying around on the floor, throw anything in the laundry that needs to go on the laundry.
Basically, your bathroom is not a big place, it will not take you longer than one minute, but that quick little tidy is going to make all the difference. Finish the task off by closing your shower curtain, straightening up your towels, making sure everything looks neat and tidy, fixing up those rugs, and basically just making your bathroom look appropriate for a guest to pop their head in. I’m going to try and be poetic here for a second. Bathrooms are like snowflakes. They’re all a little bit different but they all kind of do the same thing. So the routine that I gave you, if it works for you, great. If it doesn’t and you need something that I didn’t mention or if something that I mentioned doesn’t quite make sense for your bathroom, just adjust it accordingly. The important part here is finding something that works for you and something that you can stick to each day because consistency is what’s going to get you that clean space. Also remember, you don’t have to be perfect at it, you just got to do it. And, by the way, you don’t have to spend minutes upon minutes upon minutes, you have better things to do. This will only take you like max five minutes, I promise. And as you become more efficient at it you’ll see you can get it done a lot quicker. But trust me, when you walk into that clean bathroom you’re going to crave it being clean all the time and this routine is going to sit a lot easier with you.
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