Easy Bathroom Cleaning Checklist

Posted July 23rd, 2018.

Easy Bathroom Cleaning Checklist

Cleaning your bathroom seems to be an unwanted chore. No one wants to do it. But having a weekly cleaning routine can make the task go much faster and easier for future commercial bathroom cleaning, since having it thoroughly cleaned will require less frequent cleaning.

In the passages ahead, you will find pointers as to help guide you through your bathroom cleaning process along with a bathroom cleaning checklist.

Weekly Bathroom Routine

Weekly Bathroom Routine
Cleaning your bathroom at least once or twice a week can make a huge difference. Aside from keeping it looking clean, it literally will be able to stay clean. Any unsightly materials or waste will be put away or thrown out, which gives it that uncluttered feel and look. Not only that, but it will keep your bathroom from getting smelly.

Get Your Supplies Ready!

Get Your Supplies Ready!
Before you get started, you want to make sure you have all of the necessary cleaning supplies to make your bathroom sparkle. You do not want to spend most of your day rummaging through your cabinets and closets for rags, scrubs, and disinfectant spray. So instead, purchase a little storage container of some sort, such as a bucket, to place all of your cleaning supplies in. Once you’ve done that, place your supplies in a single area, so you know exactly where to find what you need when you start cleaning.

Below will be a list of essential cleaning supplies, to help get you through your routine:

  • Rubber Gloves
  • Broom and Dustpan or Vacuum
  • Toilet Brush
  • Clean Rags or Paper Towels or Microfiber Cloth
  • Microfiber Mop and Bucket or Steam Mop
  • Stiff Brush
  • Cleaning Products:
    • All-Purpose Cleaner
    • Glass Cleaner
    • Tub and Tile Cleaner
    • Toilet Bowl Cleaner

The Checklist

The Checklist
You may want to start with something easy, like sweeping up the floors, right? But you really should save the floors for last. You want to work your way from top to bottom when you clean your bathroom. If you dust or even spill some of your cleaning products, it will end up on the floor and you will end up cleaning it more than you already should. Aside from those factors, the only exception would be your sink. Your sink will serve as a “bucket” while you clean, rinsing and washing all of your rags and sponges. So please keep these tips in mind.

In the list below, it will take you step-by-step on how you should clean your bathroom:

Remove: You want to pick up anything that does not belong in a bathroom; make space for you to clean.

  • Take out any items that should not be in your bathroom (e.g., shoes, toys, etc.).
  • Throw out the trash! Then set the wastebasket aside.
  • Put away anything that is on the countertops.
  • Pick up all of the bath mats or rugs.
  • Take the dirty laundry out.
  • Pretreat Surfaces: Using your preferred cleaning product, spray areas that you must clean. As you clean other areas, allow it to soak in.
  • Spray the shower walls, floor, and door. (If business has showers)
  • Spray the toilet and do not flush.
  • Spray the sink and faucet.
  • Dust the light fixture.
  • Dust the vent fans.
  • Wipe down curtain rods.
  • Wipe down shower rods and rings.
  • Wipe down counter with a microfiber cloth.

Small tip for you, you want to wipe the countertop with the microfiber cloth to pick up any hair or powders that would end up just being pushed around when wet cleaning. It is easier to clean when you get rid of the dry filth first.

Also, rinse your sponge or rag after wiping down areas frequently. You want to have a clean sponge or rag as you clean other areas.

Scrub It Down: Go back to the areas where you sprayed previously, and using a sponge or stiff brush, scrub down the soap scum and mildew. Afterward, use clean water to rinse the area or rinse your sponge as you continue to scrub.

  • Faucet
  • Shower Walls, Floors, and Door (If business has showers)
  • Toilet (using the toilet brush)

For the toilet, after scrubbing the inside using the toilet brush, you can flush it. Now, with a clean and damp cloth, wipe the outside of the toilet using the all-purpose cleaner or a disinfectant spray. Afterward, you will have to spray and clean the seat and repeat the process when you lift the seat, to clean the rim. And be sure to clean those hinges as well.

The Floors: You will want to vacuum the floors and the bath mats or rugs. Then using a steam mop or the microfiber mop, mop it up with the all-purpose cleaner or another disinfectant.

Details, Details, Details: Make your bathroom shine! The details are what can make a difference. Finish up by grabbing that dry rag, then buff and shine everything. And do not forget to clean that mirror!

  • Handles and Knobs
  • Faucets
  • Fixtures
  • Drain Caps
  • Mirror

You will also want to wipe down your wastebasket, inside and out, before bringing it back into your bathroom.

Another area to be cleaned and organized would be the medicine cabinet, if your business has one. Wipe down the walls and shelves with a cloth and scrub down areas with a too.

Then finish it all up by draining that sink of yours and rinsing it with fresh, clean water. And make sure to wipe up any water that splashed on your countertop and faucet. Do not forget to change out the towels, too.

Hacks For Bathroom Cleaning

Hacks For Bathroom Cleaning
Here are a few cleaning hacks to help your bathroom maintain its cleanliness:

  • Keep disinfectant wipes below the sink to wipe down your counters in between cleaning.
  • Using water and baking soda creates an all-purpose, scrub paste. Great for bathtub stains and grout!
  • Soaking your shower head in vinegar helps to remove limescale and hard-water deposits.
  • While working on other tasks, let other areas soak with cleaning products.

Yes, cleaning your bathroom can be a hassle, especially when you have to deal with the fumes of cleaning chemicals as you try to clean. But here at Fox Cities Janitorial, we are here to help. We can take that responsibility into our hands and get it done for you.

For more information about our services and what we have to offer, please feel free to contact us. We are at your service!