Keeping your bathroom sparkling clean can be a challenge. It’s one of the most frequently used rooms in the home, and there’s ample opportunity to create a mess between a sink, toilet and shower. Plus, you probably have better things to do than laboriously scrubbing it down every week (but it occasionally must be done!). So how can you keep things clean with a minimal amount of effort and time? Reduce your workload and lengthen the time between deep cleans by implementing these daily maintenance tips.
1. Manage moisture.
Lingering moisture creates a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Help speed up the drying process after a shower by cracking a window or running an exhaust fan. If you use a shower curtain, be sure to stretch it out the length of the tub to help it dry. Glass shower doors? A few passes with a squeegee goes a long way.
2. Say goodbye to bar soap.
Using bar soap at the sink usually results in a slimy soap dish. And more concerning, bars of soap are often covered in bacteria. Switching to a pump soap dispenser is a cleaner option all around.
3. Spray down your shower daily.
Impede the growth of mold and mildew by spraying down your shower after each use. Try this all natural, low cost recipe that can be mixed up in seconds. Utilizing the antibacterial, anti-fungal & antiseptic properties of tea tree oil, it’s a fantastic non-toxic option that literally costs only pennies to make.
In a spray bottle, combine:
• 1 cup water
• 1 cup distilled white vinegar
• 10 drops of tea tree oil
Store in bathroom and lightly mist on shower walls after each use.
4. Keep wipes handy.
For small messes like water marks and toothpaste splatters, keep wipes handy under the sink so you can quickly tackle them before they dry. This can reduce the elbow grease required when it’s time for a deep clean. We’re partial to our non-toxic Cleaning Vinegar Wipes, which are unbleached and biodegradable.
5. Minimize clutter.
In most homes, space is limited in the bathroom. Having surfaces covered in bottles, makeup, hair tools, and accessories will not only make it seem dirty, but it will actually make it harder for you to keep clean.
Aim to maintain near-empty surfaces in your bathroom. Have a home for everything behind closed doors in a vanity or cupboard.