Hey guys it’s me again. How have you all been?
I’ve had an absolute fantastic week. I know you guys probably thought that I had stopped posting cleaning articles but that couldn’t be further from the truth. So today I am back with a vengeance and I have got a very special article.
But Toilets Are Dirty!
It is going to be about cleaning your bathroom. Let’s face it, cleaning the bathroom is not exactly a very nice job is it? We all know what gets dropped splashed and flushed down the toilet. Not very pleasant to think about being on your hands and knees scrubbing the toilet bowl and even worse, the area right around the back of your toilet bowl.
But if you are anything like me then you’ll get really nervous when someone asks “Can I use your bathroom?” In my mind I am like “Oh my god!”. I start to wonder if I have cleaned it properly, does it smell bad, is their any toilet roll, are the towels clean and so on.
And again if you are like me then you’ll hate surprise visits for this very same reason.
Often I’ll ask to go into the toilet before my guest does just to ensure that one of my children hasn’t caused a mess in there! After all we all know what kids are like in bathrooms.
If I get told on very short notice that a work mate or friend is going to stop by the house, I always clean the bathroom first, just on the off chance that they may ask to use my bathroom.
With all of this in mind (Yes I realise this was a very long introduction), I created this short checklist of what steps to take to make washing your bathroom a breeze.
So How Do I Clean My Bathroom Fast?
The absolute easiest way in which you can clean your bathroom and indeed any room in your home is to have a small trash bag on the door handle of the room. Then you can quickly and easily throw any dirt or trash into it. This will speed up the process dramatically, as now all the major pieces of rubbish are gone. These are the bit that your vacuum simply won’t be able to suck up. If you try to vacuum before taking this vital step it’ll just result in you having to stoop over continuously to unclog the pipe. That is going to cost you a lot of time and lets be honest, its going to be incredibly annoying too.
Speed is of the essence when cleaning as your motivation is a very short lived thing and if you start to get bogged down in monotonous tasks, you will just quit and give up.
Next you will need to attack the toilet bowl. Just some plain old bleach is great here. You can get fancy with your baking soda and vinegar if you want. But that adds time and we are looking for speed here! We do not want to be all day hunched over a toilet do we?
Use the toilet brush to move the bleach under the rim and around the bowl and then let it sit for 10-15 minutes. You may not need this long if your bowl is quite clean already. (But who are we kidding it probably isn’t.)
Finally You Can Use Vinegar
Next is where you can get your vinegar out. Using a microfiber cloth (yes very fancy I know!), spray the vinegar over all the surfaces you want to clean and wipe down with your cloth. This can be used on almost everything from shower doors, to mirrors, taps, the entire sink etc.
Finally you’ll realise that all of your cleaning has left quite a lot of dust and fluff on the floor. Pick up the rug and leave it outside the door, next use a flat mop to quickly run around the room. The most important areas are the corners as this is where the most hair and dust will have accumulated. Run the vacuum on all of the rugs and place them back inside when done.
That’s it! Now that wasn’t too hard was it? Good job. Now go and relax for a bit. You’ve earned it.
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