It’s a Dirty Job But Someone Has to Do It – Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Bathroom Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Bathroom Cleaning Tips and Tricks

The last thing I want to do on a sunny weekend day is clean bathrooms (that and do laundry) but both are inevitable…they have to be done!  Here are some handy bathroom cleaning and disinfecting tips I have learned along the way – shortcuts and long cuts and everything in between.

I’ll start with the grossest part – the toilet.  I live with two boys and a husband.  I wonder if they turn the light on and look at what they are doing, when they are in the bathroom.  So annoying.  Either way, the toilet has to be cleaned and disinfected.  An easy and inexpensive way to clean the toilet would be to dump a cup of baking soda into the toilet, let it sit for a few minutes, then brush it and flush it.  You also have to remember to clean the brush…let the bristle portion hang over the toilet and pour bleach over it.  If you have a brush canister, pour some warm water and soap into it and let it sit for a bit, then dump out the dirty water.  Also – you should really make sure to close the toilet lid when you flush.  You don’t want to know what can float in the air when you press down on the flusher.  Ew.

My shower head has a tendency of getting clogged and a reddish ring sometimes forms (from the fabulous hard water we have here).  To clean the shower head, all you have to do is take a grocery bag (without holes, I say this from experience) and fill it with white vinegar – enough to submerge the nozzle.  Tie it in place overnight.  Next day, remove the bag and run water to rinse it clean.

See, I thought the toilet would rank as the most germ-infested area of the bathroom but believe it or not – it’s the sink!  Best bet is to have those Clorox disinfecting wipes handy.  I keep one canister under the sink in each bathroom.  It makes it super easy and convenient to wipe down the sink and faucet after you’re done in the morning.  I have yet to teach the boys how to do this.  One day…

Shower and tile bathtub walls are pretty easy to clean.  Using a mixture of white vinegar and water, spray the tile and then let sit for a while.  Wipe down afterwards with a clean cloth.

Like with the disposable disinfecting wipes, I also keep a glass cleaner, roll of paper towels, toilet brush and any other cleaning solvent I need under the sink in EACH bathroom.  That way I don’t have to lug around a bucket filled with these items…and it gives me one less excuse to not clean the bathrooms – everything to do the job is already there!

Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to cleaning your bathroom?  I’d love to know!!

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Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

About The Author

Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

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19 thoughts on “It’s a Dirty Job But Someone Has to Do It – Bathroom Cleaning Tips”

  1. I’m going to clean our bathrooms after I finish commenting. This was the perfect post for me to read. Our sinks get so gross so easily.

    1. I’m so glad it motivated you! I despise cleaning the bathrooms but they do get so gross…and having two boys that I swear pee with their eyes closed doesn’t help. (sorry if TMI, LOL :))

  2. Great tips – living with four boys and a husband… my best tip is: let your mother in law do it! LOL

  3. Yep I am on bathroom duty tonight. we have party central this weekend. So lack of sleep will set in Sunday.

  4. Great cleaning tips. I really should clean my bathroom – any advice on mould on the ceiling? That’s my biggest issue.

    1. Louisa, I would try a bleach concoction for the ceiling mould…anything to kill it! Good luck!

  5. I like the use of non-harsh chemicals – didn’t think to use baking soda for the toilet. Thanks for the tips!

    1. I am the same way Brittan – there are so many alternatives to harsh chemicals these days!

  6. Lillie Gutierrez

    Hi, Dana! Great idea to share your tips on how to clean the bathroom. Yeah you have right, someone has to do it. Sometimes I prefer cleaning with natural products like vinegar and lemon.

    1. Thanks Lillie! Any natural cleaning recommendations are greatly appreciated 🙂

  7. It’s really important to keep your bathroom clean and these tips will really help maintaining hygiene.Your step by step cleaning guidelines is very helpful. I’ve benefited from here because I need to clean my bathroom properly.

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