How to clean your bathroom like a pro using natural cleaners such as baking soda, vinegar, and essential oils. Tackle your tubs, showers, toilets, and sinks quickly and efficiently with these simple tips to make your bathroom sparkle and shine! Plus, grab the free printable bathroom cleaning checklist so you never forget anything!
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Raise your hand if you enjoy cleaning the bathroom. Anybody?
Cleaning the bathroom isn’t the most pleasant thing to do, which is why I like to get it done as quickly and efficiently as possible. I doubt it will ever become a “fun” chore, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare either.
Let me show you how to clean your bathroom in fifteen minutes or less so you can move on to the more enjoyable things in your life!
Plus, I’ll also show you how to clean your bathroom the healthy way using natural cleaners. Your eyes, nose, skin, and lungs will thank you for ditching the harmful chemicals in favor of natural ones!
And if that wasn’t enough, I’ve got a free printable cheat sheet that you can use to help you hone your new routine! You can grab it at the end of the post.
To make quick work of cleaning your bathroom, you’ll need some supplies. Also, it’s handy if you can keep them all in a caddy for easy access. Here’s what you’ll need, and we’ll explore each one in-depth in a minute:
- 2 sponges with scrubby sides
- Microfiber cloths
- Paper towels (optional)
- All-purpose cleaner
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Tub/shower cleaner
Let’s talk about your options for each of these items.
You’ll use one sponge for your sink, tub, and shower and the other one for the toilet. If you don’t like the idea of using a sponge in your toilet, you can always use rubber gloves or use a toilet brush. Just go with your personal preference on this one.
To help you know which sponge is for the sink and which one is for the toilet, keep them in separate places in your caddy. My caddy has two side compartments, so I wrote “sink” above one and “toilet” above the other with a Sharpie so I always know which sponge is which.
You’ll need a good microfiber cloth to clean your mirror. The best part is that you don’t even need glass cleaner! Just plain old water gives a streak-free shine every time. It’s true! I couldn’t believe it until I experienced it for myself.
Paper towels (optional)
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly alternative to paper towels, you can always use an old towel or a microfiber cloth to get the job done.
You’ll need an all-purpose cleaner to clean the hard surfaces in your bathroom. I love my DIY all-purpose cleaner since it only uses natural ingredients. Plus, it smells great! You can get the recipe here:
Toilet bowl cleaner
There are plenty of natural options for toilet bowl cleaners if you’re trying to reduce the number of harmful chemicals in your home. You can use 1/4 cup baking soda with 1 cup vinegar for a basic recipe. Just add both ingredients to your toilet bowl when you’re ready to clean it.
Again, you can always go with a natural option if you want to reduce the number of harmful chemicals in your home. I’ve been on the lookout for a natural tub/shower cleaner, and this one looks promising. While my all-purpose cleaner gets the job done just fine, I’d like to see if this cleaner really works as well as the author says. I’ll keep you posted. 🙂
How to Clean Your Bathroom in 15 Minutes or Less
Now for the good stuff! Here’s how to clean your bathroom quickly and efficiently.
1. Wet one of your microfiber cloths with a little bit of water and wipe the mirror thoroughly. Use another microfiber cloth to dry the mirror.
2. Spray the sink, faucet, and counter with your all-purpose cleaner.
3. Spray the tub and shower with your tub/shower cleaner.
4. Add toilet bowl cleaner to the toilet bowl.
5. Scrub the sink with your sink sponge.
6. Wipe down the faucet and counter with a paper towel, old towel, or microfiber cloth. If you used a paper towel, throw it away. If you used an old towel or microfiber cloth, save it for Step 9.
7. Scrub the tub and shower with your sink sponge.
8. Scrub the toilet bowl with your toilet sponge or toilet brush and flush.
9. Spray a paper towel, old towel, or microfiber cloth with all-purpose cleaner and wipe down the toilet seat, toilet tank and body, and floor. If you used a paper towel, throw it away. If you used an old towel or microfiber cloth, toss it in the laundry.
10. Empty the wastebasket.
11. Swap dirty towels for fresh ones.
It seems like a lot of steps, but they all go very quickly. Basically, you’re just making two loops around the bathroom. The first loop has you spraying everything down with cleaners and the second loop has you actually cleaning each part of the bathroom. I like to do it this way so the cleaners have a few minutes to sit before I actually start cleaning.
Do this once per week for a sparkly and clean bathroom!
Minor Maintenance Between Weekly Cleanings
If you find that your bathroom starts to look dirty after a few days (toothpaste spots on the mirror, hair on the counter, water spots on the faucet, etc.), then you may want to do a quick spot-clean between your bigger weekly cleanings. All you really need to do is wipe down the mirror, sink, faucet, and counter top. It shouldn’t take you more than two or three minutes.
Free Printable Bathroom Cleaning Checklist
If you’d like to print off a handy cheat sheet to keep with you while you’re cleaning, then I have you covered! My pretty printable bathroom cleaning checklist will remind you what to do until you memorize the routine.
And remember, the more you do this routine the faster it will go. Since I’ve been using this routine for years, I can actually clean BOTH of our bathrooms in fifteen minutes flat. It’s all about developing and honing a routine, my friend!
Wrapping It Up
So now you know how to clean your bathroom in fifteen minutes or less using natural cleaners! You know which items you need to clean your bathroom, and you have some options for natural cleaners so you can reduce the number of harmful chemicals in your home.
You also know how to clean your bathroom by making two efficient loops. The first loop is where you spray everything down with cleaners, and the second loop is where you actually clean each part of your bathroom.
Lastly, you know how to spot-clean your bathroom between weekly cleanings if your bathroom starts to look dirty. Just a simple wipe down of your mirror, sink, faucet, and counter top is all it takes to make your bathroom look sparkly again.
And to wrap it all together, you can grab my free printable cheat sheet to help you remember the steps in the correct order until you memorize the routine!
After you clean your bathroom a few times, you’ll have this routine down to a science. And who knows, you might even be able to clean more than one bathroom in fifteen minutes!
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What about you? Do you have any pro tips for cleaning your bathroom quickly?
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