7 Areas to Avoid Missing When You Clean the Bathroom

7 Areas to Avoid Missing When You Clean the Bathroom

The bathrooms in your home are some of the areas that must be cleaned the most thoroughly. After all, it is the most susceptible to hosting potentially dangerous germs and bacteria, such as E. Coli, staphylococcus, and salmonella.

Everyone is familiar with the basic bathroom cleaning chores to complete, like cleaning the toilet bowl and scrubbing the shower and tub. However, not everyone is aware of these seven often overlooked areas to clean in the bathroom.

The next time you do a deep clean of your home, be sure to remember to clean the following areas of the bathroom:

Light Fixtures and the Exhaust Fan

The bathroom is where moisture, heat, and the occasional hairspray and other personal care products come to mingle. It shouldn’t be surprising that the result is caked-on dirt and filth. Every time you clean the bathroom, be sure to wipe down or dust the light fixtures and exhaust fan to keep them from becoming clogged with dust.

Shower Curtain and Liner

Shower curtains and liners may get stained and discoloured due to repeated contact with water, soap, shampoo, body scrubs, and even the filth and oil that accumulates in the shower regularly. A beautiful fabric shower curtain should come with care instructions on the tag, although most are machine washable and should be laundered regularly.


As a result of everything from soapy overspray in the shower to the ultra-fine mist of particles that follow each toilet flush, the walls of your bathroom are often covered in a layer of filthy microfilm accumulation. Use an all-purpose cleaner to scrub your walls, and use the hot water for your next shower until the room is steamy to keep them fresh and clean. Close the door and allow it to rest for about 20 minutes before returning to dry off the walls with a microfiber towel.

Light Switches

Experts often cite high-touch surfaces as the germiest areas in a house, and light switches are among the germiest of these surfaces. Remove germs from light or fan switches used on the way in or out of the restroom by wiping them down with an EPA-approved disinfectant.


You may find a lot of clutter on your medicine cabinet shelves and in your vanity drawers, but it’s easy to forget about it since it’s out of sight and out of mind. Please include them in your bathroom cleaning regimen to ensure that they remain clean and free of obstructions. Additionally, shifting each item to a clean underneath may help you stay on top of expired goods and items to add to your shopping list by keeping you organized.

Toilet Paper Dispenser and Towel Bars

These fixtures are so apparent that they become invisible, but they also have a high level of touch sensitivity in the restroom. The hardware that holds your towels and toilet paper—like the walls and light switches in your home—is susceptible to accumulating bacteria. Don’t forget about them while you’re cleaning.

Overflow Holes in a Sink and Knobs

Make careful to clean the overflow holes as well as the sink basin while you’re cleaning it. The overflow drain is kept clean by a fast wipe-down immediately inside the entry of the overflow drain. Hot and cold water handles, shower controls, drawer pulls, and doorknobs are all areas that get a lot of use and are thus often cleaned. Regular disinfection of this hardware will help to eliminate dirt, grime, and bacteria.

Final Thoughts

Have a handy to-do list that will help you keep track of all of your bathroom cleaning duties. For example, making it readily accessible may be accomplished by printing and adhering it to the inside of a bathroom cabinet door so that you and other members of your family are aware of precisely what has to be cleaned.

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