The Essentials of Deep Cleaning a Bathroom_ A 7-Step Guide

As a result of irregular cleaning habits, some households have bathrooms that require a more thorough treatment. Thankfully, cleaning the bathroom at home doesn’t have to be a chore. Knowing how to clean tough stains fast and effectively will convert your bathroom from dingy to spotless in no time, filling you with a dash of pride and success.

Here are the necessary steps on how to deep clean your bathroom:

  • Prepare Your Cleaning Materials

You shouldn’t go in and out of the bathroom to grab tools from your supply closet. For this reason, you need to have all your cleaning materials in place beforehand.

  • Remove All the Trash and Clutter

Remove shampoo bottles, soap dishes, clothes, towels, and other bathroom essentials from all surfaces. Trash cans and other items that find their way into your bathroom should be removed as well. Finally, clear up drainage holes first so the muck you clean doesn’t clog your pipes.

  • Clean Your Vanity

Use an all-purpose cleaner to scrub and wipe down your vanity and sink. Scrub the interior of your sinks using a non-abrasive scrub brush or vinegar and baking soda. Next, polish your faucets and similar fixtures. Lastly, spray your mirror with a glass cleaner and wipe it down with a soft cloth to avoid leaving streaks.

  • Take Time with Your Bathtub and Shower

When cleaning a shower or tub, use a cleanser that removes soap scum and watermarks. Scrub the outside borders first, then work your way down to the drain. Afterward, rinse off all of the cleaner residue and filth when you believe you’ve cleaned away all of the gunk. Wipe down showerheads, faucets, and other fixtures to remove water smudges. 

Spray bathroom cleaner all over the tub and let it rest as advised before scraping and rinsing. Pour the vinegar into a grocery or store bag and wrap it around your showerhead. Let clean overnight, then rinse.

Before washing your shower curtain and liner, wet them first using old towels to gently scrape off stains. This allows you to bypass the dryer and hang them back up to dry naturally.

To clean your shower doors, prepare a mixture of vinegar and baking soda and wipe it over the panel to eliminate mildew. After an hour, wipe it off with a moist towel, rinse it with water, and dry it after use.

  • Remove Tile Grout on Walls

Clean your tile grout with 3/4 cups of bleach mixed with one gallon of water. Apply the solution using a brush in between your tiles. Afterward, rinse the washed areas with water after five minutes. 

As for your walls, use an all-purpose cleaner and steam. Run hot water from your shower until the room steams before turning off the shower. Let the steam settle for around 20 minutes before wiping them off.

  • Make the Toilets Sparkle

To sterilize your toilet, use a disinfectant spray or a solution of three cups water and twelve cups white vinegar. Pay particular attention to the flusher as well as where you grip the seat to elevate it. After washing the seat and the opposite side of the lid, clean under the seat, including the bowl rim.

  • Don’t Forget to Clean the Floors

After you’ve cleaned everything else, vacuum your bathroom floors and then mop or steam them. Wipe the floorboards thoroughly, and don’t forget about the area around and behind the toilet’s base. These are the areas where dust and filth tend to accumulate.

If your bathroom is compact, you might be able to get away with simply washing down the flooring with an all-purpose cleaner and a towel.


Consistency is key in any cleaning task, even more so with bathrooms that need to be a sanitized haven within your home. A thorough cleaning of your bathroom should be done at least once a month, even if you are not using a bathroom that much, so it always looks safe and pristine

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