11 Expert Cleaning Hacks for Spotless Bathrooms

POSTED ON July 21, 2023

At Paul's Cleaning, a sparkling bathroom is more than just a room; it's a sanctuary, a place of comfort and cleanliness. However, we also understand that maintaining this sanctuary can often seem like an uphill battle. But what if we told you that with our expert strategies and insider tips, you could transform your bathroom cleaning routine into a seamless process? Scrub your bathroom at least once a month to avoid the buildup of dirt, soap scum, and growing mould. It takes 30 minutes of your time to have a clean and well-maintained bathroom! All the rest is doing small bits and pieces, so the bathroom does not look neglected. 

Today, we're thrilled to share our bathroom cleaning hacks that will redefine your cleaning regimen. These hacks are not just about maintaining cleanliness; they're about creating a space that radiates freshness and comfort. 

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Daily Bathroom Cleaning Arsenal: Maintaining Cleanliness

Quick, convenient, and effective - Disinfectant Wipes

Maintaining a clean bathroom starts with simplicity and convenience. That's why disinfectant wipes are a staple in our daily home cleaning arsenal. The wipes are your multipurpose tool and are perfect for quick yet effective daily bathroom maintenance. They're easy to use, discrete enough to place around, and incredibly efficient at removing grime and bacteria. You can keep your bathroom surfaces clean and hygienic with just a few swipes. Plus, they're great for those unexpected messes that happen while rushing; try applying mascara and brushing your teeth at once. 

Wipe-Down the Bathroom Tiles with a Squeegee

Use a squeegee after every time you take a shower. It’s quick and effective. Make sure to wipe down the entire shower area: tiling on the walls, floor, and glass shower door. Squeegee after showering will prevent all bad things from building up. It helps the water and steam to evaporate quicker and takes 2 minutes. 

Bathroom Cleaning MVP: Microfiber Cloths

Microfiber cloths are the real MVP in your bathroom cleaning game. Known for their superior cleaning capabilities, they're not just for mirrors. These cloths are excellent for wiping down shower tiles, walls, fixtures, and even plastic shower curtains, helping to keep grime and mildew at bay. The tiny fibres work like magic, trapping dust and dirt without scratching surfaces. Plus, they're reusable and eco-friendly, making them an excellent choice for the environmentally conscious homeowner. Plus, they're a great value because they're so durable. 

How often should you deep clean your bathroom and toilet? 

Use sponges or foam application pads once a week to give them a good wipe-down. Scrub every nook and cranny in your bathroom once a month. Apply a hydrophobic spray on the shower door to prevent hard water stains and splashes. 

Secret Weapon for Cleaning the Toilet

Clean the toilet at least once a week. If you are wondering how to clean the toilet bowl using denture tablets, follow along; Denture tablets remove tough stains and freshen surfaces. We recommend checking the label and the instructions of the manufacturer as well, Drop a denture tablet into the toilet bowl.

Allow it to fizz & sit for some time. The effervescent action helps to break down the stains. Use a toilet brush to scrub the bowl, paying attention to stained areas. Ensure to scrub the outside of the bowl thoroughly. Please focus on the area where it meets the floor. Rinse, Flush, and Repeat as necessary. 

Bathroom Cleaning Spray with essential oils

Mould is a common bathroom adversary, but it doesn't have to be. You can banish mould and prevent its return with a simple DIY spray made from white vinegar, clove oil, and tea tree oil. White vinegar has antimicrobial properties that can help kill mould, while clove and tea tree oil have antifungal properties that inhibit its growth. 

½ cup white vinegar, 10 drops of Clove oil, 10 drops of Tea Tree oil

This environment-friendly solution is efficient and easy to make with ingredients you may already have at home. With this DIY spray, you can tackle mould head-on and keep your bathroom fresh and clean; It's important to note that the effects may vary depending on how severe your mould problem is.

Clean mould from the bathroom grout 

  • Mix baking soda with hydrogen peroxide into a paste
  • Apply the paste to mouldy grout lines 
  • Scrub gently with a toothbrush or grout brush
  • Let it sit for 10-15 minutes 
  • Rinse with warm water and wipe away the paste 
  • Repeat as needed 

For significant mould issues, we recommend that you seek professional assistance. Proper ventilation and controlling levels of moisture and humidity in the bathroom are essential for preventing mould growth in the first place. 

Streak-free mirrors with shaving cream 

A streak-free mirror can instantly brighten up your bathroom. To achieve this, we recommend using shaving cream. It's an unconventional tip, but it works wonders. Just apply a small amount of shaving cream to your mirror, then wipe it clean with a soft cloth. The result? A mirror that's so clean, you might not believe your eyes. You can turn off the lights directly above the before the mirror or window cleaning. Otherwise, your cleaning solution could evaporate too quickly, which may leave streaks.

Revitalise the bathroom: Lemon Power

The sinks and taps in your bathroom can get dirt buildup from various products, such as toothpaste and hair products.

How to clean Bathrooms sink, taps, and shower head:

  1. Spray all around the tap and faucets with a cleaning solution of your choice 
  2. Let the solution work for at least 10-15 mins and in the meantime. Now, let’s focus on the surface of your sink!
  3. Cut a lemon in half
  4. Using the lemon, wipe the entire sink surface from the outside. Make sure to give the bathroom sink area a thorough scrub
  5. The natural acidity of the lemon juice helps remove stains and gives the sink a fresh scent. Adding baking soda adds a grip. Try scrubbing in circular motions
  6. Use baking soda and the leftover lemon instead of over-the-counter (OTC) products to descale the shower head
  7. Now, after cleaning the sink's surface, we can move forward to the taps and faucets
  8. Now, after cleaning the sink's surface, we can move forward to the taps and faucets
  9. Eventually, give it a good rinse

Cleaning supplies are often overlooked 

Your bathroom cleaning supplies also need care. After all, they're the tools that help you maintain a clean and hygienic bathroom. Make sure to clean your supplies with a disinfectant bleach solution regularly. This simple step can prevent mildew and mould buildup, guaranteeing that your tools are always ready for a top-notch clean. Plus, it extends the life of your cleaning tools, saving you money in the long run. Remember, a clean home starts with clean tools. 

Clean Limescale from Glass

  • Start with boiling water and then fill an empty spray bottle halfway
  • Use cleaning vinegar to fill it to the top
  • Spray it all over the shower screen. If severe, try soaking paper towels in our solution and carefully stick them to your shower screen
  • Let the solution sit for at least 10 to 20 mins
  • Wipe it off with a sponge or damp cloth and rinse thoroughly with water

With these cleaning hacks, you can clean the bathroom in no time. Our commitment to helping you achieve a spotless home with minimal effort is second to none. So why wait? Try and let us know which of these hacks you like the most! 

Ready for a spotless bathroom without the hassle? Book your one-off bathroom cleaning session with Paul's Cleaning Services in Melbourne today and let us transform your bathroom while you relax!