You can easily keep your bathroom clean and fresh without too much effort if you clean it regularly each week. A bit of bleach in the toilet, wipe down of surfaces and tidy up any clutter. However, every so often it's worth giving it a really good deep clean and spend a little extra time to make it perfect. It will then ensure the weekly clean stays simple and quick.
Time: Around 45 minutes but this will really depend on the size of your bathroom and how much work needs to be done.
Materials Thick bleach
Old toothbrush (not one that you will use to ever clean your teeth again)
Several sponges (I use an old one that I'm due to throw away for the toilet so it can be binned at the end)
Soft cloth or kitchen roll
Start by de cluttering the bathroom and put all your shampoo bottles, toothpaste and so on out of the way. It will take longer to keep lifting and moving everything to clean than just moving it aside in one go.
Start by squirting thick bleach around the rim of your toilet and ensure there's plenty to give the bowl a covering. Leave it to rest and work it's magic while you clean the rest of the bathroom.
Using an old but clean sponge, add a little cream cleaner and wipe over all the surfaces. Don't forget to clean under the toilet seat and around the back.
At the end of all the cleaning, the bleach will have had time to soak. Using your toilet brush, scrub hard under the rim, around the bowl and into the base.
Spray with window cleaner and give it a good buff with a lint free cloth or some kitchen roll. Bathroom mirrors often get a little sprayed from over vigorous teeth cleaning especially when you have kids. You'll be surprised what a lift it gives the bathroom when the mirrors are sparkling and they also reflect the light.
When you're cleaning your bath and sink, don't forget to give some extra attention to your taps. Give them a good clean and rub with a soft dry cloth at the end to get them looking shiny and new.
Top Tip Squirt a little cream cleaner on an old toothbrush and use it to scrub the hard to reach and often ignored areas. Around the plug and the water overflow outlet are good places to spend a few extra minutes.
Grouting can also get a little grubby and the same technique is ideal to give it a good clean.
Living in a household of all boys I add a further step to the toilet cleaning regime. ... Regularly remove the toilet seat and all it's fixtures ( you'll be shocked to find what accumulates there) give it all a soak in bleach whilst you are cleaning the rest of the bathroom. Also, pay attention to the rear of the toilet base... Little boys ( and not so little) are notorious for being ' bad shots'!