I love the look of a sparkling clean bathroom. To me, it's the best part about my weekly house cleaning. Problem is, the first time I brush my teeth, wash my hands, or do just about anything else, the bathroom looks dirty again. All of that porcelain and chrome is just a magnet for water stains and dirt. But since I really believe that having a clean bathroom makes your whole house look cleaner, I've started cleaning the bathroom every day- and it only takes five minutes. Here's how.
Step One: Pick Up
As soon as you walk in the bathroom, pick up everything that is out of place. Put towels back on the rack, rearrange the bottles near the sink, and put the tooth brush in its rightful place. Since the bathroom is so small, it doesn't take me more than one minute to put everything back in order.
Step Two: Wipe Down the Surface Areas
The inside of the sink, countertops and edges of the bathtub are dirt magnets and even a few specks of dust can make your whole bathroom look dirty. After you put up any misplaced items, go over the surface areas with a moist, lint-free towel. I use a microfiber towel, but paper towels work as well. At most, you'll spend 60 seconds wiping down the surfaces.
Step Three: Make the Chrome Shine
Your bathroom will look sparkling clean if the chrome is free of water stains. After I've wiped off the counters and the inside of the sink, I take a pre-moistened cleaning cloth and go around the faucet, knobs, toilet handle, and anywhere else I see chrome. The moistened cleaning cloths make an easy job of the chrome and it only takes me about 30 seconds to hit everything.
Step Four: Clean the Holders
Your toothbrush holder and soap dispenser can get dirty pretty quickly, especially if you're like me and never get the toothbrush washed off enough. The left over toothpaste drips down and collects at the bottom of the holder. To combat this, do a quick wipe down with the same cleaning cloth you used on the chrome. It only takes a few seconds.
Step Five: Polish the Mirror
Finally, use the pre-moistened cleaning cloth to wipe up any splatter you see on the mirror. If you wipe the mirror in small circles and stick to the dirty area, you don't need a special glass cleaner. Since you're only working in small surface area, streaks won't be an issue, and you can clean the whole mirror in 30 seconds.
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