Today’s post will help you learn how to Clean the bathroom in five to ten minutes, with the help of our sponsor, Four Monks™ Cleaning Vinegar …
Here are some tips to clean your bathroom quickly. You will want to do a deep cleaning more often, like once a week, but these tips will keep your bathroom looking great in the meantime! This whole process will take you about five – ten minutes (more if you live in my house and try to do this when all of the kids are home. haha! ♥)
Bathrooms need to be cleaned often because of mold (it can grow in as little as 48 hours) and well… mess! Bathrooms tend to be the another gathering place for clothes, hair things and just about everything if you live in my house. Today there was a football, a Zoomer Kitty Toy and a water bottle on our bathroom counter. (I use Four Monks™ Cleaning Vinegar as you’ll see below).
1). Get prepared: Gather up your cleaning items.
2). Clean up the mess.
This should only take you about a minute or two. If it takes you longer today, tomorrow it will take you under a minute because you are doing the bulk of the work today… from now on it will just be maintaining it.
First I put away everything on the counter tops. If you just focus & do this, it will take just a minute or two. Just start on one end & move the other other end. Don’t skip over anything. You’ll be done in just a few minutes.
3). Clean the Countertops:
Clean countertops and make them smell sweet again with a cloth soaked in Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar (not recommended for use on granite, marble, or other natural stone surfaces.)
4). The floors:
Are there any clothes on the floors? Grab them & throw them into your laundry basket or put them away. Give yourself a “30 second” window & try to beat your own (mental) timer.
5). Let your five minute clean-up begin!
Get out your Bounty paper towels (my favorites) & your Four Monks™ Cleaning Vinegar and start cleaning! (Get $1.00 off with this coupon at Walmart Supercenter)
6). The BathTub:
Clean it with the vinegar & then scrub with baking soda. It literally takes just a minute or two and is perfect for a quick cleaning.
I clean the kids toys every week or two, as well- see how to do that here.
Here is the toy basket (the basket gets washed in the washing machine, as well. It says BATH on it, so I loved it for toys near the tub!):
7). The Shower:
Spray shower doors with Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar after you’ve squeegeed the glass, or before you step in and turn on the water. It will help release the hard water deposits so they don’t remain on the glass. If you have more time, you can remove the buildup on a showerhead, pour 1/2 cup baking soda and 1 cup Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar into a sandwich bag and tie it around the showerhead. Let this set for an hour after the bubbling has stopped. Remove the bag and then turn on the water.
I also fill the door tracks Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar and let it sit for a few hours. That night, I will pour hot water into the tracks and scrub away any remaining film with a toothbrush, right before getting a shower.
8). The Mirrors:
Next, do a quick cleaning of your mirrors. (TIP: Newspaper works wonders for cleaning mirrors. Use it in place of a paper towel.)
9). The Toilets:
Lastly, clean the toilets. This is the worst job, in my opinion (it could be because that we have three sons!) Luckily, its quick. It takes about 45 seconds to clean if you are doing it daily. Wipe it down & then clean the inside. Easy.
Oh- Deodorize the toilet bowl by adding 3 cups Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar to the bowl. Let sit for half an hour before flushing. It is easy because you just pour it in & walk away.
Find more tips on cleaning a bathroom with Vinegar here.
If you are looking for more bathroom ideas, here is how we organize the bathroom.
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This was such a good amount of advice now I’ve almost got to 4 mins in cleaning the bathroom my chlidren want to clean the bathroom now AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sarah Anthon says
These are very useful tips on cleaning out the bathroom. We can produce up to 30 litres of moisture every day in our households – steam from cooking cleaning, showers and washing and we have a recipe for mould growth and increased dustmite populations. Thus cleaning the bathroom helps in removing dampness and mold growth. An adequate ventilation is very necessary to keep home fresh and healthy.
These are great tips!! I dread cleaning the bathroom- lol!
Larry Adkins says
Really useful info here Becky thank you for sharing these awesome tips 🙂
Great info here, and i love the translation chart 🙂 As for the Vinegar, “Essenz”, can I also buy that at Rossmann? I like all that about letting things soak and coming back after a long while!
I really do need to be more vigilant about my cleaning so that it doesn’t get to this point. I just haven’t figured out yet how to make one of these intermediary cleans “feel” like a small enough job to really want to do. It seems to me like I have to wipe everything off anyway, so in my mind it seems like a monumental task… oh if my mother could hear that!
Thanks for those useful tips. Great article and photos. Keep up with the good work.
Kind regards, Sarah
Clyde Mitchell says
how about cleaning the hard water stains from toilet bowl? Will the vinegar work? Besides, I have been using poo pourri to fight against odor from the toilets. Works great for me!