It doesn’t take long for a bathroom to go from pristine to in need of a clean. Dust and shaving detritus may accumulate in corners around the tub and toilet. Partially used prescription medication bottles fill your medicine cabinet. Empty toilet paper rolls that you intended to recycle just keep piling up on the counter or the back of the toilet. Your mirrors are mottled from repeatedly being steamed up and wiped by hand.
Use all that spring cleaning energy to tackle your bathroom and turn it back into a relaxing, inviting and sanitary space. Here are a few easy ways to make the most of your Spring cleaning.
Sort Everything You’re Getting Rid Of
Get trash out of the room first. You should have one bag for trash, another for recycling, and a third for items that need careful disposal. You can recycle toilet paper tubes, cosmetics and bath product containers, and even the bottles your pills come in (but take off the labels with your personal information first). The pills leftover and expired in the bottles, however, need careful disposal. Contact your doctor’s office or local police department to find out what the recommended method of medication disposal is. Dig deep into cabinets, closets and cupboards.
Pull out all the linens as well. Clean, unused towels can be stacked in another room while you finish. Anything that’s been used should be washed. Shake out and wash your rugs as well. If you have a fabric or soft shower curtain, take that down, too. Pull out any curtains or blinds. Blinds can be dusted and washed outside, while curtains should be washed according to their labels.
Dust and Sweep Every Crevice of the Room
Open the window to keep air flowing and minimize smells. Start with the ceiling and upper corners. Dust the tops of cabinets, shelves, and inside drawers, as well as vents, windows and fans. Remove all mirrors and art from the walls. Spray the ceiling and walls with a vinegar solution and then wipe down the ceiling and walls with a soft rag. The vinegar smell will dissipate as the vinegar dries. Wipe down any framed art or mirrors as well, but do not spray them.
Pull everything out of your medicine cabinet and drawers and sort out the items that are expired or unneeded. Clean each shelf and drawer before replacing the items you’re keeping. Clean the outside too.
Clean Your Sinks, Tub, Toilet and Fixtures
Scrub out your bathtub and sinks with an appropriate cleaner. Scrub each of your sinks, as well as all the faucets and drains. Clean every surface of your toilet, including the floor around the seal. Wipe down and disinfect any counter space in the room. Refinishing your bathtub is another way to give it a facelift, and keep it looking clean and new for years to come.
Sweep, Mop and Stage the Room
Once you’ve cleaned the walls, ceiling and contents of the room, you can effectively sweep up all the remaining grime. Be sure to go over the floor twice so you don’t miss anything. Then, using vinegar or another additive with disinfecting properties, mop the floors with hot water. Let everything dry and air out for a while before replacing towels, rugs, hanging art, and other important bathroom contents. Try to keep everything organized to create an inviting staged space.
Spring is a great time to declutter your home, and your bathroom is a great place to start. To learn more about bathtub refinishing in Western Washington, visit our website today!
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