Speed Cleaning Your Bathroom

A bathroom in the Beamish Museum near Durham, ...

A bathroom in the Beamish Museum near Durham, United Kingdom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bathrooms are one of those rooms in the house that can be tough to keep tidy especially if you let too much time go between cleanings. It’s also a room that most people want to be clean! So we’ve got a routine for you that will keep your bathroom clean and will require just 5 minutes a day, and a deeper shower cleaning every 2 or 3 weeks.


  • Clear off the countertops putting everything in it’s place (~1 minute)! We recommend organizing your bathroom with bins and baskets that keep closets and drawers looking tidy and makes finding what you need a cinch.
  • Mist the mirror, countertops, and toilet with all-purpose spray (~30 seconds). Check out our recipe below. If your toilet needs a little deeper cleaning add some homemade sot scrub to the bowl.
  • Wipe down all the surfaces in your bathroom (~1 minute). We like to start up high with the mirror and make our way down to the countertops, handles, and hooks/toilet paper holders.
  • Straighten up any towels, shower curtains, or bottles in your shower, closet, or shelving (~1 minute). Don’t spend too long on this, but just a quick tidy.
  • Use a dust pan to quickly clean up the floor(~1 minute). Don’t worry about a deep floor cleaning, just sweep up some of the hair and dust that can accumulate. Do this every 2 to 3 days. Keeping a small dustpan under the bathroom sink makes this super easy and effortless.
  • Scrub the toilet (~30 seconds). Now that the spray and soft scrub have had time to sit, give the bowl a quick scrub.
  • Empty the trash (~30 seconds)This is the last step, as you are leaving the bathroom empty take the trash with you (every few days, or as needed).

Doing this routine for 5-7 minutes every morning or evening will keep your bathroom tidy and reduce the need for deep cleanings. Every 2-3 weeks give your shower a deep clean with homemade soft scrub or your favorite cleaner.

Do you think this routine is doable? Have any suggestions—share them with us?

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