(Closed) What’s your bathroom cleaning routine…

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We have 2 dogs & a cat, so I start with dusting off the counters and then vacuum the floors. Then I work my way down. If the walls need to be wiped down, I wipe em down, then the mirrors, then the counters, then the sink, toilet, bathtub. Then I mop the floors and exit.

How often? reeeeally not as often as I would like…..

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Your kitchen is actually the most bacteria-ridden place….kind of surprising, right? The drain in your kitchen sink has a couple orders of magnitude more bacteria than your toilet. And usually has really nasty stuff from raw meats Sealed

I’m a microbiologist, so I typically just work my way around the room with a bleach-containing cleaner, getting as many surfaces as possible. I swiffer mop the floor and wash the floor mats. I even clean the bottom of the shower curtain to keep it from molding over…

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree that the kitchen has the most bacteria of all the rooms. And cell phones/ house phones are the one item that has far more germs than the inside of a toilet!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wipe down the toilet & seat, sink, and side of the tub first and about twice a week.  I scrub the toilet once a week and windex the mirrors.  I clean the shower about every 5 days – which I wouldn’t do NEARLY as often if we didn’t have heavy copper in our water which turns the shower blue!  Usually clean the bottom of the shower curtain once every 2 weeks or so. 

The floors get swiffered and swiffered mopped once a week, floor mats get washed then.  And I have the fun bonus step of Lysol-ing the ceiling and walls twice a week to keep mold at bay.

Gotta love cheap rentals.  πŸ™‚  

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@thewheelsonthebus: I’ve never heard of showers turning blue. It actually sounds kind of neat…. is it like, electric blue? Navy blue? depending on the color, I’d totally keep it. πŸ˜‰

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I begin vacuuming the dust and any hair off the floor (usually I do this several times in between cleaning) because there is nothing worse to me than stepping out of the shower onto it. 

I use diluted vingar and soap solution then to wipe up the vanity and sink (faucet) and another paper towel with the same solution for the toilet.   I clean the toilet almost twenty times a day anyway so it’s never dirty just that I’ll pour bubbling vinegar and bakign soda inside the toilet and let it sit until I flush it then wear a glover and wipe around the sides for a glowing bowl. 

Same solution for the tub, and usually I’ll wash down the tiles when I’m in the shower so it’s every few weeks. 

The towels get changed and get down on my knees to clean the floor tiles with the same solution. 
The mirror can be wiped with vinegar and water. 

All in all it’s pretty quick.   If the bathroom is steamy the vanity gets cleaned really easily as everything picks up. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

First I dry dust the counter tops and shake off the mats (I wash them every other week b/c I don’t step on them while wet).

Then I sweep and pick up all of the dust, trash, etc.

Then I spray down the shower and shower door with a cleaning solution (usually mean green, fabuloso, or the scrubbing bubbles bath and tile stuff), I also put my bowl cleaner in the toilet.

Then I clean the window & mirrors with windex

Then I scrub down the counter, toilet (inside and out), and the shower.

Then I clean the handles with windex (it really makes stainless steel shine)

Then finally, I swiffer the tile floor…and collapse

I do this once a week on Friday nights or Saturday mornings. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I do a thorough cleaning every 2 weeks and in between I wipe down the sink and toilet and empty the garbage. When I clean I use Scrubbing Bubbles on the toilet, sink and tub, bleach on the bathroom tile and shower curtain liner (once a month) and lysol bathroom cleaner on the tile and floor. But before I do anythign actually I vacuum the entire bathroom with my handheld oreck vacuum cleaner since the majority of the ‘dirt’ is actually dust and hair.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I wipe down my counters and all the surfaces that I touch frequetly (sink, doorknob, light, toilet handle, etc).   I typically use a clorox wipe but every now and then I actually spray it down. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Funny you ask – I have a definite routine! I scrub the tub with comet or bar keeper’s friend.  I use lysol hard water stain on the tile/knobs/doors. Then I clean the toilet with a toilet bowl cleaner. Then I wipe down the entire rest of the toilet with 409 (antibacterial) then I clean off the counters and scrub the counters/sink (with a sponge and 409…maybe soft scrub if needed).  Then I wipe the counters with 409 and paper towels.  I clean the mirrors. Then I wipe all the jars off with 409 and put them back ont he counter.  Then I eather steam the floors or I 409 them.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@.twist.:  It’s SO weird.  When I first moved in, it looked like someone sprayed cleaner on the walls and left it.  It’s an odd thing… apparently it’s high acidity water or something that breaks down the copper pipes.  Creepy!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I vacume the floor to remove all of the hair and dust. Then I go over it with the Swiffer mop. I use bleach on the tub, Lysol for the sink, and in and around the toilet.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

I cleaned mine today ugh it was a lot of work. First I spray down the shower area and let it sit, then I do the sink and counter area, Then I scrub and rinse the shower out. The toilet is next, After that, I wipe down the base boards next b/c they get dusty, and finally I do the floors with a swiffer mop.

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