Setting aside an afternoon and doing a deep clean in your bathroom is great, but it’s not always possible to find the time for it. If you have a packed schedule from now until who-knows-when, this lightning-fast cleaning regimen is for you. It may not take care of every stray germ or bit of dirt, but your bathroom will still look presentable when you’re done!
Ventilate. If your bathroom has a window, open it. Fresh air will prevent a smelly chemical cloud (if you’re using chemical-based cleaners) and help surfaces dry faster.
Spray. Next, spray down the sink, counter, toilet and shower surfaces with their respective cleaners. Let them sit while you move on to steps #3 and #4. While you’re multitasking, the products will cut through grime and clean more effectively. Tip: If you want to skip the shower entirely, just close the curtain!
Dispose. Empty the trash. Remove any, ahem, stray reading materials. Toss out empty products and, if possible, hide the rest in a medicine cabinet or drawers.
Restock. Make sure there is ample toilet paper on the roll. Refill the soap dispenser if it’s down to the dregs. Swap out towels – especially the hand towel – for fresh ones.
Wipe down. Grab a cloth and wipe down all the surfaces you sprayed in step #2. If you can spare the time, make sure you get the cracks and corners cleared out, too.
Accessorize. Never underestimate the power of flair. Even if you already have plants adorning your windowsill, go for extra credit by adding a flower or spare candle to the mix. It’s a foolproof way to step up your bathroom game without a ton of effort.