Spring has sprung, and you’ll want to capture the feeling of springtime rejuvenation both inside and out! Spring cleaning bathrooms is hardly on our top 10 list of fun activities, but a few quick deep cleaning tips will help you be more efficient.
You may feel compelled to declutter, organize, and deep clean, and our bathroom spring cleaning tips will help you dig deep, get the bathroom spring cleaned, and be on your way!
After all, there’s a lot of fresh air and sunshine to go out and enjoy, so why get stuck indoors? Get in, get out, and don’t let the daunting task, keep you inside longer than necessary.
As a bonus, we’ve included a FREE quick cleaning checklist for your entire home and a bathroom deep cleaning printable checklist you can fill in with your ideas once you read our bathroom cleaning tips! Grab it further down in the the post below↓↓
Today’s deep cleaning, quick bathroom spring cleaning tips will help you get that refreshing spring feeling into your bathroom.
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Bathroom Spring Cleaning Tips Are Priority On Your Quick Cleaning Checklist
First, the germiest place in your home is the bathroom, so spring cleaning this room cuts right to the heart of the deep cleaning.
Second, the bathroom in any home is the most used area, as it is where you start and end your day! A deep clean will leave your bathroom sparkling and new and help create a more relaxing and refreshing space.
Pro Cleaning Tip: Before working in your bathroom using our spring cleaning tips, run your exhaust fan and open a window if you have one in the bathroom.
Fresh air always smells great, and of course, when working through your bathroom deep cleaning list, you might be using vinegar or other stronger cleaners, which will help move the air through.
Quickly Free Up Space + Disorganized Chaos.
Start by decluttering. Disorganized vanities, piles of clothing, cosmetics, and anything else can leave a room less than desirable, so take charge and clean the chaos.
Get rid of any products that you no longer use or need.
Pro Tip: The golden rule of effective deep spring cleaning in any room, not just the bathroom: Never clean around things; remove everything in the area to give it the most effective deep cleaning ever.
To clean a room, clear these areas and any other spaces, moving them out to a hallway until you are done.
- laying on the counter
- on the bathroom on the floor
- hanging on racks
- sitting on top of the toilet tank
- on shelving
- medicine cabinet inset trays on the exterior
Of course, you are starting to get the idea because there is a lot of stuff in a bathroom that we generally see, and we forget those areas because they become part of our surroundings.
But move everything, including:
- contact cases
- contact cleaner
- extra toothbrush heads sitting on the counter
- disposable cups left sitting
- cotton swabs and cotton balls
- debris from makeup packages and sharpening
- additional rolls of Toilet paper
- towels on racks and counters
As you move it, toss out anything that can be, and recycle anything that is not trash.
Wipe off any appliances (not plugged in) with disinfectant, such as flat irons, hair dryers, etc.
Spring Clean and Disinfect The Bathroom Area
Give your bathroom a good scrub. Use a non-toxic, all-purpose cleaner to clean:
The bathroom walls, baseboards, light plate switches, door handles, floor, toilet, shower, sink, and other fixtures.
Make sure this is on your bathroom deep cleaning list.
Spring Bathroom Deep Cleaning List: The Toilet
Cleaning your bathroom includes cleaning the toilet; as dismal as it sounds, you must clean it. No one likes to clean the toilet; it is one of the dreaded house-cleaning jobs no one wants!
But, if you want to keep your bathroom clean and fresh, it’s essential to give your toilet a good cleaning regularly.
You can clean your toilet without using harsh chemicals.
Make your non-toxic cleaner using a simple 1:1 ratio of white vinegar and water, and then place that in a spray bottle.
You can use this combination to clean the toilet seat, the toilet lid, the flushing handle, and the exterior toilet bowl.
However, to clean the inside of your toilet bowl, you can purchase a non-toxic toilet bowl cleaner or make your own.
Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 1/4 vinegar and 1 cup of water to make a toilet bowl cleaner.
Then, allow that mixture to sit in the toilet bowl for about 5 minutes while you clean your vanity and shower fixtures.
You can then scrub the toilet with a brush once 5 minutes pass.
Once you scrub the toilet bowl with a brush to remove lingering dirt and grim, flush the debris away and the cleaner.
You’ve successfully conquered the toilet spring cleaning.
We suggest maintaining cleanliness by wiping your toilet and cleaning the bowl weekly.
PRO TOILET BOWL STAIN TIP: Use dishwasher powder detergent to help tackle toilet bowl stains (do note the worse the stain, the more times you’ll need to use and repeat this). Use a tablespoon of dishwashing powder detergent sprinkled in the toilet bowl, allowing it to sit for 1/2 hour or even overnight when you can. Then scrub with a toilet brush and flush. Repeat as needed.
Bathroom Deep Cleaning List: Spring Clean Your Shower
Since the first thing you did was clean the bathroom, nothing should obstruct your reach to the shower interior, where you will begin deep spring cleaning of the shower area.
Start by giving the shower a good scrub.
Use a sponge or a brush to thoroughly clean the walls, the floors, the fixtures, and, if you have a door, the door.
Next, it’s time to tackle the showerhead, which is done by detaching the showerhead and allowing it to sit in a soaking vinegar solution.
Allow this to sit in the solution for up to 30 minutes, use an old SOFT toothbrush to scrub any debris still hanging on, then rinse it and return it to the shower.
PRO SPRING CLEANING TIP FOR SHOWER HEAD: If you do not want to take the shower head off or can not, go ahead and attach a zippered plastic bag with the solution and allow it to soak for the same time, then rinse.
Once you have scrubbed the surface areas of the shower, we suggest using a steamer to disinfect all areas without toxic chemicals.
Once the shower is clean, it’s time to focus on the drains.
First, pull any debris out of the drain, including hair, tags from bottles anything that has accumulated.
Once you’ve cleaned the drain, use a 1:1 ratio of baking soda (1 c) and a cup of white vinegar (unless you have marble, granite, or porous stone to which you never use vinegar on or near). Then after the combination sits in the drain for five minutes, follow with 2 cups of hot water, not boiling.
Bathroom Sinks: Your Bathroom Deep Cleaning List For Spring
Bathroom sinks can be one of the dirtiest places in your home.
Imagine if all of your daily dirt, makeup, and bacteria were left on your kitchen countertop. EW!
No one wants to think about that, but the reality is that our sinks see a lot of action and can use good cleaning.
Spring is the perfect time to deep clean your bathroom sink thoroughly, and here are some tips on how to get it done!
Nothing is on your vanity because, at the beginning of our post, we referred you to the bathroom deep cleaning list that suggests removing everything before you start, so skip to the next step!
First, wash all removable items in hot, soapy water. Scrub the soap dishes, pumps, and toothbrush holders with a dedicated scrubbing-only toothbrush to ensure you get all the grime out. Put anything in the dishwasher to sterilize it and reduce your scrubbing time!
Second, it’s time to clean the actual sink. You can use a store-bought cleaner or make your own again by following the above-suggested cleaner. However, do not use vinegar on porous surfaces such as granite and marble.
- clean the handles on the sink
- the neck of the faucet
- the drain
- and the inside and outside of the sink bowl
Bathroom Spring Deep Cleaning List: Inventory Of Your Bathroom Supplies
After following the bathroom spring cleaning tips, you need to place all of your items back in the bathroom in their proper place.
Double-line the trash can so you always have a liner ready to go. Then, add an inventory section to your bathroom deep cleaning list.
Mark down what you need and how much of it.
Head to your local store or, if you prefer, order everything online.
Be sure to get enough to last you a while, as you do not want to go through this process again soon.
Once you have everything you need, it is time to put it away.
Be sure to put everything in its proper place so you can easily find it when needed. This will make your life much easier and keep your bathroom tidy.
That is all there is to restock your bathroom after spring cleaning.
Make Sure To Come Back And Let Us Know How Our Bathroom Spring Cleaning Tips Helped You
Following these tips, you can deep clean your bathroom faster and more efficiently.
You can also keep it cleaner for longer if you keep up with the daily cleaning tasks in our free printable.
Taking the time to do a deep clean of your bathroom will pay off in the long run.
Let us know if we missed anything or if you did the same or differently! We love feedback. DANA XO