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7 tips to clean-up your bathroom in 30 minutes or less


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Spick and span or rather sparkling clean and smelling fresh is what we want our bathroom to be. Isn’t it? This simple wish is obviously for a simple reason. The room we need to freshen up and feel rejuvenated in needs to be clean, fresh and inviting. However, in the fast paced modern life it’s the demand of the time to reduce the time spent in making the bathroom sparkle. There are lots to be cleaned in a bathroom- sink, WC, counter-top, shower area, bathtub, shower doors, storage, mirror and floor. Today we are sharing with you a few smart tips to multitask and get your bathroom properly cleaned in less than 30 minutes. How? Let’s have a look!

​1. Get organized

Before you start the timer, get yourself organized. Gather all the cleaning stuffs and keep it handy. It will save time. Check on the list- soap, glass cleaner, toilet cleaner, scrubber, brush, bucket, wiper, mop, dry clothes, dustbin and dustbin bag and vinegar for better shine. Now put on your gloves and get going.

​2. Throw it in the washing machine

Make it a custom to change the hand towels, towels and rugs every alternate day. Just pick them up and throw it in the laundry bag to wash it in the washing machine. Replace it with fresh pieces when you have finished cleaning the bathroom.

​3. Start with the toilet seat

Western toilet (WC) needs more time for cleaning than Indian toilet. The irony is that now almost every modern home has WC. Flush the toilet before you start the cleaning process. Now in a mug take disinfectant or vinegar mixed in water, damp a cloth and wipe the flush tank, lid, top and bottom of the WC and tap with it. Now pour the toilet cleaner into the bowl, gently spread it all over the bowl with brush and leave it to work for a while. You can also pour the toilet cleaner in the area below and near the WC and scrub it with brush. Toilet cleaner will make the cleaning easy. Make sure that each and every portion is covered even the ones which usually gets left in everyday cleaning. Let the toilet cleaner do its work and you move to next area.

​5. The counter-top

Remove all the toiletries or any other items kept on the counter-top before you start cleaning it. Spread the toilet cleaner or soap mixture on the counter-top, scrub and wipe it clean. Make it dry with dry cloth. Spray the glass cleaner on the mirror, window and door glass and wipe them clean. 5 minutes and it is clean.

​6. Shower zone and or bathtub

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This will take most of your time simply because the area it covers. Prepare a soap mixture and scrub the shower area with it, including the floor tiles. If there is glass door in the shower, then it usually gets dirty with soap and moisture. Wipe the shower doors using sponge dipped in soapy solution or vinegar mix. Dry it with clean dry clothes immediately or it will get stain marks. If you have bathtub, fill it with warm soapy water. Leave it and let the soap do its work. While soap is working you take soapy water and clean the outer portion of the tub. You can also use toilet cleaner to clean the sink, bathtub, shower area and floor. It works well and makes cleaning fast and quick without damaging them. It will take maximum of 10 minutes of you time.

​4. Now, it’s the sink

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Before you start cleaning the sink, start with cleaning the drain pipe. Pour baking soda or vinegar down the drain and then run warm water through it. It will flush down the waste thus cleaning the drainage pipe and removing any blockage if any. Now soak paper towel or cloth in vinegar and wipe the faucet and area around it with it. It will remove the water stain from it. You can use vinegar to clean the bowl, under the bowl and area around it with vinegar or disinfectant wipes. It will make it sparkling clean and free from germs and bacteria. So in just 5 minutes, the sink is shiny clean.

​7. The final touches

Now the final touches of scrubbing, wiping and rinsing and then it is done. Start with WC, give it a light scrubbing with toilet brush and flush the residual cleaner. The WC is done. Move to bathtub, drain the soapy water, scrub, wash with clean water and wipe it clean and dry with dry cloth. Double check the sink, shower area and counter-top and wipe it dry again if cleaning has made it wet again.

Now everything done, it is time to clean the floor. Spread water on the floor, use wiper or mop to wipe it clean and then dry it with dry mop or cloth. Now put clean towels in the hangers and rug on the floor. You can also decorate the bathroom with fresh flower. Spray room freshener and your bathroom is fresh and sparkling clean.

Learn different ways to use vinegar for cleaning your home: 47 ways to use vinegar for cleaning your home

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