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Aside from the normal weekly cleaning to keep your house looking and feeling tidy, it’s important to do a deep clean every now and then. When you are cleaning and organizing the bathroom don’t forget to do these things.
By following the Declutter, Deep Clean, Organize Method, you will be able to have your bathroom clean and functioning in no time. I love this method, because it is more than your weekly cleaning routine, but it doesn’t take too much time to get things feeling amazing.
I really like to get into my bathroom and do some serious cleaning when I do my spring cleaning routine. Avenue Kate has a Facebook group that is doing a Spring Cleaning Challenge right now. Join the community right here for tips and support on getting your entire house Decluttered, Deep Cleaned and Organized.
Step One: Purge
Bathrooms are one of the places that becomes cluttered so quickly. We buy new products to try, and new beauty tools. It’s important to go through and purge things from your bathroom. This is a great checklist to follow. Purge before you start doing the cleaning.
Step Two: Do Some Serious Scrubbing
After you’ve done some serious decluttering, it’s time to get scrubbing. Clean everything. Bathrooms get dirty really easily with all of the makeup, and product used everyday.
The Order In Which You Clean Matters
Start with the most sanitary areas first. Wipe down the counters and the kitchen sinks. I like to use Melaleuca cleaning products because they are environmentally safe and and easy on my family.
Move to the shower and bathtub next, using a scrub brush to really get the grout clean. If you have a shower door that’s really covered in soap scum, I have found that the Magic Eraser works really well at getting a really clean shower door.
Do your toilets and floor last. My mom always taught me that you don’t want to use a cleaning rag to wipe down your toilets and then go and wash your counters that toothbrush sits on. Yuck! In fact, once I wash the toilet with a rag, that rag goes strait into the laundry bin.
I like to do the floors by hand. I know that might sound crazy but I feel like I can get around the toilet easier and can really get into the corners. I wipe down the floor and back my self out of the bathroom, letting the floor dry.
I just recently deep cleaned my floors using vinegar and baking soda and I can’t believe how clean they came out. Check it out here. No judging on the before photos please.
Don’t Forget the Rugs and Shower Curtain
My Top Picks for Bathroom Cleaning
Nature’s Miracle Floor Cleaner I am going to let you in on a little secret. I use this cleaner in the bathroom. It is meant to get rid of dog urine smells in your home, but it works great around the toilet. I have two little boys and our bathroom used to smell like urine no matter what I did. This cleaner is awesome!
Microfiber Cleaning Cloths Someone gave us some of these in a cleaning kit for our wedding and I use them for everything! Love these.
Step Three: Keep Things Organized
There are two types of people: those that love to organize and those that despise it. I happen to be one of the people that likes to get things organized. It actually gives me energy to go through a space and get it functioning the way that it should.
The key to great organization is to have the right tools. Baskets and containers are great. But, be careful, sometimes baskets just become another space to store junk. Make sure that you are using baskets as a way to define a space and to only store like items.
Frugally Blonde is another great site for some tips. Check out her post on bathroom closet organization.
For makeup organization, Spectacular Girl has some great ideas here.
If you are in need of organization ideas for a small bathroom, Practical Whimsy Designs has some wonderful tips.
Enjoy Your Clean and Organized Bathroom
Make sure that when cleaning and organizing the bathroom don’t forget to do these things; declutter, deep clean and then organize. If you follow those steps you will have some great success. There’s nothing better than a clean and organized bathroom.