How To Speed Clean A Bathroom In Minutes

You’re not the only one that feels exhausted after taking too long to clean your bathroom.

Mine’s much worse, it takes me a minimum of 45 minutes to clean the bathroom, shower, tubs and toilet. lol

I know that’s a whole lot of time too, but i was able to drastically reduce this to around 20 minutes after learning some new tricks from my granny.

I didn’t know you could actually learn a lot from those old people.

If you’ve got kids and your bathroom is really small, here is a thing you can do.

Just clean the bathroom while your toddler is in the bath or with a vinegar cleaner while you’re taking a shower. I clean the sink, toilet and wash floor while she’s playing in the tub. You can do this if you don’t like cleaning in your free time.

Below is the step you can follow in order to speed wash your bathroom. I’ll also be revealing my secret cleaning routine at the end of these steps.

1. Gather Your Supplies

The first thing i do is to collect all necessary cleaning supplies i need beforehand so as to avoid any interruptions while cleaning.

Going back and forth to pick items is a very big time waster. A few stuffs you would need includes:

  • Disinfectant cleaner
  • Windex Glass cleaner
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Scrub brush
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Mop, and gloves.

2. Prep the Area:

The next thing i do is to remove any items from the bathroom counters, shower, and tub to make cleaning easier.

You can also decide to open windows or turn on the ventilation fan to help with air circulation.

3. Start with the Toilet:

The toilet is typically the dirtiest area of the bathroom, so i like taking care of the toughest stuffs first before my energy runs out.

Once the most challenging part is done, the rest of the cleaning process feel easier and faster.

  • Apply toilet bowl cleaner inside the bowl and let it sit while you clean other areas.
  • Wipe down the exterior of the toilet with disinfectant cleaner and a cloth, including the seat, lid, and base.
  • Use a toilet brush to scrub the inside of the bowl thoroughly, then flush.

4. Next, Clean the Shower and Tub:

Now spray the shower walls, tub, and fixtures with a disinfectant cleaner. Allow the cleaner to sit for a few minutes to break down soap scum and grime.

Then use a scrub brush or sponge to scrub the surfaces.

Focus more on any areas with built-up residue before rinsing thoroughly with water.

5. Tackle the Sink, Countertop and the Floors

You can use the same disinfectant cleaner to clean the sink and countertop.

I usually wipe down the surfaces with a clean cloth while paying attention to faucets and handles. (Use windex glass cleaner on mirrors and faucets to leave them streak-free).

After cleaning the sinks and countertops, you should sweep the floor.

To save some more time, my granny use a robot vacuum, and it’s her little cleaning teammate now.

For recommendation, its called Roborock q5. She got it a few months ago around $350 or so.

If you can’t afford this for now, just use a mop or cleaning cloth to wash the floor with any preferred cleaner, and make sure to pay attention to corners and around the base of the toilet.

Here are my cleaning routine and tips.

I find that cleaning is much easier and faster when you just do it inline as part of whatever you’re normally doing. For example:

  1. I keep a scrubbing sponge on the end of the tub, and periodically, after starting my shower, I’ll scrub out the tub before soaping to clean myself.
  2. Whenever I wash up, shave, brush my teeth, etc, I take 30 seconds to wipe down the sink and counter-top after I’m done.
  3. With the room still steamed up, and after I have toweled off from my shower, I toss my towel on the floor and use it to do a quick mop-up. (Not every day, but after a few days, when it’s time to change the towels.)
  4. We men who stand when we pee can see all the dust or dirt that collects on visible areas of the toilet, so occasionally, before I flush, I just grab a couple squares of TP and wipe those visible surfaces to keep things fresh
  5. Don’t keep knick-knacks on the back of the toilet
  6. Don’t leave items out on the counter-top
  7. Don’t use those fluffy toilet-seat covers, etc. Fewer things sitting out means fewer things to clean, to move, to get in your way. With all your surfaces exposed and de-cluttered, the task goes pretty easily.

With these things built into my routine, there’s really never very much work to do for cleaning.

Maybe once every week or two it’s good to take the spray bleach to the toilet and get all the areas that aren’t so obvious, and then grab some windex and do up the mirrors and chrome fixtures.

All in all, this is only about 5 minutes work since everything else is already done.

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